The mission of the Economics Department is to be a leader and partner in meeting the intellectual, cultural, technological, workforce and economic development needs of our diverse community. The Economics Department seeks to incorporate microeconomic and macroeconomic decision-making skills into the daily lives of the students, along with promoting a spatially-influenced local, regional, and global perspective of the earth using scientific principles.
So, I'm an Econ Major—What's in It for Me?
Economics is an unusual major that fulfills different roles for different people. It can serve as a great complementary degree for business majors and non-business majors alike. Both groups can gain skills that can be used in your professional and personal life. It can teach students to spot causes and the effects (both intended and unintended) of their actions. Whether you plan to run your own business, invest in stock, or perform any other major financial decision, economics will allow you to make an informed decision.
Economics is the major that best trains you to think in a way that's useful for solving problems. That's what's in it for you. Learning economics can teach you to think in a way that employers value highly. As a side benefit, learning to think like an economist changes the way you view life and understand problems.
What degree in Economics can I earn at Santa Ana College?
What Economics classes are offered at Santa Ana College?
*Full course descriptions can be found here!
What careers can I pursue with a degree in Economics?
Economics Teachers (Secondary and Postsecondary School)
Financial Quantitative Analysts
Farm and Home Management Advisors