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Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses, and societies use limited resources to achieve their goals. Economics can help students make decisions and assess public policy issues throughout their lives. Training in economics at Montgomery College will prepare you for a variety of careers.

MC offers affordable tuition, close faculty mentorship, and flexible class schedules. You can take economics classes at each MC campus—in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring.

Whether you want to take an economics class or prepare for an economics bachelor’s degree, we look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your academic goals. You might be interested in the Economics Option under our Social Sciences Administration and Health Core of the General Studies DegreeMontgomery College does not offer a degree or certificate in economics. 


There are many job opportunities for those with degrees in economics. Economists work in research settings, and a variety of positions in nonprofit, profit, and government organizations.

Some of these careers require advanced degrees, such as a master's (MA or MS) or doctoral degree (PhD) in economics, but there are also entry-level jobs available to those with a bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in economics.

Economics Courses

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
  • All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

The following economics courses are offered at MC:

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

You might be interested in the Economics Option under our Social Sciences Administration and Health Core of the General Studies Degree. General Studies allows you to explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.