The Economics Department at Pasadena City College teaches you a basic understanding of what is going on in the world and the economy in which you live. Take a course to satisfy a General Education requirement or to begin preparing to transfer and earn a degree in Economics.

Economics is the study of the production and consumption of goods and the transfer of wealth to produce and obtain those goods.

Studying Economics will give you a basic understanding of what is going on in the world and in the economy in which you live and to which you can contribute. You will also receive a foundation for understanding business news.

By studying Economics, you will learn how to:

  • Apply the concepts of scarcity and opportunity costs in making economic decisions.
  • Use the theory of demand and supply to explain market equilibrium and the effects of government interventions.
  • Analyze measures of national income accounting, economic growth, inflation and unemployment.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate fiscal and monetary theory and policy.

Transfer Articulation Resources

Each semester we offer a variety of Economics courses that can be taken individually or as part of a planned program leading to transfer or a certificate. Use the links below to see full course descriptions and our current offerings. 

Planning to transfer? Take Economics courses at PCC to satisfy a General Education (GE) requirement and/or lower division coursework for an Economics major!

Lower Division Major Courses

The following courses satisfy lower division requirements for a Economics major at several colleges & universities. Please use the Transfer Center's Articulation resources to make sure that these courses transfer to the university of your choice!

  • Economics 1A and 1B: Principles of Economics

Satisfy GE Requirements with Economics Courses

Economics 1A and 1B will satisfy CSU GEs, IGETC Requirements as well as GEs for some private and independent institutions. Visit the Transfer Center for resources to help you determine which courses satisfy GEs specific to your education plan.

Review Transfer & GE Requirements

After earning a Bachelor Degree in Economics, you will be prepared to start a career as a(n):

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Banking (eg. Loan officer)
  • Business Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Government Insurance Underwriter
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst

Join the Economics club to engage and interact with like-minded Economics students!

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