Minor in Economics

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The Minor in Economics program offers students a way to enhance their primary field of interest with in-demand skills in economics, business statistics and management sciences. The minor requires 24 credits in courses such as Macroeconomic Theory, Principles of Economics and Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences. An economics minor pairs well with fields including physics, engineering, computer science, business, pre-med, biology and more.

Course Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 24 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.
ECON 1011Principles of Economics I
ECON 1012Principles of Economics II
ECON 2101Intermed Microeconomic Theory 1
or ECON 2103 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: A Mathematical Approach
ECON 2102Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 1
or ECON 2104 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory: A Mathematical Approach
12 credits (four courses) in electives taken in the following three categories:
Two additional upper-level Economics (ECON) courses (6 credits) numbered between 2000 and 4999. 2
One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH 1221Calculus with Precalculus II 1
or MATH 1231 Single-Variable Calculus I
or MATH 1252 Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences
One course taken from one of the following three options:
Option A: One of the following statistics courses:
STAT 1111Business and Economic Statistics I 1
or STAT 1051 Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
or STAT 1053 Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
Option B:
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II
Option C:
One additional upper-level ECON course (3 credits) numbered between 2000 and 4999. See excluded courses below. 3

1Must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

2 ECON 2180 does not satisfy the minor electives requirement if taken concurrently with or after successful completion of ECON 2181 or ECON 2182.

3The following courses cannot be counted toward Option C: ECON 2169ECON 2180, ECON 2198, or ECON 3098.