Economics Minor

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Minor In Economics

The minor in Economics requires 15 credits. The specific course requirements for the minor are as follows:

  • Econ 101. Principles of Microeconomics. (3 credits)
  • Econ 102. Principles of Macroeconomics. (3 credits)
  • Econ 301. Intermediate Microeconomics. (3 credits)
  • Six credits from the following selected list:
    • Econ 230. Farm Business Management. (3 credits)
    • Econ 234. Small Business Management. (3 credits)
    • Econ 302. Intermediate Macroeconomics. (3 credits)
    • Econ 313. Economics of Sports. (3 credits)
    • Econ 320. Labor Economics. (3 credits)
    • Econ 321. Economics of Discrimination. (3 credits)
    • Econ 330. Advanced Farm Business Management. (4 credits)
    • Econ 332. Cooperatives. (3 credits)
    • Econ 334. Entrepreneurship in Agriculture. (3 credits)
    • Econ 336. Agricultural Selling. (3 credits)
    • Econ 344. Public Finance. (3 credits)
    • Econ 353. Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions. (3 credits)
    • Econ 355. International Trade and Finance. (3 credits)
    • Econ 362. Applied Ethics in Agriculture. (3 credits)
    • Econ 364. Rural Property Appraisal. (3 credits)
    • Econ 370. Comparative Capitalism and Economic Transitions. (3 credits)
    • Econ 376. Rural, Urban and Regional Economics. (3 credits)
    • Econ 378. Economics of Aging. (3 credits)
    • Econ 380. Environmental and Resource Economics. (3 credits)
    • Econ 385. Economic Development. (3 credits)
    • Econ 387. Economies of China and India. (3 credits)
    • Econ 416. Industrial Organization. (3 credits)
    • Econ 418. Game Theory. (3 credits)
    • Econ 431. Managerial Economics. (3 credits)
    • Econ 437. Commodity Marketing and Risk Management. (3 credits)
    • Econ 455. International Trade. (3 credits)
    • Econ 457. International Finance. (3 credits)
    • Econ 458. Economic Systems for Electric Power Planning. (3 credits)
    • Econ 460. Agricultural, Food, and Trade Policy. (3 credits)
    • Econ 466. Agricultural Finance. (3 credits)
    • Econ 480. Intermediate Environmental and Resource Economics. (3 credits)

Prospective students must take Math 160 (“Survey of Calculus”) or 165 (“Calculus I”) as a prerequisite for the required course Econ 301 (“Intermediate Microeconomics”).

Majors in Agricultural Business or Business Economics may not declare a minor in Economics.

In compliance with Iowa State University guidelines for undergraduate minors, the following is also required:

  • At least 6 of the credits for the minor must be taken at Iowa State University in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • At least 9 of the credits for the minor are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement.
  • None of the courses for the minor can be taken on a pass-not pass basis.
  • The catalog for the minor may not be an earlier catalog than the catalog for the major/curriculum.

Declaring a Minor:

To declare a minor, you must submit a completed “Request For Minor Form” at least one term prior to graduation.