A minor in economics is awarded to any student who completes at least five economics courses, as outlined below.

This great flexibility permits students to design their own program around a series of economics courses of interest to them. Students interested in the minor should submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study.

Members of the economics faculty assist students in designing their individualized minor. It is recommended that students begin their minor with one or both of the two required introductory-level courses: ECO 1500 and ECO 1510.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Economics

At least five courses, as follows:

  1. ECO 1500/Macroeconomic Theory I
  2. ECO 1510/Microeconomics I
  3. At least three electives (minimum 12 credits), chosen from the following:
    ECO 2085/Arts and Entertainment in Economics
    ECO 2280/Environmental Economics
    ECO 2300/Business Economics
    ECO 2325/The Development of Modern Capitalism
    ECO 2550/Law and Economics
    ECO 2355/Gender Economics
    ECO 3010/Macroeconomic Theory II
    ECO 3070/Econometrics
    ECO 3080/Game Theory
    ECO 3100/Cities, Culture, and Economy
    ECO 3190/Money and Banking
    ECO 3260/Microeconomics II
    ECO 3330/Cultural Economics
    ECO 3360/History of Economic Thought
    ECO 3400/Business, Government, and Society
    ECO 3430/Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and the Law
    ECO 3600/Behavioral Economics
    ECO 3650 Special Topics in Economics