Minor in Economics

The general relevance of economics to both a student's professional development and to enhancing understanding of current world developments has prompted the Economics program to offer a minor in Economics. Many students intent on pursuing their principal interest in another area may welcome the opportunity to pursue a less rigorous option in Economics. In an attempt to contribute towards meeting that need, the Paul College faculty has developed a number of courses for non-majors which, combined with certain other courses, can constitute a minor in Economics.

The two required courses for the minor are:

  • ECON 401: Principles of Macroeconomics (required)
  • ECON 402: Principles of Microeconomics (required)

One course from the following three:

  • ECON 605: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 611: Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 635: Money and Banking

Two remaining from the list below:

  • ECON 565: Predictive Modeling
  • ECON 605: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 611: Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 615: History of Economic Thought
  • ECON 625: Economic History of the United States
  • ECON 635: Money and Banking
  • ECON 641: Public Economics
  • ECON 642: Health Economics (**prior to spring 2018)
  • ECON 645: International Economics
  • ECON 651: Government Regulation of Business
  • ECON 653: Law and Economics
  • ECON 654: Industrial Economics and Business Innovation
  • ECON 655: Innovation in the Global Economy
  • ECON 656: Labor Economics
  • ECON 668: Economic Development
  • ECON 669: Women and Economic Development
  • ECON 676: Economics of Sports
  • ECON 698: Topics in Economics
  • ECON 706: Economics of Climate Change
  • ECON 726: Econometrics
  • ECON 745: International Trade
  • ECON 746: International Finance
  • ECON 747: Multinational Enterprises
  • ECON 798: Economic Problems

Note that many of the elective courses have the two Economic Principles courses as prerequisites.

ECON 501: Business and Economic History cannot be used toward the minor.

All transfer courses must be evaluated for equivalency.  No more than 2 transfer courses may be applied to the minor.

Following University policy:

  • A minor consists of 20 semester hours with a grade of C- or better and a 2.0 grade point average.
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used for a minor.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.