Associate in Arts (Transfer)

The Economics area of study is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university for completion of a bachelor's degree. Economics is the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, and how it impacts not only individuals, but society as a whole.

support in the ICC Academic Support Center

The ICC curriculum provides students a strong foundation in mathematics, accounting, statistics, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

A Quality Education

The general education curriculum meets the requirements for transfer to an Illinois public university.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Professor, Economist, Government Advisor, Researcher, Consultant, Banker, Financial Journalist


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Kevin Wells
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The associate in arts curriculum provides students a broad foundation into the concepts of economics, and prepares them well for their junior and senior year at a four-year institution.

Denise Stauthammer, Professor – Business, Legal & Information Systems
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How Do I Get Into the Economics Program?

Be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. High school courses in English, math, history, and social studies are beneficial.
  5. Involvement with student government is also helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Economics Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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