Brendan Sinko '19
"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, financial information and analysis

Curriculum

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The minor in economics consists of 18 credit hours of economic courses as follows:

  • EC150 Principles of Microeconomics or Economic Principles and Engineering or EC350* Economics
  • EC151 Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Principles and Engineering or EC350* Economics
  • EC311** Intro to Econometrics

Three or four electives (9 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 if a student has taken EC350.

*A student may not take EC150 or EC151 if a student has taken EC350. Entry to EC350 is limited to students who have declared a major in engineering and management or a major in the 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.