Economics Minor

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 380. Environmental and Resource Economics. (3 credits)
    • Econ 385. Economic Development. (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)

In compliance with Iowa State University guidelines for undergraduate minors, the following are 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.

Required Course Prerequisites for the Economics Minor:

Students interested in a Minor in Economics must also take Math 160 (Survey of Calculus) or 165 (Calculus I) and Econ 207 (Applied Economic Optimization) or Math 166 (Calculus II). Students must complete these two prerequisites before signing up for Econ 301 (Intermediate Microeconomics).

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

Declaring a Minor:

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