Economics - Minor

College of Business Administration
Department of Economics
480 Business Administration Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2366
economics@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/business/economics


Description

The Economics minor is the study of how people make decisions in response to incentives. The minor examines a range of topics, including individual decisions regarding risk, firm strategies regarding their competitors and the role of the government in the financial system and broader economy. Students study specific areas of public policy concern such as health care, environmental problems, economic development and international trade. Problem-solving and analytical skills are emphasized throughout the program.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

  • Minimum 2.000 overall GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.
 

Minor Requirements

[ECON]

Minor Requirements
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 32040INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
or ECON 32041 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY
Economics Upper-Division Electives (ECON 30000 or 40000 level) 19
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
1

Economics upper-division electives may include ECON 32040 or ECON 32041 if not previously taken to fulfill minor requirements and with advisor approval.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • It is highly recommended that students electing the economics minor complete at least one mathematics course at the MATH 11010 level or higher before registering for upper-division economics courses.
  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper division (30000 and 40000 level), and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Students may not pursue a minor and major in the same discipline.
  • In calculating the minor GPA, all attempts of required courses in the minor will be counted.