• Overview

    The Economics program at Lang emphasizes the historical roots of economic ideas and their role in contemporary political and economic debates throughout the world. Learn more about the Economics program.


    Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major below.)  


    Requirements for the Economics Minor 

    The minor in Economics requires completion of the following five (5) courses, distributed as follows:

    • ULEC 2231 Introduction to Political Economy
    • One intermediate course, chosen from:
      LECO 3877 Intermediate Macroeconomics
      LECO 3823 Intermediate Microeconomics
    • One history or methods course, chosen from:
      • LECO 3101 History of Economic Thought
      • Introductory statistics (e.g., LMTH 2025 Statistics for the Social Sciences or LMTH 2030 Statistics with SPSS ) or introductory econometrics (e.g., LECO 3010 Introduction to Econometric Methods and Applications), or the equivalent
      • Either one semester of LMTH 2040 Calculus, LMTH 3006 Math Tools for Social and Natural Sciences, or the equivalent
    • Two elective economics courses, of which at least one must be numbered 3000 or higher

    Total credits: 17-20
    Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken in order to fulfill minor requirements in Culture and Media. 

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect economics as an academic minor; however, they can pursue a deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed option at Lang.