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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Economics Minor

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Program: Minor
Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686 ~ ipfw.edu/economics

Economics is the study of the rational allocation of scarce resources. The major seeks to develop those critical skills that help you understand and solve problems in a wide variety of circumstances. These analytical abilities are valuable in the business world and many professional disciplines such as law and social work.  This program is offered in close cooperation with the Department of Economics in the Richard T. Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences, which offers all economics courses required for the major.

If you are pursuing a major other than economics, you may earn a minor in economics by completing the following credits with a grade of C- or better in each course.  At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 200 level or above.

You may contact the Department of Political Science or your primary advisor/major advisor to declare this minor.

Program Requirements

  • Additional credits in two ECON courses at the 300-400 level:  6 Credits


Programs can be designed to provide concentrations in several areas. A theory and quantitative concentration of 18 credits, including at least 6 resident credits, can be provided along with suitable study in mathematics to prepare students for graduate programs in economics and related disciplines.

Total Credits: 15

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