Minor Code: ECONMIN
18 hours to complete
6 courses required
For the Declaration of Minor Form, contact the department:

Requirements

To Become an Economics Minor, students must fill out the "Declaring a Minor" portion of the Emory College Declaration of Major and Minor form and turn it in to the Undergraduate Program Assistant.  The form can be found in 312 Rich Building.

Course Requirements for Minors

The economics minor requires twenty-four semester hours of credit (6 courses) in economics.

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

B.   One Intermediate Course: Intermediate Microeconomics (201) or Intermediate Macroeconomics (212)  (Mathematics 111, Math 110 A&B, Math 115 or Business Calculus 119 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.

(NEW: Any student taking FOUR, instead of three, economic electives satisfying one of the elective concentrations, will get a “Minor with Concentration.") 

Various Concentrations for Minors

Law and Economics. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • Law and Economics (Econ 442)
  • TWO of the following: Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Public Finance (Econ 434), Economics of Regulation (Econ 440), or Public Choice (Econ 443)
  • ONE of the following: Business and Government (Econ 341),Health Economics (Econ 371), Health Policy & Economics (Econ 372)

International Economics. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • Introduction to Global Trade & Finance (Econ 231)
  • International Trade (Econ 431)
  • International Finance (Econ 432)
  • Four-hour economics course at or above the 300-level

Business Policy. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • ONE of the following: Econometrics (Econ 420) or Economic Forecasting (Econ 422)
  • ONE of the following: Stocks, Bonds, and Financial Markets (Econ 215), Business and Government (Econ 341), or Development of the Modern U.S. Economy (Econ 356)
  • ONE of the following: Managerial Economics (Econ 400), Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Economics of Labor Markets (Econ 430), or Housing and Mortgage Markets (Econ 446)
  • Four-hour economics course at or above the 200-level

Public Policy. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • EITHER TWO of the following: Contemporary Economic Issues (Econ 309), Business and Government (Econ 341), Environmental Economics & Policy (Econ 365) or Health Policy & Economics (Econ 372) OR EIGHT HOURS of Washington Policy Semester (Econ 394)
  • TWO of the following: Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Public Finance (Econ 434), Economics of Regulation (Econ 440), Law and Economics (Econ 442) Public Choice (Econ 443) or Housing and Mortgage Markets (Econ 446)

Financial Economics. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • Stocks, Bonds, and Financial Markets (Econ 215)
  • TWO of the following: Topics in Macroeconomics (Econ 410), Money and Banking (Econ 411), Economic Forecasting (Econ 422), International Finance (Econ 432), or Housing and Mortgage Markets (Econ 446)
  • Four-hour economics course at or above the 300-level

Behavioral Economics. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • TWO of the following: Economics of Life (Econ 305), Experimental Economics (Econ 310), Economics and Psychology (Econ 315), or Health Economics (Econ 371)
  • Neuroeconomics (Econ 481)
  • Game Theory and Economic Activity (Econ 487)

Health Economics. Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • Health Economics (Econ 371)
  • Health Policy and Economics (Econ 372)
  • TWO of the following:  Econometrics (Econ 420), Economics of Labor Markets (Econ 430), Public Finance (Econ 434), or Neuroeconomics (Econ 481)

Economic Development. (NEW) Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • Economic Development (Econ 362)
  • International Finance (Econ 432)
  • ONE of the following:  Political Economy of the American South (Econ 355), Development of the modern US Economy (Econ 356), Latin American Economics (Econ 364), or Development Issues for Africa (Econ 366)
  • Four-hour economics course at or above the 400-level

Economic History. (NEW) Sixteen semester hours to include:

  • TWO of the following:  Non-European Economic History (Econ 351), European Economic History (Econ 352), Political Economy of the American South (Econ 355), or Development of the Modern US Economy (Econ 356)
  • TWO of the following:  Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Economics of Labor Markets (Econ 430), International Trade (Econ 431), Public Finance (Econ 434), Economics of Regulation (Econ 440), or Law and Economics (Econ 442)

Note that an Empirical Course (Econ 420 or 422) cannot be double-counted to serve as both an elective and an empirical requirement.

 

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 School of Business Administration. Economics 101 must be completed before enrolling in Economics 112. Business 201 can substitute for Econ 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.