Economics (Minor)

Economics (Minor)

Paul College Students

The general relevance of economics to your professional development and to enhancing understanding of current world developments has prompted the economics program to offer a minor in economics. Many students 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.

Economics is a social science that studies how people coordinate their wants and desires, given the decision-making mechanisms, social customs, and political realities of the society. The key words in economics are coordination and incentives.

For business students, a minor in economics provides an understanding of the foundational issues in business such as agency concerns, for liberal arts majors a minor can provide a tool kit for understanding and critically evaluating public policy issues.  Economics is an excellent background for many careers including banking and financial services, consulting, public service, NGOs, entrepreneurial ventures and government.  It is also excellent preparation for further study in law, business, and international relations. 

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Curriculum & Requirements

A minor in economics consisting of five courses is available. At least three of these courses must be taken at UNH. For more on the minor and options within the major, consult the Paul College Undergraduate Programs Office.

Required courses:
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
One of the following courses:4
ECON 605
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 611
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 635
Money and Banking
Two electives from the following list:8
ECON 565
Predictive Modeling: Data Driven Economic Analysis
ECON 605
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 1
ECON 611
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 1
ECON 625
Economic History of the United States
ECON 633
Microfinance
ECON 635
Money and Banking 1
ECON 645
International Economics
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 676
Economics of Sports
ECON 706
Economics of Climate Change
ECON 726
Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 746
International Finance
ECON 760
Game Theory
ECON 620
Topics in Economics
ECON 620W
Topics in Economics
ECON 720
Economic Problems
ECON 720W
Economic Problems
Any 600 or 700 level ECON course
  • Note that many of the elective courses have ECON 401 and ECON 402 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.
  • The ECON minor also follows UNH policy on requirements for minors.

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