The Economics minor offers students the opportunity to strengthen their main areas of expertise thought the exposure to a rigorous curriculum that focuses on decision making and allocation of resources both at the individual level and within the private and public sectors.

A minor in Economics consists of 18 credit hours.

Required Courses (6 cr.)

  • ECON.2010 Economics 1
  • ECON.2020 Economics 2

Elective Courses (12 cr.)

Four additional economics electives are required, at least 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 variety of options are open to students who minor in Economics. Courses can be taken across the general areas listed below, or a series of courses can be chosen from within one specific area to strengthen or complement the student's major discipline. Many graduate programs, such as MBAs, require some of these courses and some schools may waive them if they have been taken at the undergraduate level.

The following are some of the courses from which the four electives can be chosen grouped by general areas: 

General Economics 

  • ECON.3030 Microeconomic Theory 
  • ECON.3040 Macroeconomic Theory 
  • ECON.3250 United States Economic History 
  • ECON.4010 Special Topics in Economics 
  • ECON.4160 Experimental and Behavioral Economics 

Economic Policies 

  • ECON.3020 Labor Economics 
  • ECON.3150 Introduction to Environmental Economics 
  • ECON.3190 Public Finance
  • ECON.3450 Health Economics

Business Economics 

  • ECON.3120 Managerial Economics 
  • ECON.3160 Investments, Instruments & Strategies
  • ECON.3170 Capital Markets
  • ECON.3180 Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
  • ECON.4020 Industrial Organization

International Economics 

  • ECON.3100 Development Economics
  • ECON.4030 International Trade Theory
  • ECON.4060 International Macroeconomics
  • ECON.4100 Economic Growth and Development

Applied Data Analysis and Quantitative Methods

  • ECON.2110 Statistics for Business and Economics I
  • ECON.2120 Statistics for Business and Economics II
  • ECON.3110 Mathematical Economics
  • ECON.4070 Econometrics

For more information, contact the Economics Department.