Minors in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies
What is a minor?A minor is a group of courses which focus on a particular discipline and gives the student an additional area of expertise. While a minor doesn't involve as many courses as a major, taking a minor shows that you have advanced knowledge in two areas rather than in just one.
You should consider a minor if:
- You have more than one main interest
- You want to show that you have a range of interests, that you have a well-rounded degree
- You want to connect two areas of study
What's the difference between a major and a minor?
- A major involves more courses and more commitment (16-24 courses in one area)
- A minor involves fewer courses (a minimum of 8 courses)
- A major has more specific requirements than a minor
Minors available through the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies:
- Minor in Economics
- Minor in Finance & Economics
- Minor in International Business & Economics
- Minor in Political Science
How do I declare a minor?
You do not have to declare a minor. As long as you take the eight courses mentioned above, you will automatically receive your minor when you graduate.
Your minor will be mentioned on your transcript, though not on your diploma.
Economics Minor Coordinator — Policy Studies
Office: EA 3035
Economics Coordinator — Policy Studies
Office: EA 3017
Policy Coordinator — Policy Studies
Office: EA 3013
Student Advisor — Policy Studies
Office: EA 3007