Minor in Economics

 

Economics refers to the scientific study of buying and selling behavior. As such, it represents one of the foundational social science disciplines in a liberal arts education. Eureka College offers a minor in Economics, and coursework in Economics support the general education curriculum and serve the needs of students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Studies with Management Information Systems, Elementary Education-Social Science, and History with Teacher Certification.

The Economics minor is designed to appeal to students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and will therefore serve various campus constituencies. Although the primary course content of the minor will consist of Economics courses, students will be able to craft the minor specifically to one of five “focus” areas. These include a Finance Focus, a General Business Focus, an International Focus, a Behavioral Focus, and a Quantitative Methods Focus.

The Economics minor consists of 21 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of core coursework and 6 credit hours of coursework in one of five focus areas.

Requirements For A Minor In Economics

21 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO211 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO212 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
Plus an additional 3 hours of ECO coursework at the 300-level.
Plus one of the focus areas listed below:
36
TOTAL: 21
Two of the following:

1. Finance Focus

Choose two of the following:

BUA360 Business Finance 3
BUA361 International Financial Markets and Institutions 3
BUA362 Securities Analysis and Investments 3
or an additional course in ECO at the 300-level. 3

2. General Business Focus (non-Accounting or Business Administration majors only)

Two of the following, with at least one at the 300-level or higher:

BUA220 Management 3
BUA230 Marketing 3
BUA334 Advertising 3
BUA340 Business Law 3
BUA360 Business Finance 3
BUA410W Strategy and Policy 3

3. International Focus

Two of the following, with at least one at the 300-level:

BUA310 International Business 3
BUA361 International Financial Markets and Institutions 3
PSC261 Comparative Government 3
PSC263 International Relations 3
4. Behavioral Focus

Two of the following, with at least one at the 300-level:

BUA331 Consumer Behavior 3
BUA332 Marketing Research 3
PSY225 Industrial-Organizational Psychology 3
PSY305 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY380W Research Methods 4

5. Quantitative Methods Focus

Two of the following, with at least one at the 300-level:

MAT171 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
MAT271 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MAT275 Differential Equations 3
MAT310 Probability and Statistics 3
MAT315 Linear Algebra 3
PSY270 Statistics II 3