Economics - Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in economics is appropriate for those who seek a better understanding of how micro- and macro-economic forces influence individuals, business and government decision making.  Students thinking of a career in banking and finance, government service, or law will find the minor helpful. 

A minor in economics consists of 18 or more credit hours of approved course work in economics (ECON), of which at least 12 are numbered 300 or higher, all completed with a grade of C- or higher. At least 12 credits must be completed at NMSU. This minor is not open to majors in the Bachelor of Individualized Studies and the Bachelor of Applied Studies.

Required Courses
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics 13
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics 13
ECON 304Money and Banking3
or ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 401Managerial Economics3
or ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Upper-division courses (300 or higher) in economics6
Total Credits18

ECON 201G Introduction to Economics may be substituted for one of Econ 251G Principals of Macroeconomics or Econ 252G Principals of Microeconomics with the approval of the Head of the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business.