Minor in Economics
Note also the interdisciplinary Minor in Labor Studies, which is described in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences section of the USM Undergraduate Catalog.
A minor in economics is available to students in any major within the University.
Students wishing to pursue the minor must be in good standing with the University and submit a Declaration of Minor form to the USM Registrar.
Requirements for a minor in economics (18 credits)
ECO 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
Select one of the following courses:
ECO 103 Critical Thinking About Economic Issues
ECO 105 A Novel Approach to Economics
Select three 300-level or above ECO courses
All courses taken to satisfy the requirements for a minor in economics must be completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
Students wishing to pursue the Minor in Economics must be in good standing with the University and submit a Declaration of Minor form to the USM Registrar.
Note to incoming and/or current USM students—
The specific USM Requirements for a Minor in Economics listed within the Requirements tab above are valid only if:
- You are presently considering applying to USM for admission to pursue a baccalaureate degree
- You are/were a newly matriculated USM student during this current academic year/catalog edition
- You are currently a matriculated USM student, you have declared the Minor in Economics, and you have formally elected this current academic year catalog edition (or intend to) by offically notifying the USM Registrar of your intention.
OTHERWISE, please refer to the USM undergraduate catalog edition that corresponds with your USM "Requirement Term." You may access previous USM catalog editions online at the following URL address:
and you may also access USM Department of Economics Minor in Economics curriculum "Worksheets" that correspond to your USM "Requirement Term" for use in tracking your academic progress in the Economics minor at the following URL address: