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Economics is the study of how people produce, distribute, and consume goods and services. Intertwined with politics, sociology, psychology, and history, economics studies how individuals and societies prioritize allocation of resources to build wealth. Economics is a foundational subject for the study of business, management, and public policy.

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Did You Know?

  • Demand for economists in California is set to grow 14% by 2028.
  • Graduates with a bachelor’s in Economics earn a median salary of $50,000 in the years immediately following graduation.

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Program Highlights

NVC offers foundational coursework in Economics. Students learn the principles of macro- and micro-economics, including economic theories and their applications in public policy and analysis of the factors governing supply and demand. Study of economic development in the U.S. spans colonial times to the present, with emphasis on the relationship of economic activities to social and political development. Class credits may be applied toward general education requirements for transfer to a four-year institution.


The analytical, problem-solving, and statistical skills developed by economics students are in high demand in an increasingly complex business environment. In addition to jobs in banking and the finance sector, economics students may find their skills align with positions in business planning, marketing, and research.

  • Market research analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Economists
  • Actuaries
  • Compliance officers
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After NVC

With more than 65 undergraduate Economics degrees and more than 250 Business degrees on offer within the CSU system alone, students who wish to pursue further study in the field at a four-year institution should consult with program faculty and visit the Transfer Center to explore specific options, then work with NVC Counseling to ensure prerequisites align with future study plans.