Economics is a social science that researches people and how they use their resources with a focus on the economic well-being of society. It can serve as good preparation for careers in business, government, law, and education. Students taking courses in the Economics program at Saddleback College will explore the themes within macroeconomics - the study of the economy as a whole; and micro economics - individual decisions.
The Economics program at Saddleback College offers an associate degree and an associate degree for transfer. An economics bachelor’s degree is a great foundation for graduate programs in economics, law, public administration, international affairs, environmental science, management science, or business. A degree in economics also has higher mid-career salaries than finance, accounting, and business majors. Economics intersects many disciplines, non-economics majors are also welcome to take classes in this area.