The Department offers a minor in Economics to students who want to develop some knowledge in this field but wish to major in another discipline.


Undergraduate Studies - (Learning Outcomes)

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Michael Allison (allisonm@umsl.edu)

The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Undergraduate FAQs). An undergraduate degree is designed for students interested in a broad background in the traditional fields of economics.

General Education Requirements
All undergraduate economic majors must meet the university and college general education requirements.  Courses in economics may be used to meet the university social sciences requirement.

All prerequisites for economics courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Option
Courses outside the major field and Economics 1001, Principles of Microeconomics, and Economics 1002 , Principles of Macroeconomics, may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.

Requirements (Newly Reduced) for the Minor
Candidates for a minor in economics must take a minimum of 15 hours in economics.
The following courses are required:

For the remaining 9 hours, 3 hours must be at or above the 2000 level and 6 hours must be at or above the 3000 level. It is recommended that students take ECON 3001, Intermediate Economic Theory: Microeconomics and/or ECON 3002, Intermediate Economic Theory: Macroeconomics. ECON 3100, Economics Statistics, cannot be counted towards the economics minor if the student has also taken LOG OM 3300, MATH 1320, or equivalent.

A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for courses presented for the minor. The satisfactory/unsatisfactory (s/u) option may be applied to ECON 1001 and ECON 1002 only.