Economics (Minor)

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Available to students majoring outside the Driehaus College of Business, the minor in Economics allows a student to learn the foundations of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, along with the theoretical, quantitative and analytical skills necessary to understand business and policy issues.

Prerequisite Requirements 

Students must meet the prerequisite of MAT 101 prior to taking the first course in the minor. 

Course Requirements

A non-Driehaus student minoring in Economics is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 24.0 hours:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Required Courses
ECO 105PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 106PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS4
Select four 300-level or higher Economics Electives16

ECO 101 cannot be counted toward a major or minor in economics.

ECO 393 and ECO 395 may not be used as Economics Electives in the Economics major or minor.

Focus Areas for Economics Majors/Minors

The department recommends the following Focus Areas as an advising tool for students to use in their course selection.  In addition to the courses listed in the Focus Areas, the department offers Special Topics courses (ECO 398) that may be relevant to one or more of the Focus Areas.  Economics Focus Areas can be found in the the Economics Major section of the Academic Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

All Economics (ECO) courses and any other courses used toward the Economics minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.