Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Economics (ECONMIN)Department of Economics

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.


The Minor in Economics is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the tools of economic theory and policy that complement study in other disciplines. Elective courses can be chosen to focus on specific subfields of interest to the student.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Calculus. One (1) course:
  2. Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
  3. Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
  4. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
  5. Advanced electives. At least two additional economics courses (6 credit hours) at the 300 or 400 level, excluding ECON-E 496 and ECON-X 373. At least one of these elective courses (3 credit hours) must be numbered above ECON-E 321, excluding ECON-E 370.
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.