Minor in Economics

About the Minor

The minor in Economics provides a solid background in the application of economic theory to markets. Students complete standard courses in micro- and macroeconomics that emphasize core training in economic decision-making. Students also choose a course that applies this training to areas such as international economics, firm and industry behavior, quantitative economic analysis, and public policy. This type of analytical training provides a strong complement to many majors, including business fields, and would be especially useful for students interested in careers in public policy or law.  


  • No more than 2 courses or 8.0 credits can be counted towards any additional major/minor/co-major or certificate.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be used to complete this minor. Transfer credits must be taken before matriculated at Drexel.
  • Students should check the pre-requisites of all classes when selecting electives. It is the responsibility of the student to know pre-requisites.
  • Cannot do a major and a minor in the same field of study.

Students pursuing any of the Economics stand alone or combined majors are not eligible for this minor.

For more information please contact LeBow College Undergraduate Advising Office at lebowadv@drexel.edu and visit the Undergraduate Advisors website.

Program Requirements 

Required Courses
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 301Microeconomics4.0
ECON 321Macroeconomics4.0
Select at least eight credits from of the following:8.0
Survey of Economic Policy
Mathematical Models in Economics
Game Theory and Applications
Economics of Small Business
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Economics of Happiness
Economics Seminar
Economic Ideas
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Mathematical Economics
Applied Econometrics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Money and Banking
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Topics in Behavioral Economics
Experiments and Causality in Economics
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Sport Economics
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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