University Catalog 2023-2024

Economics (Minor)

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The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate minor in Economics to all undergraduate majors outside the Department of Economics. The minor in Economics is designed to help students develop a basic understanding of the principles and applications of economics. By pursuing this minor the student will: develop an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and the role of markets: understand the effects of government regulation and policy on economic behavior; learn to apply economics to contemporary social and market issues; and develop analytical skills.


Poole College of Management
Undergraduate Programs Office
Box 8614
2150 Nelson Hall

Plan Requirements

  • A GPA of 2.0 or greater is required in all economics courses (EC, ECG, and ARE) attempted at NC State.
  • Courses for the minor may not be taken for credit only (pass/fail).
  • Students may transfer in up to six credits towards the minor.
  • All transfer credits must be approved by the Poole College of Management Office of Undergraduate Programs in Nelson 2150.
Required Courses
EC 205Fundamentals of Economics3
or EC/ARE 201 Principles of Microeconomics
EC/ARE 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Elective Courses
Select two courses from any 300, 400, and/or 500 level EC/ECG Economic courses6
Total Hours15