If you're looking for a course of study you can actually use in life, then you should take economics. Economics isn't as much about money as about the choices people make concerning their money. Understanding economic principles gives insight into managing personal finances, overseeing business operations and understanding government policies. Economists are consultants, researchers and educators who work for corporations, government agencies and nonprofits organizations.
To become an economist, you'll need to complete the requirements for an associate of science or an associate of arts degree. The Tennessee Transfer Path program allows for transfer to any participating four-year institution to work toward a bachelor's degree. Your advisor can provide additional information regarding transfer options in and out of state.