Eighteen (18) credit hours are needed for a minor in Economics. All minors must take Economics I (ECON.2010) and Economics II (ECON.2020). Four additional economics electives are required, two of which must be at the 3000-level or 4000-level. No 1000 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 

  • ECON.3020 Labor Economics 
  • ECON.3030 Microeconomic Theory 
  • ECON.3040 Macroeconomic Theory 
  • ECON.3190 Public Finance 
  • ECON.3250 American Economic History 
  • ECON.3150 Introduction to Environmental Economic 
  • ECON.4010 Special Topics in Economics 
  • ECON.3450 Health Economics

Financial Market Economics 

  • ECON.3160 Investments, Instruments & Strategies 
  • ECON.3170 Capital Markets 
  • ECON.3180 Financial Markets

International Economics 

  • ECON.4030 International Trade & Finance 
  • ECON.4100 Growth and Development

Quantitative Economics 

  • ECON.2110 Statistics for Business and Economics I
  • ECON.2120 Statistics for Business and Economics II
  • ECON.4070 Econometrics

For more information contact the Economics Department, 978-934-2794.