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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.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BUS& 201
Business Law
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:
POLS& 202
American Government
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT& 201
Principles of Accounting I
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT& 202
Principles of Accounting II
5
ECON& 201
Micro Economics
5
MATH 201
Introduction to Finite Mathematics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ACCT& 203
Principles of Accounting III
5
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
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
MIS 211
Information Technology In Business
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 100
Introductory Physics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
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
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:
BUS 217
Business Statistics
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
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.

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  • International

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  • Institutional Fees

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These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Kelley Cullen
    Kelley Cullen
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Kelley.Cullen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-332-2706
  • 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@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