Associate of Science | 62 credits minimum
Social & Behavioral Sciences Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus AAB 165
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4327
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor AAB 237A, (801) 957-4294
Associate Professors - Dennis R. Watson
Assistant Professors - Heather A. Schumacker, Kerry MacNamara
The study of economics deals with the issue of scarcity. Questions on what to produce, how goods and services will be produced and how produced goods and services are distributed in society, represents the kinds of questions economists deal with on a daily basis. In other words, economics explores how we use scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants in society. The study of economics utilizes historical data, theoretical models and empirical evidence to explain the behavior of individuals, firms and nations in producing and consuming goods and services.
Economics allows students to think critically, analyze complex problems and apply solutions to real world problems. Economics provides students the foundation for various academic and professional endeavors. Professionals in management, law, education, government, finance and international affairs use economic analysis. Employers and graduate schools often seek individuals with an understanding of economics.
Opportunities in the field of economics are broad and diverse. They include, but not limited to: government (federal, state, local) and private industry. Specialties can be pursued in consulting, research, and finance. Economists can specialize in a particular industry such as healthcare, transportation, or energy. Nearly all industries employ economists.
Economics programs at four-year colleges and universities are housed in social science and business schools with varying requirements. For transfer to Economics at Utah State University, Weber State University, or Southern Utah University, students should see the Business Advisor for efficient transfer planning.
Estimated Cost for Students
Varies with course selection and credit hours.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
|1.1 Perform steps of macro and micro economic analysis.
||1 - Substantive Knowledge
|2.1 Communicate effectively in writing.
2.2 Communicate effectively while working in groups.
2.3 Communicate effectively numerically.
|2 - Communicate Effectively
|3.1 Perform macro and micro economic calculations.
||3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it, and draw reasonable conclusions.
||4 - Think Critically
|5.1 Understand the political, historical, social, and economic foundations of the local, national, and global communities.
5.2 Engage in principled and vigorous dialogue.
|5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally