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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics

Room 480, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2366
Fax: 330-672-9808

Economics is the study of how people make decisions in response to incentives. The Economics minor examines a range of topics, including individual decisions regarding risk, firm strategies regarding their competitors and the role of the government in the financial system and broader economy. Students study specific areas of public policy concern such as health care, environmental problems, economic development and international trade. Problem-solving and analytical skills are emphasized throughout the program.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    Economics upper-division electives* 9

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Applications (3)
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy (3)

*Economics upper-division electives (9) may include ECON 32040 or 32041 if not selected above, chosen with advisor approval

Requirement to declare the economics minor:

  • Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.

Requirement to graduate with the economics minor:

  • Minimum 2.000 GPA (including all attempts) is required in the minor courses.


  1. It is highly recommended that students electing the economics minor complete at least one mathematics course at the MATH 11010 level or higher before registering for upper- division economics courses.
  2. Students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.