How do individuals and businesses make decisions? How are prices determined? How do we measure the health of our economy?

DVC's economics program explores these questions and more. Learn about government policies such as minimum wage, income distribution, taxation, environmental regulation, and healthcare. Economics is great preparation for a range of careers in business, non-profit, or government.

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Career Opportunities

The economics program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Economist
  • Researcher
  • Policy analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Financial or management consultant
  • Investment analyst
  • Government jobs
  • Non-profit management


Change your life with an economics degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.