2021-2022 Edition

Academic Catalog

Economics Minor

Minor Description

Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It studies how individuals, businesses, governments, and nations make choices about allocating scarce resources.  Economics can generally be broken down into macroeconomics, which concentrates on the behavior of the aggregate economy, and microeconomics, which focuses on individual consumers, businesses, and markets.

Admission to the Minor

Completion of ECON110 with a grade of C+ or higher and completion of, or current enrollment in, ECON300. A student who fails to obtain a grade of C+ or higher in ECON110 may declare the minor only after obtaining a grade of C+ or higher in ECON300.

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in economics must complete five letter-graded courses (three core courses and two electives) in addition to ECON110

  • The three core courses are: ECON300, ECON301, and ECON302
  • One of the two electives must be an upper-tier elective, numbered 301 to 399.
  • One of the two electives may be either an upper- or lower-tier elective (201 to 299).
  • No courses numbered 401 or higher may count toward the minor.
  • No courses in other departments, including CSS, may count toward the minor.
  • One elective course in economics taken elsewhere may count toward the minor as the lower-tier elective only, subject to the department chair’s approval.

All courses counted toward the economics minor must be taken for a letter grade.