Harper College

The Studies of Economics

The study of making choices

By examining the trade-offs between the various options that we face when we make choices, economics helps us to understand how to make the best use of our limited resources. Almost all issues of public and private policy involve economics as do your own individual choices.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in economics. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals. 

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore Economics Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Economics degree program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Economics Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Last Updated: 4/8/24