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Minor in Economics

The minor in Economics is intended to provide a general introduction to the field.  It is available as an alternative to a joint major and it is particularly appropriate for students in B.S. degree programs (e.g. Engineering or Management) who are unable to pursue a double degree.  The three required courses are offered every semester.  At least two 400-level courses are also offered each semester, allowing the minor to be completed in a timely manner.  We also recommend, but do not require, that students take ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics and ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics.

To be admitted into the Economics minor, students must have completed at least 30 university credits, have an overall GPA of 2.0 or more, have passed MTH 121, MTH 131 or MTH 141, and have taken at least two economics courses with at least a 2.0 average in those two courses.

To apply to become an Economics minor, students should bring a minor application (found in the forms section) and current DARS report directly to the Economics Department’s office, 415 Fronczak Hall. Any student considering a major in Economics should also consult, at his/her earliest convenience, the Economics undergraduate adviser, 435 Fronczak Hall, to obtain up-to-date information about the minor’s requirements, which change from time to time.

  Minor in Economics Credits

(Required to take

300/400 level electives)

Any Combination of one course from group (a) and one course from group (b):

(a) MTH 121, MTH 131, or MTH 141

(b) MTH 122 or MTH 142

Required Courses ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO 480 Econometrics I 4
Electives Two (2) additional 300 or 400 level courses, except ECO 495, 496, 498 and 499 6
Permitted Substitution for Required Courses Required Course: ECO 480
Accepted substitutes: MTH 411 & STA 302 or
GEO 410 & 411 or
EAS 305
Total B.A. Credits 16