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College of Business Administration
Department of Economics

480 Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2366

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.

Requirement to declare the economics minor:

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

Requirement to graduate with the economics minor:

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


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  ECON Economics upper-division electives 1 9
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Applications (3)     or
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy (3)

Course Notes:

  1. Economics upper-division electives (9) (may include ECON 32040 or 32041 if not previously selected to fulfill minor requirements, chosen with advisor approval)

Program Policies:

  • 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.
  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper division (30-40000 level), and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Students may not pursue a minor and major in the same discipline.