Economics (A.A.)

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Economics Programs

Economics is a social science that focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. The field is often associated with finance and wealth, but it covers a much broader range. Economists study how resources are used and how decisions are made in different circumstances, for instance, when resources are scarce as opposed to abundant. Past and current economic trends are analyzed and predictions about the future are made.

Studying economics will enable you to have a better understanding of crucial issues such as social justice, wealth, poverty and global relations. You will gain insight into complex market issues as well as the ability to analyze and problem solve. You will be able use this background in business, finance, law, public service and many other fields.

Economics, Equality and Environment Club

Students in this club work to increase awareness about sustainability and responsibility through panel discussions, field trips, experiential and action learning opportunities of current local and global economic, social and environmental issues that affect life on Earth. Meetings are Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. Contact or if you have questions about this club. Sign up to be notified of upcoming meetings.

Transfer Options

The program reinforces BMCC’s general education outcomes and prepares students for transfer into Economics programs at senior colleges. This program has articulation agreements with Brooklyn College, City College and Hunter College.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core1

Curriculum Requirements

XXX xxx Social Science Electives4 3

Choose 9 credits from the following:

XXX xxx General Electives5 4
Total Curriculum Requirements 30
Total Program Requirements 60


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

  1. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  2. Students who take ECO 201 and/or ECO 202 to satisfy a Flexible Core requirement will be able to substitute a general elective to satisfy this requirement.
  3. If students take MAT 301 to satisfy their Quantitative Reasoning requirements they are advised to take MAT 302.
  4. Choose any anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, or any Ethnic Studies social science course.
  5. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

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