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Economics | Academic Transfer

Economists have the knowledge and are the true brains behind the world’s financial condition. 

As an Economics major, you’ll learn to decode the world’s financial systems. You’ll study economic models and theories to help analyze how the seemingly simple acts of buying and selling can be complicated by factors such as taxes, interest rates, inflation, labor disagreements, and even the weather. You’ll learn about economic theory, economic systems such as capitalism, and mathematical methods. 

Economics majors at Mid-Plains Community College will typically transfer their associate's degree and successfully completed course credits into a bachelor’s degree offered at a four-year college or university.   It should be noted, that a Bachelors of Science degree in economics may focuses on math, statistics, and other quantitative methods, while a Bachelors of Arts degree might incorporate liberal arts classes and a foreign language requirement.

If you find the study of financial condition using history, theory, statistical modeling and predicting what can often seem chaotic in a wide variety of conditions, then majoring in Economics might

Careers in Economics

  • Accountant and Auditor
  • Buyer and Purchasing Agent
  • Federal government
  • Logistician
  • Management, scientific, and technical
  • consulting services
  • Scientific research and development services
  • State and local government
  • Finance and Insurance

About Economics Emphasis

Economists study how individuals coordinate their wants and needs, given the scarcity of resources. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts. They research issues such as energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes, or employment levels.