Economics Minor

Paul College Students
Economics Minor

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. 


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
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
Money and Banking
Two electives from the following list:8
Predictive Modeling: Data Driven Economic Analysis
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis *
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis *
Money and Banking *
International Economics
Governmental Regulation of Business
Law and Economics
Industrial Economics and Business Innovation
Innovation in the Global Economy
Labor Economics
Economic Development
Women and Economic Development
Economics of Sports
Economics of Climate Change
Introduction to Econometrics
International Finance
Multinational Enterprises
Any 600 or 700 level ECON course, with the exception of ECON 642:Health Economics
*ECON 605, 611, 635, may only be applied towards the minor requirements once
  • 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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