Economics is the study of how consumers and producers make choices and how that affects the economy as a whole. Whether you’re required to take a course as a business major or plan to study something else, taking a course in economics will improve your ability to understand current events and make informed economic decisions in today’s challenging global environment. You’ll also explore the economics way of thinking and find answers to questions about how markets work, the role of money, how businesses make decisions, and how governments influence the economy. You can study human economic behavior either from the individual perspective, microeconomics or from the overall perspective, macroeconomics.
Economics courses count toward a social science general education requirement. However, should you choose to pursue a four-year degree in economics, you will have a deeper understanding of consumer and producer behavior, conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor trends, and develop forecasts related to the economy.
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