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Heartland Community College

Economics Information

  • Economics is the science of human choice. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from our individual decisions to the ways in which companies and governments operate. As an HCC student in Economics you'll compare, contrast, and analyze a variety of global systems by exploring:

    • basic economic theory
    • supply and demand
    • product and resource pricing
    • employment theory
    • fundamental economic policies
  • Best-sellers like Freakonomics and Money Ball have shown the importance of economic principles in shaping the world around us. As a student in the Economics curriculum, you can join the Business Club at Heartland and may be eligible to join the Phi Beta Lambda Honors Society.

  • As a program graduate, you'll be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution. There, you can pursue a bachelor's degree and equip yourself for an assortment of career possibilities often held by those with an economics background, including roles as a:

    • Financial Analyst
    • Market Analyst
    • Public Policy Consultant
    • Researcher Or Research Assistant


    Employment of economists is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031. As the global economy continues to expand, demand for economists is expected to grow.*


    *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Economists,

  • Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

    Associate in Arts - Concentration in Economics

    If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a economics major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Contact Us

Business Department
ICN 2000
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8640
Fax: (309) 268-7963


Jeremy McClure

Dean, STEM and Business
ICN 2021
Phone: (309) 268-8655

Brian Brennan

Associate Dean, STEM and Business
ICB 2417
Phone: (309) 268-8639