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The economics minor requires twenty-one semester hours of credit (7 courses) in economics.

A. Two Introductory Courses: Principles of Microeconomics (101), or Business Economics (FIN 201), and Principles of Macroeconomics (112)

B. One Intermediate Course: Intermediate Microeconomics (201) or Intermediate Macroeconomics (212); (Mathematics 111 is a prerequisite for Economics 201 and 212.)

C. Three Economics Electives: Electives must be at or above the 200 level. Note that several economics courses satisfy the GER, so students can make progress toward an economic minor while they also satisfy the GER.

D. MATH 111

Additional Information

At most two Economics courses can be exempt with AP credit.

Courses must be taken for a letter grade, and students must maintain an overall 2.0 (C) grade point average in courses used to complete a minor.

Economics 449, Economics Internship, is offered to economics majors and minors only and must be taken on an S/U basis. This counts for only 2 credit hours and will not count toward minor.

Economics 101 and 112 are prerequisites for higher numbered courses in Economics and for admission to the undergraduate program in the Goizueta Business School. Economics 101 must be completed before enrolling in Economics 112. Finance 201 can substitute for Economics 101.

Courses taken at another institution, before or after enrolling at Emory, will not count toward the minor unless written permission is given by the director of undergraduate studies, even if the College has accepted credit for the courses. A maximum of four semester hours of Economics 397R, Directed Reading in Economics, may be counted toward the minor requirements in Economics.