Economics is the study of how society feeds, clothes, houses, and otherwise materially supports itself. It answers the fundamental questions of How? What? and For whom? Graduates work in business, government, and education in very colorful and varied careers, and they are able to contribute in many ways to answering these basic questions that confront all societies and individuals. Consult with a faculty advisor before beginning any program of study.
If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in economics, you should complete the following courses. Consult with a faculty or academic advisor before beginning this program of study. These courses provide the basic preparation leading to political science-related careers.
- Associate of Science in Economics (designated degree/ see below)
Associate of Science: Economics Designated Degree
In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.
This AS in Economics Designated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.
Career Paths / Options in Economics
- Financial Planner
- Investment Banker
- Management Consultant
- Marketing Specialist
- Stock Broker
- Business, Banking, and Finance
- Economic Development
- Federal Reserve Public Finance
- Graduate School in Economics
- International Trade
- Marketing and Retail
- Public Policy
- Real Estate and Urban Planning
See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.
Gainful Employment Information
The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information.) The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college located in Lakewood, a surrounding area of Denver, and offer a serene foothills setting with wild life, rolling hills and mountain views. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.