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Minor in Economics

Minor At A Glance

Minor In Economics

As an economics minor, you'll study how markets work and how income is distributed. Your classes will also explore the role and effects of competitive markets and monopolies on the economy, as well as the problems of unemployment and inflation.

The minor program provides a foundation in economic analysis and decision-making that is especially valuable for students in any major at Leighton as well as students considering graduate work in law, public policy, or business administration. Regardless of your major, a minor in economics can enhance your education by teaching you more about how people make choices and how those choices affect markets, resources, and wealth.

Program Goals & Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the Economics Minor:

        • Student will understand economic theories and institutions in both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
        • Student will have the ability and skills to find and interpret economic information and data.
        • Student will have the ability and skills to analyze complex problems and arguments using economic models or reasoning.
        • Student will have the ability and skills to communicate economic arguments in written form following the communication conventions of economics.
        • Students will demonstrate economic literacy by using economic terminology in everyday life.
        • Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills to critically evaluate economic/social issues and policies from various perspectives.

Curriculum Requirements

The economics minor curriculum information is listed in the official University catalog.