Economics Minor

Eighteen (18) credit hours are needed for a minor in Economics. All minors must take Economics I (49.201) and Economics II (49.202). Four additional economics electives are required, two of which must be at the 300-level or 400-level. No 100 level courses may be used as part of 18 required credit hours.

Within this general framework, a wide variety of options are open to students who minor in economics. Courses can be taken to emphasize a particular area like international, quantitative or environmental economics, or a series of courses can be chosen from different areas to strengthen or complement the student's major discipline. Some of these courses are required in many MBA programs and some schools waive them if they have been taken at the undergraduate level.
The following are some of the courses from which a minor courses can be chosen grouped by general areas:

General Economics:
49.302 Labor Economics
49.303 Microeconomic Theory
49.304 Macroeconomic Theory
49.319 Public Finance
49.325 American Economic History
49.315 Introduction to Environmental Economic
49.401 Special Topics in Economics
49.345 Health Economics

Financial Market Economics:
49.316 Investments, Instruments & Strategies
49.317 Capital Markets
49.318 Financial Markets

International Economics:
49.403 International Trade & Finance
49.410 Growth and Development

Quantitative Economics:
49.211 Statistics for Business and Economics I
49.212 Statistics for Business and Economics II
49.407 EconometricsĀ 

  • Contact the Economics Department, 978-934-2794