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Economics

Are you interested in concepts like supply and demand? Are you curious about human behavior? Do you enjoy working with numbers? If yes, then a degree in economics could be a good fit for you.

In this program, you’ll study how people’s choices to satisfy their wants affect the consumption, production and trade of scarce resources. You’ll study topics such as inflation, taxes, pricing, employment, poverty and capitalism. This two-year program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting, economics or another business-related field.

Whether you want a career in business, government or social sciences, the versatile economics degree will provide the framework for a variety of challenging career options.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the language of business and effectively communicate with written and oral techniques
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve real world business problems and make business decisions
  • Utilize business models to solve economic problems and analyzing both macro and micro decision making
  • Explain the role of ethics and the importance of its effects on the business environment
  • Use appropriate technology for business management systems

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Business DTA/MRP. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
BUS 217
Business Statistics
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT& 201
Principles of Accounting I
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
PHYS 101
General Physics
5
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT& 202
Principles of Accounting II
5
ECON& 201
Micro Economics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
MATH 201
Introduction to Finite Mathematics
5
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT& 203
Principles of Accounting III
5
BUS& 201
Business Law
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 148
Business Calculus
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT& 201
Principles of Accounting I
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT& 202
Principles of Accounting II
5
ECON& 201
Micro Economics
5
Choose 1 course from:
GEOG& 102
World Regional Geography
5
GEOG& 207
Economic Geography
5
POLS& 202
United States Government
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT& 203
Principles of Accounting III
5
BUS& 201
Business Law
5
Total Credits
 
15

For these three areas of study, on the Program Requirements tab, please change the text to read as follows: You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see the requirements for the AA-DTA/MRP in Business, click here, then scroll down to Direct Transfer Agreements/Major Related Programs and click on the Associate in Business DTA/MRP.

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,544
  • Non-Resident

    $
    17,651
  • International

    $
    21,823
  • Books

    $
    2,857
  • Course Fees

    $
    30
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Jamie Southwell
    Jamie Southwell
    Program Specialist 2
    Jamie.Southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3912

  • Elodie Goodman
    Elodie Goodman
    Dean Ss/Acct/Econ/Hum Serv
    B.A., M.A., University of Washington
    Elodie.Goodman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3694
  • Roshan Khattry
    Roshan Khattry
    Economics
    B.A., Coe College; M.A., University of Oregon
    Roshan.Khattry@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3889
  • Alex Pelham
    Alex Pelham
    Economics Instructor
    B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Ph.D., Colorado State University
    Alex.Pelham@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3689
  • Mark Wylie
    Mark Wylie
    Economics
    B.A., Principia College, Elsah, Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
    Mark.Wylie@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3695

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Roshan Khattry

Faculty
roshan.khattry@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3889
Building 24, Office 18

Jamie Southwell

Pathways Specialist
jamie.southwell@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3912
Building 24, Room 125