Program Description The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Economics. When selecting a transfer institution, students will need to choose between a more quantitative/applied approach to Economics (B.S.) or a social science approach (B.A.), depending on career goals. Economics is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Social Sciences, Business, Law, Education, Urban Studies, Public and/or Health Administration. Economics — What is it? Economics is the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, using supply, demand and price theory. Economists are also concerned with issues of investments, inflation, unemployment and the allocation of resources. As an interdisciplinary major, Economics often includes courses in mathematics, accounting, business, political science, geography, sociology, and environmental sciences. Contemporary issues in Economics: Business cycles, Interactions between government, Business and social welfare, Environment, International Trade, Consumer and producer decisions, Health care. Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics? Students who major in economics develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to multiple careers. A degree in economics prepares students for careers as business or non-profit managers, auditors, financial analysts, economic analysts, entrepreneurs, fund raisers, teachers, consultants, government advisors, securities brokers, appraisers, insurance agents, statisticians, and bankers.