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
- 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.