Economics is a social science which studies particular aspects of human society such as consumption, production, and exchange. It is concerned with how and when markets work well. It analyzes macroeconomic variables such as inflation and economic growth for their effect on general business conditions. The economics minor is a logical combination with a major in Business Administration to provide a foundation for a career in banking, insurance, financial services, and brokerage firms. An economics minor helps provide a foundation for a wide variety of graduate studies including economics, labor relations, business administration, and law.


Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 24 hours with grades of “C-” or better is required.

Required courses

EC130 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics (4)
EC131 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics (4)
EC340 Microeconomic Theory (4)
EC341 Macroeconomic Theory (4)


Select 8 hours from the following.

EC339 Money and Banking (4)
EC350 Topics in Economics (2-4)
EC430G Equality, the Environment, Economic Growth, and Sustainable Development (4)
EC433 Advanced Theoretical Economics: Labor, Industrial Organizations and International Economics (4)