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Economics, Minor

A highly customizable minor in economics from Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business can complement a major in another discipline, such as the health professions, engineering, political science, public policy or law. 

Through the Chaifetz School’s economics curriculum, students will learn to apply theory and problem-solving skills while balancing public policy with the choices faced by today’s society. Students receive a solid introductory background in the field, taking core classes in macro- and microeconomics, econometrics and business statistics.

Students may pursue a wide variety of elective courses based on their interests. The economics minor is available to both business and non-business students.

Required Courses
ECON 1900Principles of Economics §3
ECON 3010Introduction to Econometrics3
ECON 3120Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 3140Intermediate Microeconomics 3
OPM 2070Introduction to Business Statistics §3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
ECON 3790
Economies of Latin America
ECON 4080
Industrial Organization and Public Policy
ECON 4120
Law and Economics
ECON 4160
History of Economic Analysis
ECON 4200
Money and Banking
ECON 4300
International Trade
ECON 4310
Exchange Rates and Global Economics
ECON 4450
Economics of Int'l Migration
ECON 4500
Sports Economics
ECON 4560
Economic Development
ECON 4600
Public Finance
ECON 4650
Public Choice and Political Economy
ECON 4700
Health Economics
ECON 4770
Advanced Econometrics
Total Credits24

Additional prerequisite:  MATH 1200 College Algebra (3 cr).

Additional prerequisite:  MATH 1320 Survey of Calculus (3 cr) or MATH 1510 Calculus I (4 cr).

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in all courses used to fulfill minor requirements. If the minor GPA falls below a 2.00, students will have one semester to increase their minor GPA to a 2.00, or they will not be allowed to enroll in 3000- and 4000-level minor courses.