Department of Economics

Economics Minor

Many students find that a minor in economics complements their major; our minors include students in a very wide variety of majors across many of the colleges at the University. A minor in economics requires 18 credits in economics, divided between nine credits of required courses in economic theory and nine credits of economics free electives. Many students find that after having taken ECON151 and ECON152, a minor can be completed relatively easily and can be fit into the schedules of most majors. Please click here for the UD course catalog description.

How to Apply

You may apply to become an economics minor after you have completed ECON151 and ECON152. The principal criterion for acceptance is the potential for academic success in economics. Application for the minor must be submitted online using your UDSIS account.

If you have any questions about the requirements that are not answered on the web pages, please contact Professor Elizabeth Bayley, Undergraduate Program Advisor in the Department of Economics.

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