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Note: Students in the PP&E 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 a minor in Economics, you will gain a solid understanding of economics and its historical, political, environmental and social contexts by learning how 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.

Economics Minor requirements (25 credits)

All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Students may request to transfer up to 10 credits to be applied toward the courses fulfilling the minor.

Core courses (10 credits)

Elective courses (15 credits)

15 credits from upper-division courses (300 - 400 level) from the economics track of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PP&E) major. 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.


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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