Minor Area of Specialization in Quantitative Economics (STEM)

The Minor in Quantitative Economics equips non-business students with solid analytical tools and econometric techniques supporting critical thinking to deal with economic problems. Students will be able to comprehend major economic trends and apply economic theories and quantitative techniques to the analysis of specific fields. This program emphasizes the interpretation and development of quantitative economics applications.

Non-Business students may pursue a minor in Quantitative Economics by taking 15 credit hours of predominantly STEM-designated Economics courses, per the curriculum requirements.

Curriculum Requirements for Non-Business Students 

Interested students should consult with an academic advisor in the School or College of their degree/major to determine if the minor in Quantitative Economics is acceptable. If so, neither advice nor consent from either the Office of Undergraduate Business Education or the Economics department is necessary for a student to choose or complete a minor in Quantitative Economics. Instead the non-business student should simply declare the Quantitative Economics minor and complete the required 15 credit hours of Economics courses, according to the following:

Required Courses
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 302Microeconomic Theory 13
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select two courses from the following: 26
Applied Econometrics
Game Theory in Economic Applications.
Industrial Organization
Directed Studies in Economics
Special Topics in Economics (STEM Topics)
Mathematical Economics and Applications
Empirical Labor Economics
Topics in Mathematical Economics
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Total Credit Hours15

 Pre-requisites for ECO 302 :  ECO 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 Quantitative Economics 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.