The Economics minor is a nice complement to a wide variety of programs. The minor will provide students with a basic introduction to economic literacy and competency, plus introductory training in the tools of economic decision-making. At its core, Economics is the study of choice in the face of constraints, and the tools to make careful choices are useful in any career and in any household. The minor provides a foundation to Economic decision-making that will prove useful in nearly any environment.

Program Benefits

The Economics minor complements several majors, providing the students with the following benefits:

  • Overview of economic fundamentals
  • Build quantitative skills
  • Improve critical thinking power
  • Exposure to public policy
  • Informed decision making

Career Options

Since economics is about optimal decision making in a constrained environment, the skills gained from studying Economics are useful in a wide variety of careers. An Economics minor complements careers in:

  • Business
  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • Information Technology

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook and the American Economics Association.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the minor in Economics and the courses offered toward the program.

Economics, Minor

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Economics at or (773) 442-5690.

Economics Department Homepage

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