Economics

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree
Cost
$10,439*

The science behind the goods and services

Understand how the economy works

Begin your studies in economics with an associate degree from the College of Lake County. With this affordable degree, you develop a foundational understanding of this social science, which focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

Upon graduation, you’re ready for success at a 4-year school. With your bachelor’s degree, you can find rewarding work as an actuary, analyst or financial planner.

What can you do with an A.A. in Economics?

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Economics prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

Highlights

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    BUS 121 3
    ECO 221 3
    MTH 222 4
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BUS 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ECO 221
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 222
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ENG 122 3
    ACC 121 4
    ECO 222 3
    HST 122 3
    GEG 121 3
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ECO 222
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HST 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code GEG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    PHI 122 3
    ECO 223 3
    BIO 120 4
    HUM 122 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHI 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ECO 223
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 120
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MTH 224 4
    SOC 121 3
    ECO 224 3
    HUM 127 3
    • Course Code MTH 224
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SOC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ECO 224
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

60


Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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Economics at CLC

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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