Are you interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the interactions between individuals, firms and governments? You can gain insight into the decisions of households and private and public entities, through this minor that complements almost any major and career.
Economics is a social science that examines how societies, businesses and individuals deal with scarcity, and this minor in economics offers instruction by world-renowned researchers and award-winning professors. Students build a foundation of micro- and macroeconomics that supports their investigation of the forces shaping national and global economies.
Students create a personalized program of study that covers economic theory and applications. Students complete introductory courses (ECN 211 and ECN 212) and choose electives from a large set of upper-division offerings to suit individual interests and goals.
Incompatible Majors: BS in economics; BS in economics (politics and the economy); BS in politics and the economy
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
This minor (and BIS area of concentration) requires 18 credit hours of course work, which includes:
ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles, SB (3) ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles, SB (3) twelve credit hours of ECN courses at the 300 level or above for which all prerequisites have been met
A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required for any course to satisfy minor requirements. Six credit hours of upper-division course work must be completed in courses offered by the W. P. Carey School of Business. Upper-division economics courses offered by W.P. Carey require prerequisites. In addition to ECN 211 and 212, students must complete MAT 210 and MAT 211 or MAT 270 and 271 prior to enrolling in ECN upper-division courses.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, additional courses may need to be completed as prerequisites in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.