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. 

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Completion of MTH 121 or MTH 131 or MTH 141
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.5 in two or more economics courses
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall

Degree Requirements

  Courses Credits
Prerequisites MTH 121, or MTH 131, or MTH 141 4
Required Courses

ECO 380: Economic Statistics & Data Analysis

ECO 405: Microeconomic Theory

ECO 407: Macroeconomic Theory

ECO 480: Econometrics I






Any three (3) upper-level economics electives, excluding ECO 495, ECO 496, ECO 498, or ECO 499 9
Permitted Substitution for ECO 380

Option A: MTH 411 or STA 301 together with MTH 412 or STA 302

Option B: GEO 211

Option C: CIE 308

Total Minor Credits   25

The four required courses (ECO 380, 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.

Add an Economics Minor

You can obtain our Major/Minor declaration form either electronically or in person. Visit our Undergraduate forms page to download the form or stop by the Economics Department main office (located at 415 Fronczak Hall) and pick up a paper copy outside the door. Completed forms must be placed in the drop box outside of the Undergraduate Advisor’s office (Fronczak 435).