Economics Majors & Minors

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Study decision making and the goals, incentives, and barriers affecting decisions. The discoveries and choices can quite literally change the world.

Economics faculty will help to teach you the skills and knowledge to

  • Acquire quantitative analysis skills that can be used in economic analysis.
  • Explain major theoretical economic concepts.
  • Apply theoretical, quantitative, and historical perspectives to relevant economic issues.
  • Critique and/or formulate policy options.

For details, visit the official University Catalog site for the Economics B.A. and B.B.A. and email the department (econ@d.umn.edu) to make an appointment with a faculty member. We love to talk about our programs!

Economics B.A.

Flexibility: design your major around your interests without overly limiting your career options.

The Econ B.A. features:

  • Your choice of 15 upper division elective credits (about 5 courses) from a broad range of offerings. Also, if you wish to concentrate in a particular area, Econ faculty can help you do so.
  • Your choice of any minor or double major. The Econ B.A. is an attractive and attainable double major option and pairs well with other majors outside LSBE. 
  • Opportunities to get paid or earn credits while working with faculty on research.
  • Careers in many areas including public policy, law, business, energy, environment, teaching, academics, etc. Ask a faculty member for specific examples.
  • Training for graduate school in econ, public policy, law, mathematics, and more.

For details, visit the official University Catalog site for the Economics B.A.

Economics B.B.A.

Specialize in business: focus your major on the business-related aspects of economics.

The Econ B.B.A. features:

  • Essential business training in economics, finance, accounting, and management.
  • The option of not having an additional minor or major. The Econ B.B.A. is an attractive and attainable double major option and pairs well with other majors inside LSBE. 
  • Opportunities to get paid or earn credits while working with faculty on research.
  • Careers in many areas including finance, banking, energy, retail, insurance, antitrust and regulation, etc. Ask a faculty member for specific examples.
  • Training for graduate school in econ and management (for example, M.B.A.).

For details, visit the official University Catalog site for the Economics B.B.A.

Economics Minor

Learn the basics then explore.

The Econ Minor features:

  • A total of 26 credits; you may have already completed some courses that qualify as part of the minor!
  • Basic training in economics, statistics, and mathematics.
  • A choice of 9 upper division economics elective credits (about 3 courses) from a broad range of offerings. Also, if you wish to concentrate in a particular area, Econ faculty can help you do so.

For details, visit the official University Catalog site for the Economics Minor.