Economics minor

Economic reasoning is of growing importance to social challenges such as climate change, the increased mobility of labor, the spreead of global markets and the fiscal problems associated with an aging population.

Note: PP&E and Political Economy students cannot minor in Economics. This minor is open to Law and Policy major students.

Objectives of minor

Students minoring in economics develop the ability to use economic reasoning to understand current economic events and to participate in current policy debates. The minor helps prepare students for careers in teaching, journalism, business and law, as well as for admission to graduate programs in public policy, law, business, international relations, journalism and related fields.

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Educational outcomes

The study of economics emphasizes conceptual and analytical thinking. A student with a minor in economics will have a solid understanding of economics and the relationship between economic, historical, political, environmental and/or social outcomes. A student completing a minor in economics should be able to:

  • Engage in and employ economic reasoning
  • Examine and explain the economics behind current events
  • Analyze the relationship between economics and other areas of inquiry

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Economics Minor course requirements

The Economics minor requires 25 credits. Students may request to transfer up to 10 credits to be applied toward the courses fulfilling the minor.

All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Please see an advisor to discuss details.

How to declare

You can declare a minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.

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