Undergraduate Minor

Undergraduate Minor

Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate minor

The economics minor consists of 15 credit hours of economics courses: six credit hours of Principles of Economics (ECON 2010 and 2020) and nine credit hours of upper-level electives. The electives can be chosen from a large number of interesting offerings. (Students in the College of Business are already required to take ECON 2010 and 2020, plus one additional upper-level economics course. Business students thus need to take only two more upper-level economics courses to satisfy the minor requirement.)

The undergraduate advisor, Dr. Kern, can help you tailor your minor to suit your particular interests and/or career plans. For example, management majors frequently take Managerial Economics (ECON 4000), and a large number of finance majors take Money and Banking (ECON 3200). Other courses fit well with interests in law, environmental management, international trade, human resources and government service, to name just a few. Courses that address this wide array of interests include:

  • The Organization of Industries ECON 3040
  • Women and the Economy ECON 3090
  • Labor Economics ECON 3100
  • Environmental Economics ECON 3190
  • Public Finance ECON 3240
  • Business, Government, and Society ECON 3450
  • International Economics ECON 3800
  • Studies in Asian Economies ECON 3870
  • African Economies ECON 3880
  • Latin American Economies ECON 3890
  • Comparative Economic Systems ECON 4840

Department of Economics
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA
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