Economics Degree

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.  


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Associate of Arts: 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

  • Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Stock Broker
  • Business, Banking, and Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Federal Reserve Public Finance
  • Government
  • Graduate School in Economics
  • Healthcare
  • International Trade
  • Law
  • Marketing and Retail
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate and Urban Planning

See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.

About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. 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.