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:

  • ECO 1500/Macroeconomic Theory I
  • ECO 1510/Microeconomics I

At least three electives (minimum 12 credits), chosen from the following:

  • ECO 2040/Essentials of Statistics for Decision Making
  • ECO 2085/Arts and Entertainment in Economics
  • ECO 2280/Environmental Economics
  • ECO 2300/Business Economics
  • ECO 2325/The Development of Modern Capitalism
  • 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 3195/Financial Economics
  • ECO 3200/The Global Economy
  • 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 3440/Sports Economics
  • ECO 3550/Law and Economics
  • ECO 3600/Behavioral Economics
  • ECO 3650 Special Topics in Economics
  • ECO 4250/Advanced Seminar in Economics