The Economics minor is offered through Eugene Lang
College of Liberal Arts.
This program 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.
The minor in Economics requires completion of five courses, distributed as shown below.
Economics courses should be chosen carefully and taken in the correct order. The introductory course, ULEC 2231, serves as a point of entry for all other courses in the department. ULEC 2231, LECO 3877, and LECO 3823 together constitute the theoretical core of the Economics curriculum. As such, LECO 3877 and LECO 3823 are different from 3000-level elective courses, which generally require some familiarity with the contents of LECO 3877 and/or LECO 3823. Students who minor in Economics should complete LECO 3877 or LECO 3823 as soon as possible after they have completed ULEC 2231 and before they enroll in a 3000-level course. See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Economics courses that fulfill these requirements.
The minor in Economics requires completion of the following five courses, distributed as follows, and a minimum of 18 credits:
- ULEC 2231 Introduction to Political Economy (3 credits)
- 1 intermediate course (3-4 credits), chosen from:
- 1 history or methods course (4 credits), chosen from:
- 2 elective economics courses, of which at least one must be 3000-level or higher
Total credits: 18-19
Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Please meet with your Student
Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree
requirements. If you have additional questions about requirements for the Economics minor
that cannot be answered by your Student Success advisor, please consult Ying Chen, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Economics, at [email protected].
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor
by logging in to my.newschool.edu,
clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor