Economics Degree at University of California – Irvine (UCI)

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree181
Master's Degree9
Doctorate Degree13

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male131
Female72

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian105
Black4
Hispanic18
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White33
Unknown11

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: 540
    • Average Hourly Rate: $55.54
    • Average Annual Salary: $115,530
  • Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 390
    • Average Hourly Rate: $47.46
    • Average Annual Salary: $98,720

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Concordia University - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
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  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Economics (A)

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (A)

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, CA
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  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Economics (A)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Economics (A)

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (A)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (A)

California University of Management and Sciences

Anaheim, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Economics (B,M)

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B,M)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (A)

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