Begin learning today’s in-demand skills with the Economics program. Geared towards students who are interested in pursuing a liberal arts degree in economics from a university, this program satisfies the first two years of a 4-year curriculum. You can carry the knowledge you gain from this program over to a variety of careers, including budget and market analyst, marketing specialist, lawyer, economist, controller, urban and regional planner, and teacher.

The Economics program takes a theoretical approach in helping you develop critical thinking skills while analyzing and interpreting domestic and global economic data and learning how to make informed decisions in a variety of contexts using marginal analysis. You’ll learn about economic models and how to use them to interpret and predict economic outcomes and relationships. By the end of this program, you will be able to proficiently express your economic ideas and arguments, as well as flex your creative problem-solving skills in analyzing and recommending solutions to improve economic outcomes.

*This program isn't designed for students planning to transfer to a business economics program. If you plan on majoring in economics at a college of business, follow the Associate in Business-General Requirements (ABUS-GR) pathway.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Economics

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College offers two pathways into the study of Economics. Students taking macroeconomic principles analyze the functionality of the United States economy, covering income, employment, inflation, fiscal policies, and more. Students enrolled in microeconomic principles study consumerism, price setting, government regulation, and the structure of the free market.

While our economics courses do not lead to any particular degree at Phoenix College, these classes often fulfill certificate and degree requirements. Professionals in economics often work in the world of public finance and international trade, or as a private consultant for hire.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program directors, Dr. Raymond Bromley and Dr. Steve Thorpe, for more information.