Global Economic forecast


Economics can be defined a few different ways: it’s the study of scarcity, the study of how people use resources, or the study of decision-making. Economics often involves topics like wealth, finance, recessions, and banking, leading to the misconception that economics is all about money and the stock market. Actually, it’s a much broader discipline that helps us understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and make predictions for coming decades.

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Social Sciences, Communications, World Languages Division

Dr. Alex Miranda, Dean

For more information contact:
Lindsay McNutt
Division Coordinator

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Economics will transfer to the following California State Universities:

CSU Bakersfield
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chico
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Humbolt
CSU Long Beach
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website:

Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.

Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles. Some options include:


  • Cost Analysis
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign Trade Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Transportation Management
  • Urban Planning

Economic Market Research

  • Research Analysis
  • Consulting

Banking and Finance

  • Credit Lending
  • Operations
  • Systems
  • Trusts
  • Securities
  • Sales
  • Research


  • Underwriting
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Claims


  • Hospital Management
  • Healthcare Analysis

Other Business Areas

  • Management
  • Buying and Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Hospitality
  • Sales


  • Colleges and universities
  • Secondary public and private schools


Jennifer Bailly

Professor, Economics

B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach

(714) 892-7711 x51287

Office: ADMIN 227

Department Chair: Nina Chapman

Professor, Sociology

B.S., M.A., University of California, Riverside.

(714) 892-7711 x58300

Office: ADMIN 221


• Mark Collinson

• Francis Mensah

• Herman Singh