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Economics Degree at University of California - Irvine (UCI)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001314
  • Phone: (949) 824-5011

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Economics Degree

The economics program at University of California - Irvine prepares students for careers as a consultant, financial analyst, market analyst, public policy analyst, purchasing manager, and research assistant. The program focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation, and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Program courses include: economic theory, micro and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and public policy issues. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer economics degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Economics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. UCI has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree340
    Master's Degree6
    Doctorate Degree8

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male237
    Female117

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Asian211
    Black2
    Hispanic21
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
    White61
    Unknown18

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Economics program at UCI, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Economists

  • Description:

    Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, economists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.1% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 660
      • Average Hourly Rate: $57.95
      • Average Annual Salary: $120,530
    • Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $50.20
      • Average Annual Salary: $104,420

Survey Researchers

  • Description:

    Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Economics Programs in California

Economics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

62 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B,M)
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Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)
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California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

38 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B,M)
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Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (A)