The economics minor is a package of courses that will provide a career boost for students coming from other majors. In the minor, students learn discipline-specific skills that prepare them for running their own businesses, becoming executives of corporations, managing non-profit enterprises, working for international or environmental organizations or becoming consultants in areas with a practical policy orientation. In addition, students develop transferable skills that prepare them for leadership positions in the widest range of activities, because institutions promote people who can think rigorously, view problems from different angles, make original discoveries about the world and present those discoveries in an articulate way. The economics minor is an attractive asset on one’s resume, and graduate programs in law, business administration, international studies and public policy favor candidates with strong economics backgrounds.
The minor in economics is not available to economics majors.
The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).
- ECON 221 Macro: US in World Economics or ECON 222 Micro: Public Policy – 4 credits
- One ECON course at any level – 4 credits
- Two ECON courses at the 301 level or above – 8 credits
Total credit hours required for Economics Minor – 16 credits