Minor Area of Specialization in Political Economy  (People & Society)

The Minor in Political Economy equips business students with solid analytical tools supporting critical thinking to deal with economic problems. Students will be able to comprehend major economic trends and apply economic theories to the analysis of specific fields.

Business students may pursue a minor in Political Economy by taking 12 credit hours of Economics courses in addition to the Business Core.

Curriculum Requirements

Business Students

Required Courses
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (taken as part of the Business Core)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (taken as part of the Business Core)3
ECO 300Microeconomic Theory and Applications 1, 23
or ECO 302 Microeconomic Theory
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select three courses from the following: 39
Macroeconomic Theory
Public Economics
Labor Economics (I)
Industrial Economics and Public Policy
Environmental Economics
Economics of Development
Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Global Economy
The Political Economy of Growth
Health Economics
Monetary Economics
Economic Growth
International Trade Theory
International Monetary Economics
Economic Analysis of Energy and Commodity Markets
Global Economics: Trade and Currencies
Directed Studies in Economics
Special Topics in Economics
History of Economic Thought
Students may select only one course (3 credit hours) of their minor choice courses from the following STEM courses: 3
Applied Econometrics
Game Theory in Economic Applications.
Industrial Organization
Directed Studies in Economics
Special Topics in Economics
Mathematical Economics and Applications
Empirical Labor Economics
Topics in Mathematical Economics
Advanced Econometrics
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Total Credit Hours18

Pre-requisites for ECO 300ECO 211 and  MAS 110 or MTH 130 or MTH 141 or MTH 151 or MTH 161 or MTH 171  or an equivalent calculus course or higher


Pre-requisites for ECO 302ECO 211 and MTH 141 or MTH 151 or MTH 161 or MTH 171 or an equivalent Calculus 1 course or higher


Course pre-requisites vary by course.


NOTE:  All specific coursework for the minor in Political Economy must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.

No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.