This minor is designed to provide students with the tools to apply an economic lens when analyzing data and problems. Students will explore the collection and use of economic data, the design of economic policy and institutions and in general, optimal decision-making with scarce resources. Students will be required to complete ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 plus nine hours of electives. Of the nine hours, a minimum of three must be macro-economic-based and three must be micro-economic-based.
Students must include the minor in the degree plan no later than the achievement of senior status. Minors must be completed as part of a planned degree program prior to graduation. Substitutions in a minor can be initiated by either the major- or minor-granting department but must be approved by both departments. A minor designation is displayed on the transcript after graduation, but is not displayed on the diploma.
Minors are not required of any student and must not extend beyond the total number of hours for program completion (120 hours). For each minor, students must complete at least 15 hours with at least nine of these hours drawn from upper-level (33XX and/or 43XX) course offerings. All courses for minor credit must be completed with a grade of C or above.