Academic Catalog

Economics Minor

Program Requirements

ECON-2090Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-2100Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-3100Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
Select one of the following:3
Macroeconomic Activity
Money & Banking
Select one of the following:3
Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
Introduction to Econometrics
International Economics
Labor Economics
Any economics elective numbered ECON-3000 or higher3
Total Hours18

In addition, the department strongly recommends MATH-1220 Introductory Statistics. (Substitutions are possible for special needs and interests.)

Transfer students pursuing a minor in Economics must take a minimum of 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Benedictine College including ECON-3100 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.

In addition to the major and minor programs outlined above, the Department of Economics offers its students the opportunity to pursue specialized topics of study. These may include professions in the business community, the area of banking or finance, or simply better preparation for graduate studies in such diverse areas as law, political science, history, business administration, or economics itself. Specialized topic areas may include:

  1. Macroeconomic orientation with forecasting and model building, as well as other areas of income determination;
  2. Microeconomic orientation with emphasis on the firm with its maximizing/optimizing procedures and factor strength and rewards through income distribution;
  3. Finance and banking orientation wherein the effective roles and use of financial resources are analyzed. 

The course offerings for these topic areas are offered through independent studies, seminars, and special topic courses.  

For further information contact the chair of the Economics Department.