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Economics Minors

Purdue University Campus

The Department of Economics offers 3 minors; Economics, Business Economics and Mathematical Economics. The requirements for all three minors are listed below. All are available to any student at Purdue (Krannert School of Management students included) except for ECON majors.

Students may complete only one of the minors listed. The grade of C- or better must be earned in any course used to fulfill the minor. I course with a "pass" cannot be used to fulfill any requirement of a minor. Transfer credit for courses that are a direct match will be accepted for the minor.

Economics majors have priority in registering for Economics courses. Students pursuing an Economics Minor are not given this priority and are not allowed to register for upper-division Economics courses until after Krannert registration restrictions are lifted. Course overrides are not provided and space in upper-division courses is not guaranteed. The demand for Economics courses is very high and many sections are already full when registration restrictions are lifted.


15 credits

Complete the following:
Microeconomics ECON 25100
Macroeconomics ECON 25200

Complete 1:
INT Microeconomic Theory ECON 340000*
INT Macroeconomic Theory ECON 35200*

Also select two 300-level or higher upper division ECON courses (see list below)

Business Economics

15 credits

Complete the following:
Microeconomics ECON 25100
Macroeconomics ECON 25200
Managerial Economics ECON 30100*

Complete 1:
Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 35200*
Antitrust and Regulation ECON 36100*
Money & Banking ECON 38000*
Industrial Organization ECON 46100*

Also select one 300-level or higher upper division ECON course (see list below)

Mathematical Economics

16-17 credits

Complete the following:
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory ECON 34000*
AIntermediate Macroeconomics ECON 35200*
Econometrics ECON 36000*
Multivariate Calculus  MA 26100*

Complete 1:
Computational Economics ECON 37300*
Game Theory ECON 45100*
Advanced Data Analysis and Machine Learning ECON 463 *

Combined degree for STEM majors pursuing a minor in Economics

Majors in Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics pursuing a Minor in Economics are encouraged to take Econ 511 (fall semester), Econ 562 (fall semester), and Econ 512 (spring semester). These graduate level courses can be used to fulfill the upper-level course requirements for a Minor in Economics. These three courses can also be used toward meeting requirements for the MS degree in Economics. One option open to students who take these courses is to complete the remaining requirements (21 credit hours) for the MS degree in Economics after graduating by taking an innovative set of online courses specifically designed for the MS degree program. Follow the link for more information on the combined degree program: BS in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics and MS degree in Economics.