Why study economics?

The job market for people with a background in economics is wide open. Economists are in high demand because they can work in both the private and public sectors. The skills you learn in economics classes are desirable in banking, business, education, and public administration. In fact, the skills you will learn in unraveling the intricacies of the marketplace are the same skills that employers tell us are most in demand in the job market today.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.


Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 101): learn basic economic concepts with an emphasis on measures of overall economic performance, the monetary system, and economic policy.

Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 102): focuses on topics such as elasticity, consumer choice, production, and cost.

Economics and Politics of the European Community (ECO 165): a special course that is only taught as part of the Salzburg, Austria study abroad program.

Will my classes transfer?

ECO 101 and 102 will fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement at Illinois public universities. Parkland College classes with an even middle digit (such as ENG 101, MAT 128, and BIO 141) are accepted for transfer as general education courses, major courses, or electives as determined by the transfer institution. 

For more information about transferring, speak with an academic advisor and visit the Parkland Course Matrix.


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