Economics, Minor

Economics is a social science and as such an important component of the liberal arts curriculum. At the core of economics are theories of how individuals, firms, and other organizations make choices and interact, taking into account constraints on their behaviors. Among the topics studied in economics are: the determination of prices and quantities in various types of markets (from perfectly competitive commodity markets to highly regulated utility markets and internet auctions); the effects of taxes, subsidies, and regulations; the determination of aggregate economic activity (e.g., GDP, unemployment); inflation, monetary policy, and financial intermediation; economic growth and income distribution; international trade and international finance (e.g., exchange rates). The Economics Minor is intended for students with a strong interest in rigorous economics who are majoring in related fields. For instance, this minor should be attractive for students who are majoring in political science or sociology, who are interested in quantitative data analysis, or students looking for an applied field that accompanies a major in mathematics.

Minor Requirements
ECON 001Introduction to Micro Economics1
ECON 002Introductory Economics: Macro1
ECON 101Intermediate Microeconomics1
Select 1 course unit at 200 level1
Select 2 course units of ECON Electives2
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.