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Department of Economics

Minors

The Economics department offers two minors for students majoring in other disciplines.

Please note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements, and takes precedence over information posted on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and information posted here, please contact the department for instructions.

Minor in Economics

A minor in Economics consists of 21 credits distributed as follows:

  • Econ 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Econ 311, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econ 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 9 credits in Economics courses numbers 314 or higher

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312.

A grade of "C" or better is required in courses to fulfill minor requirements.

ECON 493, 600, 601, and 602 do not count toward the minor.

All students enrolled in the minor program should have a knowledge of introductory statistics, including regression analysis.

Minor in International Economics

A minor in International Economics consists of 24 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses (18 credits):

  • Econ 101, Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 102, Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Econ 311, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econ 312, Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 481, International Trade Theory
  • Econ 482, International Finance

Elective Courses (6 credits): Students must complete two of the following courses:

  • Econ 382, Asian Economic History
  • Econ 385, Economic Development
  • Econ 387, Economic Development of Latin America
  • Econ 442, European Economic History
  • Econ 455, Comparative Economic Systems
  • Econ 486, Topics in Economic Development

Foreign Language Proficiency:

  • Students must be proficient in a modern language other than their first language at the intermediate (202) level. This requirement can be satisfied in conjunction with the student's General Foundation Requirements (GFR), or by evidence of five years of previous language study.

Note: Calculus (MATH 151 or MATH 155) is a prerequisite to ECON 311 and ECON 312.

A grade of "C" or better is required in courses to fulfill minor requirements.

ECON 493, 600, 601, and 602 do not count toward the minor.

All students enrolled in the minor program should have a knowledge of introductory statistics, including regression analysis.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3rd floor Public Policy Building, Room 338
1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore Maryland 21250
phone: 410-455-2160 • email: Mrs. Kelly Hodges <khodges@umbc.edu>