Department Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and apply alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Identify and communicate alternative explanations for contemporary social issues.
- Identify the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral sciences use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods or cultures
Program Information: It has been suggested that economics is the study of peoples’ efforts to satisfy their unlimited wants by utilizing their limited resources. Economics studies the cost implications of an individual making a decision to go to college, the cost implications of a society making a decision to go to war, and everything in-between. Economics might be the most broadly applied of the social sciences because economists believe that all human decisions have economic costs and, therefore, are worthy of economic analysis.
Transfer Opportunities: Economics courses offered at Central Lakes College fulfill requirements within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, Central Lakes College’s graduation requirements, and readily transfer to four-year institutions.
Career Opportunities: A bachelor’s degree in economics will open doors into a number of career fields including management, public administration, public policy, banking, education, business policy, and many others. As well, it can be used as a step to advanced degrees in many fields.