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Economics

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Academic Programs

Associate in Science (851)

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 counselor or 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
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
John Nelson, Assistant Professor of Business, 815/835-6429.

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


Economics - Suggested Program


First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 17-18

  • Humanities 3 Semester hour(s)

  • ACC 101 - Financial Accounting 4 Semester hour(s)
  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Microcomputers - Windows 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 101 - Composition I 3 Semester hour(s)
  • FYE 101 - First Year Experience 1 Semester hour(s)
  • MAT 203 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 Semester hour(s)
  • or

  • MAT 220 - Finite Mathematics 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16-17

  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)

  • ACC 102 - Managerial Accounting 4 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG 103 - Composition II 3 Semester hour(s)
  • GOV 163 - American Politics and Government 3 Semester hour(s)
  • MAT 204 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 Semester hour(s)
  • or

  • MAT 221 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 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)

  • ECO 211 - Principles of Economics 3 Semester hour(s)
  • SPE 131 - Introduction to Oral Communication 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15-16

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

  • ECO 212 - Problems of Economics 3 Semester hour(s)
  • MAT 150 - Computer Programming for Math and Engineering 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Credits: 64-66


Footnote

*One lab science required.


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