Aug 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue

Economics Minor

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Philip Mellizo, Chair
Sookti Chaudhary
Matthew (Joe) Histen
Brooke Krause
Melanie Long
Amyaz Moledina
Huiting Tian

Affirming the mission of the College, the Economics Department enables students and faculty to collaboratively research and understand complex questions from a diversity of economic perspectives. The department uses appropriate theories and empirical methods to foster an active engagement with local and global communities.

The Economics minor trains students to analyze social and economic institutions used in the provisioning and allocation of resources.  Our minor provides an analytically rigorous and critical understanding of markets, market failures, and non-market institutions that affect the everyday lives of individuals, families, and firms.  The minor requires exposure to the core economic tools up to the intermediate level.  It can compliment any other major.

Special Notes

  • Majors who do not place into MATH 11000 should take MATH 10500 as soon as possible in order to progress through the major.  MATH 11000 can be taken concurrently with ECON 20100.
  • DATA 10200 can be taken in place of ECON 11000 (most relevant for Statistical & Data Science minors or double majors).
  • Double majors with Mathematics may substitute MATH 22900 for ECON 11000 and MATH 32900 for ECON 21000.
  • ECON 10100 , ECON 11000 , and MATH 11000 and either ECON 20100 or ECON 20200 should be completed by the end of the student’s fourth semester. 
  • The department requires that either ECON 20100  or ECON 20200  be taken prior to enrolling in ECON 40100 .
  • A maximum of one Business Economics course selected from BUEC 22700, BUEC 23000, BUEC 25000, BUEC 35500, BUEC 36500, or BUEC 37000 may be counted toward an Economics major, but not a minor.
  • The department recommends that students considering graduate study in Economics complete the calculus sequence through MATH 12500.  They should also consider one of these additional courses: MATH 21100, MATH 22100, MATH 22700, or MATH 33200.
  • Students majoring/minoring in Economics are not permitted to take courses in the major on an S/NC basis.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for all courses counting toward the major, including the Mathematics course(s). Students receiving a grade below C- in ECON 10100  must retake that course before proceeding to the other Economics courses.

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