Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Economics, Minor (Non BSBA Majors)

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

A minor in economics offers students outside of the business program to gain a certification for proficiency in economics. Economics as a major has become more popular in the last decade and statistics report that majors enjoy earnings advantages over many other disciplines. Adding a minor will enable our students to participate in the robust market for economics. In addition, students interested in public policy, policy evaluation and the growing non-profit sector will benefit from more formal instruction in economics. The minor In economics develops analytical skills and could be very useful to those who want to pursue a graduate and/or professional degree.

Related Links

Economics, Minor Program Page

Accounting, Economics and Finance Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Economics Minor Core
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics (Required)3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (Required)3
ECON 301Macroeconomic Analysis3
or ECON 302 Microeconomic Analysis
Required Business Courses
ECON 300-level or higher Economics course3
POLS 255Introduction to Public Policy3
POLS 359Policy Analysis and Evaluation3
HIST 336American Economic History3
Total Hours21

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2017.
Revised 10-2019
UCC 3.21.2017