Jul 25, 2024  
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog 
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog

Economics (AS)

Program Information

Economics is about choice and the impact of those choices on individuals and society. The field relates to the decisions made as individuals and the structures created by governments and firms. Studying the economic way of thinking can provide the student with the ability to make better choices and become an informed citizen. Butler Community College’s Economics Department offers classes in Microeconomics, which focuses on the small economy of individuals and businesses; Macroeconomics, which focuses on the large economy of the government and the Federal Reserve; and Engineering Economics, which focuses on economic principles and their application to engineering projects.

Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.

Kansas State Wide Transfer course (T►)
Milestone Courses - 
Courses are considered essential for progress within a selected Pathway and are indicated by a diamond symbol (♦).
This course is offered online (O)

Program Pathway Learning Outcomes

Click here to view this program’s assessment data. For more information or questions, please contact Phil Speary at pspeary@butlercc.edu or 316.322.3226.

Butler General Education Bucket Requirements (34-35)

Butler Community College participates in the Kansas systemwide general education (SGE) framework within AA and AS degrees.  The SGE framework includes 34-35 credit hours organized in 7 “buckets” each identified by an individual SGE code. 

  • All students are required to take EG101 and EG102 from Bucket 1.
  • All students are required to take either SP100 or SP102 from Bucket 2.
  • All students are required to take one math course from Bucket 3.
  • All other buckets where a course is marked as preferred, students can choose any course listed in the state approved bucket if they meet the prerequisite for the course. 
  • Courses in any of the buckets 3-7 not marked preferred are mandatory in the pathway unless an alternative is approved by the dean overseeing the pathway.
  • Courses listed in the Pathway not identified with a bucket are required for completion of the given degree pathway and are not intended to fulfill the state approved general education bucket package.
  • Students are encouraged to contact Academic Advising for further information.

For more information: BButler General Education Bucket Requirements  

Bucket 1   Bucket 2   Bucket 3   Bucket 4   Bucket 5   Bucket 6   Bucket 7  

Contact Information

Noreen Templin
Department Chair
Office: BOE 804C

Select one: 3 Credit Hours ♦ (Bucket 3-SGE030)

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 5-SGE050)

Second Term: 13-14 Credit Hours

Select one: 3 Credit Hours ♦ (Bucket 7-SGE070)

Third Term: 16-18 Credit Hours

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 2-SGE020)

Select one: 3 Credit Hours ♦ (Bucket 7-SGE070)

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 5-SGE050)

Fourth Term: 15 Credit Hours

Open Electives: 9 Credit Hours

Choose from these subject matters:
BA  - Business Administration
BE  - Business Systems Technology
PL  - Philosophy
PY  - Psychology
SO - Social Science
PO - Political Science

Total Degree Pathway Credit Hours: 60-63