Coupling economics with your major area of study is a great idea.
Our world is an economic one: people are constantly buying and selling things, making career and investment decisions, allocating their time between various productive activities and voting for whichever candidate or party is most likely to promote national prosperity. When the world keeps score in dollars-and-cents, it’s almost a necessity to understand how the game is played, which is why a minor in economics is useful for everyone.
In addition to the direct benefits of an economics minor, you should also consider the versatility you gain by taking a few carefully selected economics classes. It is impossible to know what talents and skills will be needed to successfully navigate life’s challenges, but there is a very strong likelihood that you will be called upon to deal with economic issues along the way.
Journalists, engineers, architects, salesmen and many other job fields benefit from learning the principles of economics.
A minor in economics matches well with any of the following majors:
Students pursuing a business degree are required to complete two economics courses (ECO 155 and ECO 165) and a statistics course (QBA 237), all of which contribute to an economics minor. Only three additional classes in economics are required to complete the requirements for a minor in economics. Because of this, many business majors opt for a minor in economics to accompany their business degree. If you are a business major and you select this option, you will acquire economic tools that will complement your education in business and make you a more valuable future employee. See more information about business majors adding an economics minor.
If you are interested in adding an economics minor to your degree program, please contact the economics department.