The traditional Minor in Economics introduces students to both microeconomics and macroeconomics, allows students to explore a variety of economic institutions and economic policies that characterize the modern economy, and provides training in basic data analysis.
This minor requires a total of 18 credits in economics.
Specific requirements for the traditional Minor in Economics:
- Introduction to Microeconomics (01:220:102) and Introduction to Macroeconomics (01:220:103), both with a grade of C or better.
- Economic Data Analytics: Introduction to Data Management, Statistics and Regression Analysis (01:220:212) with a grade of C or better.
Three electives or core economics courses (i.e., 300-level economics courses). One grade of D is allowed for this minor. The following 300 level courses are the most usual choices for electives by students completing the minor:
- 01:220:300 International Economics (3)
- 01:220:301 Money, Banking and the Financial System (3)
- 01:220:305 American Economic History (3)
- 01:220:307 Economics of Globalization: A Historical Perspective (3)
- 01:220:331 Economics of Crime (3)
- 01:220:334 Energy Economics (3)
- 01:220:389 Public Policies toward Business (3)
- 01:220:395 Law and Economics (3)
"The intermediate core courses (01:220:320, 321 and 322) or any 400-level elective course in economics, may also be used, though additional prerequisites are required for these courses."
Engineering students may use 14:540:343, Engineering Economics, as an elective course for this minor.
Note that accounting courses cannot be used towards either minor. Only two courses outside of the Economics Department in Rutgers-New Brunswick will be accepted towards either minor.
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