Minor in Economics

Program Contact: Donn Johnson   203-582-8205

Acquiring a foundation in economics offers a versatile, big-picture perspective that can prove advantageous in the fields of government, politics, business and the nonprofit world. In addition to mastering the principles of micro and macroeconomics, you will enhance your critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills in ways that address modern problems facing businesses. You’ll also learn about common economic theories and the role they play in the global economy.

Students work with the department chair to select four additional courses based on their interests. These electives can include courses such as Money and Banking, Sports Economics and Public Finance. Whether you plan to pursue a career in law, finance or public policy, this program will complement your major and provide you with additional tools to use in your chosen field. 

Students wishing to augment their field of study with the perspective and skills of economics are encouraged to consider an economics minor. In addition to the University Curriculum economics courses (EC 111 and EC 112), students must complete four additional economics courses for the minor. The courses used for the minor are subject to approval by the department chair.