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Economics is consistently rated among the top most employable and among the top ten best paying degrees.  But as any good economist will tell you; it is not always about more money, but rather more opportunity. Economists work for big or small firms, in the public or private sector, with non-profits and for-profit firms. Economists work everywhere in firms: accounting, advertising, finance, management, marketing, production, research and development, and sales.

A degree in Economics opens doors to opportunity.

Degrees & Certificates

    Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

    The economics major provides systematic knowledge of the nature and scope of economics with a diverse academic regimen and practical application. The study of economic concepts and theories with concentrations that include: Macroeconomic Analysis, Microeconomic Analysis, Contemporary Economic Issues, and The Global Economy. In addition, an economics major is preparation for general education, good citizenship and literate participation in a market-oriented life.

    The Economics program (AA-T in Economics) offers students a comprehensive education in the theoretical as well as practical applications of the discipline. The degree offers a variety of economics and business courses that aid in familiarizing students with the diverse subfields in the area of Economics.

    The mission of this program is to provide a definitive course of study in economics to a diverse population of students, ultimately preparing those students for transfer to university. This program in economics is a diverse academic, theoretical and practical, major that is applicable to everyday life, which further fulfills the general requirements of the California State University transfer system.

    Program Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Ensure that 85% of all courses meet or exceed their outcome/assessment goals and develop appropriate action plans for continuous improvement.
    • Develop strategies throughout all concentrations/courses to enhance the development of our students’ critical-thinking skills: their ability to reason, ask appropriate questions and make strong decision.
    • Develop assignments and/or exercises to enhance students’ verbal and non-verbal skills: their ability to reflect, write, speak and respond in a personal and professional manner.
    • Improve the level of student success and student retention as well as increase the number of degrees and certificates.
    • Develop a strong working relationship with local businesses through the formation of an Industry Council for the purpose of advisement and collaboration in order to ensure that our course offerings are providing our students with the strongest preparation for entering the workforce. Additionally, it would be our goal for this Council to develop strong feelings for LBCC students and to evolve these feelings into actual job opportunities.

    Certificate of Accomplishment, Business Economics

    The Certificate of Accomplishment will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business, in functions such as accounting, finance or budget planning. Additionally, this may prepare the student for a variety of starting positions in government planning.

    Certificate of Accomplishment, Money & Banking

    The Certificate of Accomplishment will prepare a student to continue toward the attainment of an Associate Degree and/or for an entry-level position in a small/medium-sized business in a financial or banking industry, and in functions such as accounting and budget planning. 

    Course offerings

    Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer

    ECON 1
    Macro Economics

    ECON 1H
    Macro Economics Honors


    ECON 2
    Micro Economics

    ECON 2H
    Micro Economics Honors


    ECON 3
    General Concepts in Economics

    ECON 4
    Contemporary Economic Issues


    ECON 5
    The Global Economy