Minor Requirements

Beginning after Spring 2017, a minor in economics consists of 01:220:102 (with a grade of C or better) and 103 (with a grade of C or better), 01:220:212 and three additional economics (220) courses. 01:220:322 (Econometrics) may be used in lieu of 01:220:212 to satisfy the quantitative methods requirement. Students who have statistics and calculus are advised to take 322 rather than 212. Students must earn a C or better in 212 or 322. Among the three elective courses, only one course with a D can count towards the minor.

Students declaring the minor in Spring 2017 or earlier are not required to take 01:220:212 or 322, but must complete four additional economics courses. These additional electives can include Intermediate Micro 220:320, Intermediate Macro 220:321, and/or Econometrics 220:322. Such students may use 01:220:212 as an elective for the minor.

Engineering students may start with 220:200 with a grade of C or better, but they must take one additional course for the minor for a total of 18 credits.

Beginning Fall 2010, Engineering students cannot get minor credit for both 01:220:308 and 14:540:343

Please note: Accounting courses cannot be used toward the minor.

Only two courses outside the Economics Department in Rutgers-New Brunswick will be accepted toward the minor.

Economics electives are divided into two categories: lower level and upper level.

Lower level electives have only 102 & 103 as prerequisites while upper level electives have additional prerequisites. A total of 4 electives are required for the minor, and these may be either lower or upper level

The following list of elective courses includes all elective courses in the official catalogue but the department cannot guarantee each course will be offered every term or even every year

Lower Level Economics Electives

(only prerequisite is 102 & 103 or 200 unless otherwise indicated)

120 Inequality (no prerequisite)

300 International Economics

301 Money, Banking and the Financial System

303 Labor Institutions and Markets

305 American Economic History

307 Economics of Globalization (additional prerequisite is 300, 335 or 336)

311 Methods of Cost-Benefit (note: 311 taken prior to Fall 2016 counts as an upper level elective)

312 Economics of Sports

327 History of Economic Thought

331 Economics of Crime

348 Social Welfare Programs

362 Comparative Economic Systems

389 Public Policy towards Business

390 Choice and Strategy in Politics (no prerequisite)

395 Law and Economics

398 Independent Study

399 Independent Study

Upper Level Economics Electives

For the Economics minor, students must take a minimum of four economics electives, all of which may be lower-level, but upper-levels are fine as well, if you have the necessary pre-requisites.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (320) and Econometrics (322):
402 Labor Economics
403 Special Topics in Labor Markets
413 Financial Economics
417 Health Economics
430 Urban and Regional Economics
432 Environmental Economics
435 International Trade
440 Income Inequality
441 Industrial Organization
460 Public Economics
463 Economics of Taxation
464 Personal Economics & Public Policy
469 State and Local Public Finance
475 Women, Men and the Economy
484 Market Discipline
486 Operations Research I

Prerequisites: Intermediate Macroeconomics (321) and Econometrics (322):
412 Monetary Theory/Policy
414 Capital Markets (this course also has Eco 413 as a pre-requisite)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (320), Intermediate Macroeconomics (321) and Econometrics (322):
411 Global Financial Crises
415 Portfolio Theory (this course also has Eco 413 as a pre-requisite)
421 Economic Forecasting and Big Data
436 International Finance & Macroeconomics
439 Economic Development
443 European Econ. History
444 Financial and Monetary History of the United States
445 Advanced International Economics
470 Economic Growth
477 Economics of Population
485 Mathematical Economics
489 Advanced Topics in Economic Theory
490 Adv. Independent Study
491 Adv. Independent Study

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (320), Intermediate Macroeconomics (321) and Econometrics (322):
400 Advanced Time Series and Financial Econometrics
401 Advanced Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics (minimum grade of B+ in 322 and permission of instructor required as well)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (320), Intermediate Macroeconomics (321) and Econometrics (322) and co-requisite of Advanced Econometrics:
493 Honors Research Seminar
494 Honors Research Seminar

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (320), Econometrics (322), and Calculus I and II:
480 Behavioral and Experimental Economics
487 Operations Research II

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (320), Statistics (960:211 or 960:285), Calculus I and II:
481 Economics of Uncertainty
482 Game Theory
483 Economics of Information