The Economics minor provides students with a foundational understanding of public policy and economic dynamics, while building financial literacy that is valuable in a wide range of careers. In addition to the minor’s core requirements, students may select from a variety of electives that complement interests in finance, data analytics, business, sports management, history, and environmental studies.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|ISECON-104||Introduction to Macroeconomics||4|
|ECON-103||Introduction to Microeconomics||4|
|Two upper-level ECON courses at the 300 or 400 level||8|
Mathematics competence at the level of MATH-141 Introductory Statistics is highly recommended.
Upon completion of the Economics Minor, student will demonstrate:
- The ability to think abstractly.
- The awareness of the assumptions behind different paradigms.
- The knowledge of trade-offs faced by economic policy makers.
- How price signals lead to resource allocation in a market economy.
- The links between the fate of the US economy and global flows of goods and labor.
- Basic economic literacy.
- The ability to apply tools of economic analysis to real world phenomena and increases.
- Proficiency with economic data and graphs.
- Awareness of links between economics and other disciplines.
- An ability to apply the tools of economic analysis to real world phenomena.
- An ability to think logically and critically about economic issues.
- Proficiency with economic models.
- An ability to conduct and present economic research.