Economics, Minor

The minor in economics is flexible enough to be a complement to a student’s major field of study. There are six courses needed to complete the minor: three courses in the areas of macro- and microeconomics and three electives that may be chosen to support many different majors.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Calculus 1

If calculus is not required by your major, complete one of the following courses:4
Calculus for Business and Economics (preferred)
Calculus 1
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
Calculus 2
Intensive Calculus for Engineers
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2

Required Courses

Students in the macroeconomics track should complete Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 2315); students in the microeconomics track should complete Microeconomic Theory (ECON 2316):

ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
or ECON 2316 Microeconomic Theory

Elective Courses

Complete three of the following courses with no more than one at the introductory level:12
ECON 1200 to ECON 1990
ECON 2990 to ECON 3499
Applied Econometrics
Intermediate Selected Topics in Macroeconomics
Intermediate Selected Topics in Microeconomics
History of Economic Thought
ECON 4600 to ECON 4699
Advanced Selected Topics in Macroeconomics
Advanced Selected Topics in Microeconomics
Directed Study

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor