Associate in Arts (Transfer)
The Economics area of study is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university for completion of a bachelor's degree. Economics is the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, and how it impacts not only individuals, but society as a whole.
The general education curriculum meets the requirements for transfer to an Illinois public university.
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Professor, Economist, Government Advisor, Researcher, Consultant, Banker, Financial Journalist
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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The associate in arts curriculum provides students a broad foundation into the concepts of economics, and prepares them well for their junior and senior year at a four-year institution.Denise Stauthammer, Professor, Economics
How Do I Get Into the Economics Program?
Be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- High school courses in English, math, history, and social studies are beneficial.
- Involvement with student government is also helpful.
What Can I Expect As a Economics Student?
- Courses in the study of macroeconomics and microeconomics.
- A foundational arts and sciences curriculum that prepares you for transfer.
- Courses to understand financial and managerial accounting.
- Support from the ICC Transfer Center to assist in selecting coursework to align with your institution of choice for transfer.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.