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    Sauk Valley Community College
  Feb 25, 2018


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Associate in Arts (651)

This program prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics. Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution’s catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.

Work and Employment

Economists seek careers in financial institutions and other aspects of business and government. Economists can also be self-employed as financial advisors or compete for some jobs with business graduates.

Special Considerations

Students planning to major in economics should cultivate effective oral and written communication skills and computer literacy.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354.

Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Economics should consult an academic advisor regarding foreign language requirements.

Economics - Suggested Program

First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 17-18

  • Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17

  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15-16

  • Communication 3 Semester hour(s)
  • *Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15-16

  • Electives 6 Semester hour(s)
  • *Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)

Total Credits: 64-66


*One lab science required.

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