Only students earning degrees outside the School of Management may earn a Minor in Economics. Economics majors have priority in registering for Economics courses. Students seeking a Minor in Economics are not given this priority and are not allowed to register for upper-division Economics courses until after Krannert registration restrictions are lifted. Course overrides are not provided and space in upper-division courses is not guaranteed. The demand for Economics courses is very high and many sections are already full when registration restrictions are lifted. The date when registration restrictions will be lifted is given on this Krannert website.
Minor RequirementsComplete the following 3 required courses (9 hours)
- ECON 25100 Microeconomics
- ECON 25200 Macroeconomics
- ECON 34000 or ECON 51100 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Complete 2 additional upper-level Economics courses from the list below (6 hours)
- ECON 32500 Economics of Sports
- ECON 35200 or ECON 51200 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- ECON 36000 or ECON 56200 Econometrics
- ECON 36100 Antitrust and Regulation
- ECON 36200 Health Economics
- ECON 36500 History of Economic Thought
- ECON 36700 Law and Economics
- ECON 37000 International Trade
- ECON 37600 Economics of the European Union
- ECON 38000 Money and Banking
- ECON 38500 Labor Economics
- ECON 39000 Capitalism, Socialism, and Incentives
- ECON 42200 Public Finance & Taxation
- ECON 45100 Game Theory
- ECON 46100 Industrial Economics
- ECON 46600 International Economics
- ECON 47100 Behavioral Economics
- ECON 49000 Special Topic Course
- ECON 49900 Senior Honors Thesis
- ECON XXXXX Krannert Approved Study Abroad Course
- A grade of a C- or better must be earned in any course used to fulfill the minor.
- Transfer credit for ECON 25100 and ECON 25200 will be accepted for the minor only if posted on the student's Purdue transcript as ECON 25100 and/or ECON 25200. Undistributed transfer credit (i.e. ECON 2XXXX) will not be accepted.
NEW COMBINED DEGREE FOR STEM MAJORS PURSUING A MINOR IN ECONOMICS:
Majors in Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics pursuing a Minor in Economics are encouraged to take Econ 511 (fall semester), Econ 562 (fall semester), and Econ 512 (spring semester). These graduate level courses can be used to fulfill the upper-level course requirements for a Minor in Economics. These three courses can also be used toward meeting requirements for the MS degree in Economics. One option open to students who take these courses is to complete the remaining requirements (21 credit hours) for the MS degree in Economics after graduating by taking an innovative set of online courses specifically designed for the MS degree program. Follow the link for more information on the combined degree program: BS in Engineering, Science, or Mathematics and MS degree in Economics.
Note that students in the School of Management (not Economics Majors) can pursue a Concentration in Economics rather than a Minor in Economics.