How well do you understand the economic events that are reported daily in the news? Have you wondered what impact the economy has on the world at large and what all the changes mean to you?

Whether you’re interested in a career in business, journalism or government, a degree in economics provides excellent preparation.

Waubonsee's Associate in Arts Degree with a concentration in Economics is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor's degree.

Studying Economics at Waubonsee

Studying economics at Waubonsee is the first step to working in an industry that is consistently called upon to interpret current financial and monetary events and trends, and predict their impact on the future.

Our Economics Program builds a solid foundation with studies of contemporary domestic and global economic issues, and explores both the individual components of microeconomics and the broader structure of macroeconomics.

Our faculty members share your enthusiasm and support your academic journey. You can enhance your classroom experience by joining the Waubonsee Business Club to network, gain a better understanding of the business world and provide service to the community.

Economics Courses

Working in Economics

Professionals equipped with an economics degree have the potential to influence decisions that impact people, businesses and government.

Many economists work in well-paying positions in law, insurance, banking and finance. And while it’s a given that economics has broad global applications, when studied in conjunction with related fields, a background in economics can lead to a career in numerous specialties and industries including health, the environment, education and social concerns.


Transfer Guide

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With proper planning, our transfer degrees can take you anywhere, but check
out this Economics Transfer Guide (pdf) for specific course recommendations for select area four-year schools.



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Costs and Payments


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