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Economics Minors

The Department of Economics offers students in other majors the opportunity to minor in Economics. The minor is through the Economics, College of Science program.

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


Students earning a minor in Economics need to know.

  1. All prerequisites for all ECON courses must be met before the student will be allowed to complete the course.
  2. All 3000 and 4000 level courses in ECON are restricted to majors only during Course Request and Drop/Add during Course Request and the first Drop/Add period for a semester (November/December and April/May). This means that a minor will not be able to Course Request or Drop/Add ECON courses at the 3000 and 4000 until the restriction is removed for the second Drop/Add period (January and August).
  3. The Department of Economics does not force add. If you cannot register for a course using Drop/Add once the major restriction is removed you will not be able to be placed in the course.


For the Minor Checksheet click here.

To add a minor in Economics you will need to complete this form and bring to the department advisor. Click Here.