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No matter what you study or what career path you choose, economics will play a key role. That is because economic forces affect all of us, big or small. They shape the way society grows and changes. Economic factors are both the cause and the resolution of many global events. A minor in economics from Clarkson University will help you understand how this fascinating field intersects with your own professional pursuits.

Why Study Economics at Clarkson?

The economics minor from Clarkson University complements almost any major. The courses are designed to give you the basic tools and analytical background to make better decisions regarding economic matters. Because economics can be applied to virtually any field or role, you will also have a competitive edge over other job candidates once you graduate. You will also leave prepared and with a firm grasp of microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics and statistics from one of the best business schools in the country.

What You’ll Learn

  • Causes of Inflation and Unemployment
  • Economic Analysis & Forecasting
  • Financial Markets
  • Game Theory & Strategic Behavior
  • Monetary Policy
  • Theories of Economic Development

Students are required to complete:

  • EC150 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC151 Principles of Macroeconomics or EC350 Economics Principles and Engineering Economics

Economics Electives

Students must complete three or four electives (nine credit hours) of 300- or 400-level EC-designated courses if a student has taken EC150 and EC151. Four electives (12 credit hours) of 300- or 400-level EC-designated courses are required if a student has taken EC350.

*A student may not take EC150 or EC151 if they have taken EC350. Entry to EC350 is limited to students who have declared a major in Engineering & Management or a major through the Coulter School of Engineering.

**Students who have completed STAT383 Probability and Statistics are exempt from EC311 but will have to complete another upper-level economics course to replace EC311.

Various co-curricular and extracurricular activities help you build additional experience in economics and business:

The economics minor has encouraged the education of fundamental and advanced economics concepts while putting an emphasis on real-world application. The professors have created a cohesive course load that enables students to apply knowledge from their respective majors in the classroom. This minor has given me a competitive edge while pursuing a career in finance.

Brendan Sinko '19 BS in Financial Information and Analysis with a minor in economics

Career Possibilities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 6-percent growth for economists between 2021 and 2031. Students studying an economics-rooted discipline start or work toward careers as a:

  • Accounting information systems designer
  • Business development specialist
  • Comptroller
  • Corporate financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Investment manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Supply chain manager


Clarkson students studying an economics-related field have gone on to careers at many organizations, including:

  • AXA US
  • Ayco
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Car Fresher Corporation
  • Cigna
  • Dumele
  • IBM
  • MVP Health Care
  • Odessa
  • Shiseido America
  • Spectrum


Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • IESEG School of Management
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us 

Reh School of Business
Email: rehbusiness@clarkson.edu
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about the economics minor? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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