Minor and Cluster Requirements
The department offers a minor in economics along with seven clusters. Students who are interested in an economics minor or cluster and have overlapping course requirements in another program should review the overlap policy below.
Students looking to minor in economics must achieve an overall average of C or better in the economics courses being counted toward the minor.
ECO 207: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 209: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Three 200-level economics electives*
*The department will accept up to two transfer courses for the economics elective requirement.
STT 213 cannot be used for the economics minor.
The department has seven economics clusters, all in the social science academic division.
Students in this cluster will learn about the fundamental analytic tools of economists and applies these tools in one substantive area.
This cluster is designed for students with mathematical training. Students in this cluster will explore the background to issues and techniques in theoretical economics.
The cluster provides students with the fundamental analytic tools of economists with application to macroeconomics.
Students in the cluster should have some prior economics training at the principles level. In this cluster students will learn about fundamental intermediate-level microeconomic tools with two applications in substantive areas.
This cluster is designed for students who have a background in economics principles (ECO 108) and mathematical training. Students in this cluster will get an in-depth introduction to issues in theoretical economics.
This cluster gives students an in-depth introduction to the fundamental tools of macroeconomic analysis and is meant for students with prior economic training (ECO 108 or equivalent).
This cluster exposes students to the two broad areas of economic analysis: macroeconomics - the study of aggregate economic behavior, and microeconomics - the study of individual/firm behavior.
The following rules apply when using the same course toward more than one program:
- No more than three courses between a major and a separate/double major.
- No more than two courses between a minor and a major.
- No more than one course between a cluster and a major or a minor.