Economists study how society can best use scarce resources
such as land, raw materials, capital, and labor. They analyze
the relationships between the supply of goods and services and
the demand for them, as well as how these goods and services
are produced, distributed, and consumed. Some economists
work on public issues such as the control of inflation, business
cycles, unemployment, wage, tax, and tariff policies. Economics
is widely recognized as a solid background for a career in business,
government, law, teaching and research.
This major may also lead to many other careers. For additional
possibilities, visit the Career Services Center on campus
to utilize computerized career information systems and other
valuable career resources.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should
complete the lower-division major requirements and the general
education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution.
Santa Monica College has articulation agreements for this
major with the following UC, CSU, and private institutions.
Exact major requirements for these and other UC and CSU
campuses can be found online at www.assist.org.