Economics is a broad discipline that helps us understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and make predictions about the coming years. It is the study of scarcity, the study of how people use resources, and the study of decision-making and policies pertaining to resources. Economic study of individual decisions is called microeconomics and the study of the economy as a whole is called macroeconomics.

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Dariush Haghighat
Department Chair, Economics, Geography and Political Science
(951) 222-8262
Quad 209

Major Units
Typical Time to Completion
2 years
Program Map

If you are interested in understanding our communities, how they’re formed and what influences their structures, while others are driven to take a more hands-on role to improve and advance our societies, you can explore other instructional pathways in Social and Behavioral Sciences