Economics Minor

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Students who are interested in economics but are majoring in another discipline and do not have the necessary quarters remaining to complete a second major may be interested in completing a minor in economics.  There are no minors available in business management economics or global economics.

Students earn a minor in economics by completing all of the requirements for the major (Core Requirements) with the following exceptions:

   1. Only THREE (3) upper-division elective courses are required.
   2. A comprehensive examination is not required.
       (please see the Economics Major or the Business Management Economics Major for a list of requirements and elective options)

Courses 104, 191, 192, 193, 193F, 194B, 194F, 197, 198 and 198F may not be used to meet minor requirements. Economics 199 may be counted only once toward the upper-division minor requirements.

Mathematics and Statistics Content Requirement:  Mathematics: Successful completion of Economics 11A and 11B, also offered as Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11A and 11B, (or equivalent) is required of all economics majors and is prerequisite to Economics 100A (or 100M), 100B (or 100N), and 113. Therefore, students are advised to take Economics 11A and 11B or their equivalent as early as possible in their undergraduate career. Mathematics 11A-B and 22 (or 23A by petition only through the math department), or 19A-B and 22 or 23A, are acceptable equivalents to Economics 11A and 11B. Students may also complete the mathematics requirement by taking Mathematics 11A or Mathematics 19A, and then Economics 11B or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11B. Students planning to pursue graduate work in economics or business should seriously consider more intensive mathematical training; consult an adviser.

Statistics: Applied Mathematics and Statistics 5, Statistics or

Applied Mathematics and Statistics 7, Statistical Methods for Biological, Environmental and Health Sciences, or

Computer Engineering 7, Statistical Reasoning in the Age of the Internet