Department of Economics
- Program Coordinator: Tom Sahajdack, Ph.D. | firstname.lastname@example.org | 330-672-1085
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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.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
To declare the Economics minor, students must have a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State University GPA. No Kent State University GPA is required if the student is a first-semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Conceptualize and analyze problems using economic concepts and reasoning.
- Critically analyze alternative economic policy proposals.
- Utilize analytic techniques that are used extensively in economics to formulate and test hypotheses.
|ECON 22060||PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS)||3|
|ECON 22061||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS)||3|
|ECON 32040||INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY AND APPLICATIONS||3|
|or ECON 32041||INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY|
|Economics (ECON) Upper-Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level) 1||9|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
Economics upper-division electives may include ECON 32040 or ECON 32041 if not previously taken to fulfill minor requirements and with advisor approval.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- It is highly recommended that students declaring the Economics minor complete at least one mathematics course at the MATH 11010 level or higher before registering for upper-division economics courses.
- Student may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).