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Minors

Starting in the fall 2019, the Economics department offers five minors for students majoring in other disciplines. All minors are available to non-ECON and non-FIEC-majors, and students may not receive more than one minor from the Economics Department. A grade of “C” or better is required in courses to fulfill all minor requirements.

Please note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements, and takes precedence over information posted on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and information posted here, please contact the department for instructions.

Minor in Economics (pdf)

A minor in Economics consists of 21 credits distributed as follows:

  • ECON 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 311, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 9 credits in Economics courses numbers 314 or higher

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312. Some of the courses required for the minor have prerequisites that are not listed here.

ECON 493, 600, 601, and 602 do not count toward the minor.

All students enrolled in the minor program should have a knowledge of introductory statistics, including regression analysis.

Minor in Finance

A minor in Finance consists of 21 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses (12 credits):

  • ECON 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 311, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 374, Financial Management

Elective Courses (9 credits): Students must complete three of the following courses:

  • ECON 410 – Topics in Financial Economics
  • ECON 471 – Financial Markets and Institutions
  • ECON 474 – Intermediate Financial Management
  • ECON 475 – Financial Investment Analysis
  • ECON 476 – Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • ECON 477 – Analysis of Derivative Securities
  • ECON 478 – Real Estate Economics and Finance
  • ECON 479 – Venture Capital and Capital Market Imperfections
  • ECON 482 – International Finance

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312. Some of the courses required for the minor have prerequisites that are not listed here.

All students enrolled in the minor program should have a knowledge of introductory statistics, including regression analysis.

Minor in Mathematical and Quantitative Economics

A minor in Finance consists of 21 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses (12 credits):

  • ECON 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 311, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 421, Introduction to Econometrics

Elective Courses (9 credits): Students must complete three of the following courses:

  • ECON 320 – Quantitative Methods of Management
  • ECON 422 – Topics in Econometrics
  • ECON 423 – Time Series and Forecasting
  • ECON 490 – Analytic Methods in Economics
  • ECON 495 – Research Seminar
  • ECON 601 – Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 602 – Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 611 – Advanced Econometric Analysis I
  • ECON 612 – Advanced Econometric Analysis II

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312. Some of the courses required for the minor have prerequisites that are not listed here.

All students enrolled in the minor program should have a knowledge of introductory statistics, including regression analysis.

Minor in Global Economics

A minor in Global Economics consists of 25 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses (9 credits):

  • ECON 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 311, Intermediate Microeconomics

Elective Courses (12 credits): Students must complete four of the following courses:

  • ECON 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 380, Global Economy
  • ECON 382, Asian Economic History
  • ECON 385, Economic Development
  • ECON 387, Economic Development of Latin America
  • ECON 442, European Economic History
  • ECON 481, International Trade Theory
  • ECON 482, International Finance
  • ECON 486, Topics in Economic Development
  • at least one of these four courses must be ECON 380, ECON 481, or ECON 482

Foreign Language Proficiency:

  • Students must be proficient in a modern language other than their first language at the intermediate (202) level. This requirement can be satisfied in conjunction with the student’s General Foundation Requirements (GFR), or by evidence of five years of previous language study.

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312. Some of the courses required for the minor have prerequisites that are not listed here.

All students enrolled in the minor program should have a knowledge of introductory statistics, including regression analysis.

Minor in Economic Policy

A minor in Economic Policy consists of 21 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses (9 credits):

  • ECON 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 311, Intermediate Microeconomics

Elective Courses (12 credits): Students must complete four of the following courses:

  • ECON 405 – Benefit-Cost Evaluation
  • ECON 414 – Economics of Antitrust and Regulation
  • ECON 433 – Urban and Regional Economics
  • ECON 437 – The Economics of Natural Resources
  • ECON 439 – Environmental Economics
  • ECON 454 – Economics of Education and Human Capital
  • ECON 463 – Public Finance
  • ECON 464 – State and Local Public Finance
  • ECON 467 – Health Economics
  • ECON 472 – Monetary Theory and Policy
  • at least one of these four courses must be ECON 405 or ECON 463

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312. Some of the courses required for the minor have prerequisites that are not listed here.