Economics

An Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Economics is a great first step toward a career in research, education, statistics, operations research analysis, finance, business, or public service.

Completion of an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Economics will provide a core foundation that corresponds with the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Courses

    ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics

    A study of consumer problems of the individual and of the family in the American economy. Areas of study may include: money and credit management, saving and personal investment, estate planning, wills, buying food and clothing, home ownership or rental, transportation, insurance, taxes and consumer protection. Emphasis is placed on the role of man in relation to his economic environment and the decisions which must be made in the conduct of individual and collective economic activity. Consideration is given to the market system, national income accounting, and policy development.
    (This course is designed for non-business, economics or finance majors and will not replace ECON 2301 or ECON 2302)
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Econ 2301 Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

    History, development, and application of macroeconomic theory underlying the production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services including the utilization of resources, analysis of value and prices, national income analysis, fiscal policies, monetary and banking theory and policy, distribution of income, labor problems, international economics, and economic systems. Attention given to the application of economic principles to economic problems. 
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Econ 2301 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)

    History, development, and application of microeconomic theory underlying the production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services including the utilization of resources, analysis of value and prices, national income analysis, fiscal policies, monetary and banking theory and policy, distribution of income, labor problems, international economics, and economic systems. Attention given to the application of economic principles to economic problems.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Agricultural Sciences Teacher, Postsecondary
    • Business Teacher, Postsecondary
    • Chief Executive
    • City and Regional Planning Aide
    • Economics Teacher, Postsecondary
    • Economist
    • Education Administrator, Postsecondary
    • Farm and Home Management Advisor
    • Forester
    • Geographer
    • History Teacher, Postsecondary
    • Political Science Teacher, Postsecondary
    • Social Science Research Assistant
    • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Salary Information

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Meet the Faculty

Al Clausen

Professor of Economics
Cisco Campus & Abilene Campus
al.clausen@cisco.edu

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Odom Olin

Adjunct Instructor - Economics/Business
Cisco Campus
olin.odom@cisco.edu

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Jared Reynolds

Professor of Business
Abilene Campus
jared.reynolds@cisco.edu

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