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Economics Minors

The Department of Economics offers students in other majors the opportunity to minor in Economics or Economics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The minors are through the Department of Economics in the College of Science.

The Department of Economics accepts and processes requests for minors at any time.

1. Download and complete the Change of Major/Minor Form.
2. Submit the Change of Major/Minor Form to Erika Perdue via the Economics Document Submission Portal who will then submit it to the College of Science Dean’s Office.
3. If you have any questions, schedule an appointment with Erika Perdue, Undergraduate Advisor, via Navigate.

The minor requires students to complete 18 credit hours which include the following.

  • ECON 2005, Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON 2006, Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 3104, Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3204, Macroeconomic Theory
  • 2 ECON Electives at the 3000 or 4000 level

For the Minor Checksheet click here.

Another option is to add the Economics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion minor to your primary degree program. 

Required courses

ECON 1214, Economic History of Diversity and Inclusion

One from
ECON 1104, Economics of Gender
ECON 1204, Economics of Race

One course approved for Introduction to Identity
See courses on checksheet

One course approved for Diversity and Society
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One course approved for Analysis
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One course approved as a Capstone course
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2023 Minor Checksheet