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Economics is the study of the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth. Economics studies how people use resources and studies decision-making. Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. The ultimate goal of economic science is to improve the living conditions of people in their everyday lives.​

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in economics include: economist, financial risk analyst, data analyst, financial planner, accountant, economic researcher, financial consultant, and investment analyst.​

​​Student Voice

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Austin Barraza Austin Barraza

Former Norco College Honors student Austin Barraza arrived at Norco College from UC San Diego after experiencing indecision about his major and financial concerns. Working full time and with no support system in place, Austin’s first semester at Norco was a challenge.

In spring 2013 Austin enrolled in his first honors course. He credits the Honors Program at Norco College with helping him find his focus in college. “Honors helped put me back on track,” Barraza said. While participating in the Honors Program, he chose to major in Political Science and also discovered new interests in philosophy, economics, and religious studies.

To read more of Austin's story, click here.

Academic Programs in Economics

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

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Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Social & Behavioral Sciences - CSU Pathway


Additional Resources

​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

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