The Economics minor is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills in the use of economics concepts, tools, and way of thinking to aid decision-making and problem-solving in a wide range of fields.
The Economics minor is for undergraduate students of all majors. The Economics minor will provide students with data-analytic and critical thinking skills required to investigate and make decisions about real-world issues. Hands-on application of economic tools in the classroom is stressed throughout the curriculum, culminating with a capstone applies research project. Students can apply economic competencies in a wide variety of settings, including both private and public sectors, to improve outcomes through better decision-making. The Economics minor can also provide a path to graduate studies in areas including economics, business, law, and public policy or administration.
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
300-400 level EC courses
Upon completion of the Economics minor, students will be able to:
Apply analytical tools to evaluate natural resource and environmental issues in an economic approach.
Evaluate and solve real-world economic situations using game theory techniques.
Understand and analyze domestic and global macroeconomic fluctuations and trends in a systematic way.
Conduct research and analyze real-world situations using quantitative techniques and use effective written, oral and nonverbal messages to convey ideas, information, and intentions.