Why study economics?

Economics offers the tools you need to understand our increasingly interconnected world.  With these tools, you can exploit "Big Data" to explore human behavior in numerous economic settings such as labor supply, consumption patterns, health care choices and energy use.  You can also examine the overall economy by assessing the links among aggregate output, interest rates, unemployment levels and international exchange rates.

Requirements for the Minor

Economics Minor Course Requirements
Students selecting this minor must complete courses as specified in each of the following areas:
College Algebra or Pre-Calculus Prerequisite. Satisfied by one of the following:
Introduction to Topics in Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Biostatistics
AP Calculus (AB or BC) score of 3 or above
AP Statistics score of 3 or above
Equivalent transfer course
Principles of Microeconomics. Satisfied by:
ECON 142Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON 143 Principles of Microeconomics, Honors
Principles of Macroeconomics. Satisfied by one of the following:
ECON 144Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 145 Principles of Macroeconomics, Honors
Economics Required Electives. Majors must complete 4 ECON courses (12 hours) at the junior/senior level (300+).

Minor Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours of junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all department courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.