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Economics Minor


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.

PRE-MINOR REQUIREMENTS

COURSE

TITLE

CREDITS

MA 103

College Algebra

3

EC 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

EC 202

Principles of Microeconomics 

3

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

TITLE

COURSES

CREDITS

EC electives

300-400 level EC courses

12

Upon completion of the Economics minor, students will be able to:

  1. Apply analytical tools to evaluate natural resource and environmental issues in an economic approach.

  2. Evaluate and solve real-world economic situations using game theory techniques.

  3. Understand and analyze domestic and global macroeconomic fluctuations and trends in a systematic way.

  4. Conduct research and analyze real-world situations using quantitative techniques and use effective written, oral and nonverbal messages to convey ideas, information, and intentions.