Economics Minors in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences offers minor programs; however, no student is required to take a minor. Minors are not degree-granting majors; they are sequences of supplemental courses designed to enhance work in certain areas. Any minor may be taken jointly with any departmental or interdepartmental major. Minors in the college shall consist of not fewer than 16 nor more than 28 units of organized upper-division course work. In disciplinary minors, at least 18 of these units shall be selected from among courses selected for the major. No overlap may occur among courses used to satisfy upper division course requirements for a major and a minor. A GPA of at least 2.0 is required in upper-division course requirements in the field of the minor.

Minor in Economics

The minor in Economics provides a background in this discipline. Students take basic microeconomic and macroeconomic theory courses, and then are given freedom of choice in pursuing upper-division courses of great interest.

All candidates for the minor in Economics are required to take:

  1. Lower-division requirements (14 units):
    ECON 002 and ECON 003 and MATH 009A (or equivalent)
  2. Upper-division requirements (26 units):
    a) ECON 102 or ECON 104A, and ECON 103 or ECON 105A
    b) Four Upper-Division Economics Electives worth four units or more. ECON 190 is not included.