Economics minor

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Note: Students in the PPE major cannot minor in Economics. This minor is open to students in the Law and Policy major.

The study of economics emphasizes conceptual and analytical thinking. With this minor you will gain a solid understanding of economics and its historical, political, environmental and social contexts.

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

As an Economics minor, your studies prepare you 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.

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.

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.

Required core courses: 10 credits

Elective courses: 15 credits

15 credits from upper-division courses (300 - 400 level) from the economics track of Politics, Philosophy and Economics major (PP&E). Only 5 credits from TBECON 420, TBECON 421,  TBECON 422 or TBECON 423 may count towards the minor.

*Only 5 credits of TBECON 420, TBECON 421, TBECON 422 or TBECON 423 may count towards the minor.

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