Programs & Courses

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Economics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chris Akujuobi Phone: 410-386-8208 Email: The Arts and Sciences-Economics recommendation at Carroll Community College provides basic knowledge of how people and markets interact and a foundation for continued study in Economics. Graduates are suitably prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland as well as other states. By following this program, students will be well-positioned to transfer to Towson University (economics) University of Maryland - College Park (BA - economics; BS - economics), McDaniel College (economics), Hood College (economics - international economics; economics - political economy), UMBC (BA - economics; BS - financial economics), or Salisbury University (economics). By consulting with an advisor and by using ARTSYS at, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

Career Strategies

•    Most economics positions in the private sector require at least a master's degree
•    Economists can specialize in industries such as healthcare, transportation, insurance,
     government or business
•    Develop quantitative, analytical and computer skills.
•    Take courses in finance, statistics, computer science, business and political science.
•    Gain experience working with data; be able to explain to others
•    Learn to solve problems, write reports, create charts and graphs

•    Economists
•    Market Research Analysts
•    Budget Analysts
•    Financial Analysts
•    Actuaries
•    Health Care Managers


•     Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
•     Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Social Sciences Area of Study and related
      Areas of Study.
•     Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of
•     Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
•     Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership
      Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
•     Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
•     Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
•     Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related
      to your program of study.
•     Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work
      well within in a team.
•     Conduct informational interviews and job shadow with professionals in fields of interest to
      learn more about opportunities.
•     Cultivate multicultural exposure by participating in campus diversity events.
•     Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g.
      Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
•     Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication
      SPCH-101, Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).