Economics is a social science that examines the way society makes resource allocation choices through the production and distribution of goods and services.

Economics provides valuable insight into how the modern world works and is excellent training and practice in critical thinking and an understanding of the complex political economic issues that face the U.S. and world today.


  • Our economics program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that will transfer to a four-year institution. It includes elective courses that let you focus on your economics interests.
  • MCC offers both macroeconomics and microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics deals with choices and how the economist’s set of tools helps in making decisions at an aggregated level.
    • Microeconomics looks at choice problems and the economist’s rules and concepts for solving them in the realm of decision-makers -- individuals, households, businesses, governments, labor unions, etc.


What economists “do with economics” depends on the student. Many economic majors go to graduate school and then accept positions in economics, law or business. Others become journalists, social activists, or more.


Bright outlook career growth for Economists.

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook, training and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

These freshman- and sophomore-level courses will easily transfer to a four year college or university. Depending on your chosen major, these courses may apply toward your degree or as electives.

Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.


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