Advantages of an Economics minor give graduates a competitive edge in employment in business careers as well as in government and politics as the economy and these fields are intricately interwoven.
This minor attracts students preparing for an MBA program, for Law School, for Foreign Service, or students interested in quantitative data analysis in the social sciences. This minor allows students from all disciplines to better understand economic issues that impact their daily lives.
The Minor in Economics requires 18 credit hours (6 classes). Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 111) and Principle of Microeconomics (ECON 112) are requires. Students are also required to take either Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 311) OR Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 312). Students may select three additional economics courses. A total of three classes must be at the 300 or 400 level and at least three of the courses for the minor MUST be completed at ESU.
Majors benefiting from an Economics Minor
- Business Administration - Knowledge of economic principles gives a businessperson a competitive advantage.
- History - Economics plays a major role in interpreting historical events in a larger context.
- Political Science - Government plays a significant role in the economy. An understanding of economic principles enhances the effectiveness of public policy.
- Communications - An understanding of economic principles enhances the ability for accurate and thoughtful reporting of important events impacting the public.
- Computer Science - Knowledge of economic models and forecasting methods opens additional employment opportunities for computer science graduates.
- Math - Knowledge of economic models and forecasting methods opens additional employment opportunities for math graduates.