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Economics Program

When you study economics at College of DuPage, you will learn how to interpret data to make informed decisions, maximize profit, demonstrate growth in data and apply concepts to real life. 

Many students take economics courses to help them acquire knowledge for making daily decisions using logical reasoning, reasonable quantitative skills and verbal and analytical skills.

Determine Your Path

As an economics major, you have a variety of career paths, including banking, finance, marketing, real estate, insurance and investment. 

At COD in the economics program, you'll discover:

  • Dedicated instructors with years of professional experience.
  • Instruction utilizing our state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch facilities.
  • Affordable courses to help you achieve success without creating overwhelming debt or draining your savings account.
  • Small class sizes to ensure you receive personalized attention.

Watch a video to learn more about the Economics program.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

College of DuPage offers an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree in economics. Both degrees prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution.

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Joe Vitone

"A key way that I make decisions is to weigh costs with the benefits associated with them. As a result, it was in my best interest to go to College of DuPage.” - Joe Vitone

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Billal Virani

"COD allowed me to gain leadership skills through student government (SLC) as well as go to a great four-year university that I probably would not have gone to otherwise.” - Billal Virani

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"I knew COD would be the college I wanted to attend. COD provides many sources of financial support for their students, and my family and I will forever be grateful for that.” - Belem Oseguera

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Get Started Today

The first step to getting started in economics at College of DuPage is to apply for admission.

Our Academic and Career Pathways give you a roadmap to achieving your career goals. Follow a timeline based on your degree that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

Students who complete courses in economics will:

  • Interpret current economic data to make informed decisions.
  • Demonstrated growth in mastery of key economic concepts.
  • Understand and apply economic modeling to assess real world events.

College of DuPage has several transfer agreements in place with four-year colleges and universities and through the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). For more information on specific transfer agreements, visit cod.edu/transfer
 

Explore Economics Careers

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Economics program. 

Graduates of the Economics program gain a new way of thinking and decision making that helps people achieve their goals. This way of thinking is universal and is adaptable to many different careers. 

If you have questions about the Economics program, contact the Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office at (630) 942-2010.