Minor in Economics

Economics students in class

The Economics minor provides a general introduction to the field, and is especially suited to students obtaining a Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree (such as Engineering and Management) who cannot pursue a joint major. 

Degree Requirements

Courses   Credits
Prerequisites

Any Combination of one course from Group A and one course from Group B:

Group A: MTH 121, MTH 131 or MTH 141

Group B: MTH 122 or MTH 142

N/A
Required Courses

ECO 405: Microeconomic Theory

ECO 407: Macroeconomic Theory

ECO 480: Econometrics I

3

3

4

Electives

Two (2) additional 300 or 400 level courses, excluding ECO 495, 496, 498 and 499 6
Permitted Substitution for ECO 480 MTH 411 and STA 302; or GEO 211 and 411; or EAS 305 3-4
Total Minor Credits   16

The three required courses (ECO 405, 407 and 480) are offered every semester. At least two 400-level courses are also offered each semester, allowing students to complete the minor in a timely manner. The department also recommends, but does not require, that students take ECO 181: Introduction to Macroeconomics and ECO 182: Introduction to Microeconomics.