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Minor in Economics

Every college graduate will face a variety of professional and personal economic decisions throughout their lives. The economics minor provides insights and perspectives on many facets of everyday adult life, making it a valuable complement to a wide spectrum of academic majors including education, engineering, business, the social sciences, the fine arts, and the physical sciences.

Program Requirements

I. Required Courses: 6 hours

Course Title
EC 2040 Principles of Microeconomics (must earn a grade of C or higher)
EC 2050 Principles of Macroeconomics (must earn a grade of C or higher)

II. Electives: 12 hours

Four 3000 or 4000 Level EC Courses

Total: 18 hours

The electives are listed below as groupings of related courses; however, any combination of electives can be chosen.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Economics of Global Money Markets
Managerial Economics and Strategy
Industrial Organization
GLOBAL ECONOMY
International Economics
Comparative Capitalist Institutions
Gender and Economic Policy in International Comparison
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Regional and Urban Economics
Problems in Economic Development
HISTORY
U.S. Economic History
Development of Economic Thought
INDIVIDUAL MARKETS
Labor Economics
Economics of Sports
INTERMEDIATE ECONOMICS
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Institutional Economics
PUBLIC SECTOR ECONOMICS AND LAW
Law and Economics
Public Finance
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN ECONOMICS
Introduction to Econometrics
Mathematical Models for Economics
Economic Forecasting
SOCIAL ISSUES
Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
Socialist and Radical Economics
Economics of Diversity
Environmental and Ecological Economics
Political Economy of Women

DECLARING THE MINOR IN ECONOMICS
All students who have been admitted to a major (other than economics) can declare the Minor in Economics. Declare the Minor in Economics by visiting the “Major/Minor Change Request” page in “Registration and Records” under the “Student and Financial Aid” tab in Wings Express.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Interested students may drop by the Department of Economics, 290 Rike Hall, or contact the department at (937) 775-3070.