Economics is the study of decision-making and how to allocate scarce resources in the face of unlimited wants. It examines how our limited resources are used to meet societal needs, and studies the production, consumption and distribution of goods and services. If you’re also interested in mathematics, business, psychology or politics, pursuing a degree in economics might be a great fit.
Macroeconomics deals with the aggregate economy, while microeconomics focuses on the behavior of individual economic agents. Studying economics can help you make rational decisions in your personal life and career. It will also help you analyze social issues and public policies related to topics including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, international trade, healthcare, environment, crime and drugs.
Earning an associate degree in economics at Aims is the first step to earning a bachelor’s degree while paying less in tuition. Thanks to a statewide agreement between community colleges and universities, upon completion of your associate degree at Aims you can transfer to any participating four-year public university in Colorado as a junior and earn your bachelor’s degree in economics. Taking your general education degree requirements at Aims instead of a four-year institution can save you considerable cost.
At Aims, your instructors, Pathway Advisors and coaches at the Aims Transitions Center will work together to guide you through the transfer process. The Economics Department offers courses in various educational modalities like asynchronous online, remote learning and face-to-face classes to suit the changing needs of Aims students.
Are you excited to study how individuals, communities, corporations and even nations decide to use their limited resources? Explore your options for earning an economics degree at Aims.