Minor Overview

Acquiring a foundation in economics offers a versatile, big-picture perspective that can prove advantageous in the fields of government, politics, business and the nonprofit world. In addition to mastering the principles of micro and macroeconomics, you will enhance your critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills in ways that address modern problems facing businesses. You’ll also learn about common economic theories and the role they play in the global economy.

You’ll work with the department chair to select four additional courses based on your interests. These electives can include courses such as Money and Banking, Sports Economics and Public Finance. Whether you plan to pursue a career in law, finance or public policy, this program will complement your major and provide you with additional tools to use in your chosen field. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Economics Minor Curriculum

In addition to the University Curriculum economics courses (EC 111 and EC 112), students must complete four additional economics courses for the minor. The courses used for the minor are subject to approval by the department chair.

Possible courses include:
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 206Urban Economics3
EC 211Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 212Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 250International Economics3
EC 271Applied Statistical Methods3
EC 304Environmental Economics3
EC 312Economic Growth3
EC 320Law and Economics3
EC 325Sports Economics (SPS 325)3
EC 330Public Finance3
EC 341Money and Banking3
EC 352Industrial Organization3
EC 355Game Theory3
EC 361Labor Economics3
EC 363American Economic History3
EC 364Managerial Economics3
EC 365Econometrics3
EC 366Advanced Econometrics3

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