Economics  (Minor)

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.

Program Description

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.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

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.

Enrollment Requirements

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.

Attend Online

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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