Minor in Economics

The minor in Economics develops a firm understanding of core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory comparable to that in the major, while at the same time providing students with the opportunity to choose electives in economics that fit their likely targets of interest, ranging from statistics and econometrics to financial economics, labor market analysis, development economics, and many more.


Seven courses are required for completion of the minor:

  • CAS EC 101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis (4 cr)
  • CAS EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis (4 cr)
  • CAS EC 201 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (4 cr)
  • CAS EC 202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (4 cr)
  • And three additional 4-credit courses in CAS EC from: CAS EC 203 or 303, CAS EC 204 or 304, any course(s) from CAS EC 320599. Students who have taken QST QM 221, or CAS MA 115, or CAS MA 213 may not take either CAS EC 203 or CAS EC 303 as electives.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C in courses taken toward the minor. No more than two of these courses may be transfer courses.


  • No course taken at another institution after matriculation in the College of Arts & Sciences may normally be transferred toward the principal courses required for completion of the economics major.
  • Petitions for approval of transfer courses must be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Yinglin Li. Students must submit a Transfer Course Equivalency Form along with a copy of the course syllabus.