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 course options.

ECON 1011Principles of Economics I
ECON 1012Principles of Economics II
ECON 2101Intermediate 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
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
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
MATH 1252Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences 1
And one of the following options
Option A: One of the following statistics courses:
STAT 1111Business and Economic Statistics I
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science 1
Option B:
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II
Option C:
One additional upper-level Economics (ECON) course (3 credits) numbered between 2000 and 4999, other than excluded courses.3

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

2If students decide to take international electives, note that ECON 2180 would not satisfy the minor elective requirement or as Option C if taken concurrently with or after successful completion of ECON 2181 or ECON 2182 or ECON 3181 .

3The following may not be used for Option C: ECON 2169, ECON 2170, ECON 2185, ECON 2198, and ECON 3098.