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Minor in Economics


The minor in economics affords students the opportunity to learn the foundations of economic analysis to better understand consumer and firm behavior and the coordinating mechanism of markets. Elective offerings are an opportunity to apply theory to practice or to further develop analytical and critical-thinking skills.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved

Students will develop the foundation of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis that is critical in understanding the business and political environment. Electives courses allow students to apply their knowledge in a functional area such as entrepreneurship, finance, or politics, or to further develop their analytical skills through courses in data analysis or mathematics.

This minor is approved for all Citadel majors.

Structure of the Minor

Required courses (12 credit hours)

  • ECON 201  Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202  Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 301  Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 302  Intermediate Macroeconomics

Elective Courses

  • ECON 330  Current Economic Controversies
  • ECON 401  Money and Banking (formerly BADM 407)
  • ECON 402  The Cuban Economy (formerly BADM 403)
  • ECON 470  Special Topics in Economics (formerly BADM 430-435)
  • ECON 480  Undergraduate Research in Economics (formerly BADM 440)
  • ECON 490  Independent Study in Economics (formerly BADM 490)
  • ENTR 301   Principled Entrepreneurship and the Free Enterprise System (formerly BADM 327)
  • ENTR 411   Technology and Entrepreneurship (formerly BADM 428)
  • FINC 303    Financial Modeling (formerly BADM 331)
  • FINC 304    Financial Markets and Institutions (formerly BADM 332)
  • FINC 401    Investments (formerly BADM 404)
  • MATH 131  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH 132  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
  • PSCI 351   International Political Economy
  • PSCI 401   Political Issues and Public Policy
  • STAT 461   Data Analysis

 Other courses offered by the Baker School of Business as approved by the department head

Total Credit Hours Required: 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.

Prerequisites must be met – see course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.

Note: For cases in which the major (including all Business majors) already requires any of the economics minor courses, no more than 3 credit hours may apply to the 15 credit-hour requirement of the minor in economics.

For further information, please contact Bob Riggle, Department Chair, in the Baker School of Business.


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