Economists like to say that everything in the world can be explained by economics. While perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, the fact is that economists study issues as small as how people decide what to do during a day and as large as global warming. Economics is a field that students will be able to use throughout their lives.
If a student desires a minor that will provide a challenge; qualify him/her for virtually any management position; and give insight on many of the opportunities that will be presented in everyday life, a minor in Applied Economics would be an appropriate choice. With the Applied Economics minor the student will focus on classes that are interesting and provide information that will be useful throughout his/her whole life. This helps Applied Economics minors to have to have a wide-ranging education that will be helpful in virtually every job market.
Coordinator: Robert Hoffman, Ph.D.
Required courses: ECN 2230, 2280, and either ECN 3330 or 3380, plus two additional upper-level economics courses; and CIS 2000 or higher.
A minor in Applied Economics is offered to students who would like to complement their major with courses grounded in economic methodology. Applying economic thinking to another field of study has repeatedly generated new insights for the student. The minor requires 20 credits of Economics courses.