Economics

Program Overview

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.

Why GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost Estimate*

Associate in Arts: $5,774

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization. GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.