About the Program
HCC educates its students both academically and personally to meet the challenges that face them in a globally competitive environment. Economics 2301 meets the multi-cultural requirement of the core. Economics 1301, 2301 and 2302 are included in the core curriculum as social science electives and are also normally required for those seeking 4 year degrees in business.
AWARD TYPES: Associate in Arts
AREA OF STUDY: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degrees and Certificates
Associate of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies - Economics Major - BA and BS Field of Study Curriculum Tracks / Online Option
Associate in Arts
Economics, the study of how humans allocate scarce resources among competing ends is the most important class a student can take. The reason this is true is because by studying economics students learn how to make decisions efficiently and optimally. This means in the best way possible. Economics is not just about money, it is about making choices.
There are 367 Economists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 12.5% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 25 jobs a year.
- Upon completion of a Graduate degree, the median salary for Economists is $54.73 hourly, $114,000 annually.
Online Programs Restrictions
Some online programs may require up to 15% of their curriculum be taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Language Option Restrictions
Some online programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. At this time, the only language option available online is Spanish. If you would like to take courses in a language other than Spanish, you would have to do so on campus.
Elective Course Restrictions
Some online programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Required Course Restrictions
Some online programs may require students to participate in one or more campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Potential Course Restrictions
Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.