Economics impacts everyone's lives. It is at the heart of many social issues, including unemployment, inflation, poverty, pollution, health care, human rights, and gender and racial inequality. An Associate of Arts (AA) degree in economics from FRCC can help you see the world in a new way — and put you on a path to help find solutions to some of our toughest problems.

Economists have all kinds of jobs, such as professors, government advisors, consultants and private sector employees. At FRCC, our transfer-friendly program, small classes and supportive professors will give you the skills and training to be successful in this field.

Why Study Economics at Front Range Community College?

With an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in economics from FRCC, you can transfer to a four-year college or university to major in economics starting as a junior. With a bachelor's degree in economics, you'll be prepared for a job or an advanced degree.

An economics degree is a great background for many careers. You'll be prepared to work in banking, finance, insurance, investment and the corporate world. Your job options include:

  • Economist
  • Teacher
  • Arbitrator
  • Market researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Stockbroker
  • Government worker

More than degrees in finance, banking, business or government, a degree in economics can lead to many interesting career choices. Learn what the American Economic Association has to say in this video about careers in economics.

Degree Details

AA in Economics

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Our AA degree in economics allows you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree so you can transfer to a university.

You'll study such topics as:

  • Market models
  • Monopolies and competition
  • Public policy
  • Money and banking
  • International trade
  • Monetary policy

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Transfer Options

With our AA degree in economics, you can major in economics starting as a junior at the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University
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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree can open doors for a career in a variety of fields, from roles in government, private business and beyond. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

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