Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics Minor (A)

Economics is the study of how people manage limited (scarce) resources. All kinds of resources are scarce: money, time, natural resources, energy, land, etc. There are not enough resources to produce everything we desire, so we must make choices about how to use what little resources we have. In the end, sacrifices must be made. Economists study individual decision-making behavior, as well as the system of social, political, cultural and commercial environments where these decisions happen. A minor in Economics enhances a student’s primary field of study by contributing knowledge about scarcity, decision-making, markets, industries, economies and public policy and current events. This program gives students a brief exposure to a variety of economic topics.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the A area of the REAL Curriculum. Students develop cultural and behavioral analysis competencies by examining the interaction of cultures and behaviors within the domestic and global economic environment. Students analyze individual and group decision-making in organizations/governments/communities, describe how parts of an economy function together, and break complex economic issues into parts for analysis. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R, E and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Economics minor includes 6 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

Choose 6 credits of any ECON courses except ECON 105 , ECON 106 , and ECON 340 .

Total Credit Hours for Minor 15