Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate resources. Most of the world's significant social problems have an economic dimension, making economics a vital part of a comprehensive liberal arts education.

The study of economics can also provide valuable knowledge for making personal decisions, such as choosing financial investments or weighing the benefits and costs of alternative careers. Economics courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes) ECON.


Taking economics classes at Dallas College is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our economics curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.