Minor in Economics
A Minor in Economics is available to students in any major within the University.
Students wishing to pursue the minor must be in good standing with the University and submit a completed Declaration of Minor form to the Office of Registration & Scheduling Services.
Requirements for a Minor in Economics (18 credits)
ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO 103 Critical Thinking About Economic Issues
Select three of the following courses numbered 200 or above:
ECO 220 U.S. Economic and Labor History
ECO 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 302 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 304 Research Methods in Economics
ECO 305 Econometrics
ECO 310 Money and Banking
ECO 312 U.S. Economic Policy
ECO 315 Economic Development
ECO 316 Case Studies in International Development
ECO 319 Macroeconomics: Debt and Finance
ECO 321 Understanding Contemporary Capitalism
ECO 323 U.S. Labor and Employment Relations
ECO 326 Environmental Economics
ECO 327 Natural Resource Economics
ECO 333 Economics and Happiness
ECO 335 The Political Economy of Food
ECO 340 History of Economic Thought
ECO 350 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 370 International Economics
ECO 399 Special Topics in Economics
ECO 400 Capstone in Economics
ECO 450 Readings in Economics
ECO 490 Independent Readings and Research in Economics
Students wishing to pursue the Minor in Economics must be in good standing with the University and submit a Declaration of Minor form to the USM Registrar.
Note to incoming and/or current USM students—
The specific USM Requirements for a Minor in Economics listed within the Requirements tab above are valid only if:
- You are presently considering applying to USM for admission during this current academic year/catalog edition to pursue a baccalaureate degree
- You are/were a newly matriculated USM student during this current academic year/catalog edition
- You are currently a matriculated USM student and you have formally declared the Minor in Economics during this current academic year/catalog edition by officially notifying the USM Registrar of your intention.
OTHERWISE, please refer to the USM undergraduate catalog edition that corresponds with your USM "Requirement Term." You may access previous USM catalog editions online at the following URL address:
and you may also access USM Department of Economics Minor in Economics curriculum "Worksheets" that correspond to your USM "Requirement Term" for use in tracking your academic progress in the Economics minor at the following URL address:
Note also the interdisciplinary Minor in Labor Studies, which is described in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences section of the USM Undergraduate Catalog.