Missouri State University

Economics Undergraduate Program

Minor

Interested in an economics minor?

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.

Enhance your major

A minor in economics matches well with any of the following majors:

  • Criminal justice
  • Environmental sciences
  • Health care management
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Political science
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Social work
  • Sociology

See contributions by economists.

Business 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.

Minor Requirements

Economics

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
  1. Minor must include ECO 155(3), 165(3)

  2. Additional hours in economics to total at least 18 hours. One of the following statistics courses may be used toward this minor: AGR 330(3), MTH 340(3), PSY 200(3), QBA 237(3), REC 328(3), or SOC 302(3)

If you are interested in adding an economics minor to your degree program, please contact the economics department.