Minor in Economics

This minor is offered by the Department of Economics.

Why Minor in Economics? 

If you wish to get an excellent foundation in economic theories and the dynamics of the world market, and to be able to mix this knowledge with your primary field, then you should consider the minor in economics. 

The minor is academically attractive to students in many majors such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, political science, history and pharmacy. It increases students’ chances of employment in many areas where their primary fields of study interact with economics. 

The curriculum also provides ideal preparation for graduate work in Economics for those coming from quantitative scientific fields (e.g. physics, math, computer science, engineering) or for graduate work in multidisciplinary fields related to undergraduate studies in different fields such as Financial Engineering, Construction and Engineering Management and Economics, Pharmaco-economics, Health Economics and Political Economy.

Minor Course Requirements

To obtain the Minor in Economics, the student would have to complete a total of 18 credits distributed as follows:

Core Requirements (12 credits)

Number Course Cr.
ECO201 Microeconomics 3
ECO202 Macroeconomics 3
ECO305 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECO306 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3

Plus any 6-7 credits from the following:

Number Course Cr.
ECO304 Mathematical Methods for Economics 3
ECO311 Economic Development 3
ECO320 Environmental, Resource and Energy Economics 3
ECO332 Introductory Econometrics 4
ECO333 Comparative Economics Systems  3
ECO335 International Economics 3
ECO342 Labor and Human Resource Economics 3
ECO344 Economics, Ethics and Philosophy 3
ECO346 Foundations of Political Economy 3
ECO420 Monetary Theory and Policy 3
ECO422 Public Finance 3
ECO402 Special Topics in Economics 3