Economics Minor

Minoring in economics can be a smart move academically and for your career. A minor in economics demonstrates breadth, analytical ability, willingness to take courses that are challenging and an understanding of the method of a social science.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn the modern principles of economics and how to apply those basic principles to everyday decision-making in households and businesses.

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What are the requirements for this degree?

The economics minor requires 18 credits. You will have some flexibility in choosing upper-level courses that interest you.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

For business majors, the economics minor provides a liberal arts component to complement your business degree. Many employers seek students who can think about business problems in a broader context. They also seek students with problem solving and analytical abilities.

This minor is also an excellent complement to majors outside of business. The study of economics is relevant for anyone interested in career paths that include law, political science, public administration and more.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

For business majors, the economics minor provides a liberal arts component to complement your business degree. Many employers seek students who can think about business problems in a broader context. They also seek students with problem solving and analytical abilities.

This minor is also an excellent complement to majors outside of business. The study of economics is relevant for anyone interested in career paths that include law, political science, public administration and more.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

In the classroom, you will be exposed to the most up-to-date methods in economics. You will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art software. Our dedicated, experienced and student-centered faculty are a great asset to you. Learning in small classes leads to personalized attention while you pursue your goals.

You may choose to get involved with the Economics Club to network, enhance your knowledge in the field and boost your resume.