Associate of Science Degree in Economics
Hawai‘i Pacific University offers the Associate of Science degree in Economics to students enrolled through Military Campus Programs upon completion of 60 semester hours of required and elective subjects. The AS in Economics leads directly into the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Business Economics, or the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics degree programs. In addition to offering classroom-based instruction, HPU makes the AS in Economics degree program available entirely online through Military Campus Programs.
Students who earn the Associate of Science in Economics will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of aggregate economic activity, including the basics of fiscal and monetary policy and their impact on the economy, businesses, and individuals.
- Explain the role of businesses, the government, and the Federal Reserve in management of the local, regional, national, and international economies.
- Find reliable sources of economic data including interest rates, prices, unemployment, GDP, and other key economic indicators necessary for identifying and interpreting economic patterns and trends.
- Apply the basic principles of economic theory and policy by using mathematical, graphical, and statistical tools in the analysis of economic problems and decision making.