Economics Minor

Navigating the economic world

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. Because the world keeps score in dollars-and-cents, it’s almost a necessity to understand how the score is calculated, which is why an economics minor is useful for everyone.

Enhance your major

When you consider the contributions by economists, it's easy to understand the direct benefits of an economics minor, and there are indirect benefits as well. It's impossible to know what talents and skills you'll need to successfully navigate life’s challenges, but there is a strong likelihood that you will be called upon to deal with economic issues.

Journalists, engineers, architects, salesmen and many other job fields benefit from learning the principles of economics. This minor is a great fit for majors in criminal justice, environmental sciences, health care management, history, journalism, political science, sociology and more.

For 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


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.