Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Economics (ECONMIN)Department of Economics

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 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. Fundamentals of Economics I. One (1) course:
  3. Fundamentals of Economics II. One (1) course:
  4. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
  5. Elective Requirements.
    1. Advanced Elective. Three (3) credit hours:
    2. Free Elective. Three (3) credit hours:
      • Additional course from the Advanced Electives list.
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. 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. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. 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. Minor GPA. 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.