Economics - Minor

Economics is the study of markets – how goods and services are produced, distributed, and consumed – and the study of how people use resources and respond to incentives. An economics minor is a great addition to any major! For example, economics would pair well with a public health, public policy, sociology, political science, or business major. Studying economics at St. Kate's will challenge students to think critically and apply a rigorous empirical lens to a wide range of issues. 

An economics minor will provide students with the skills to understand and analyze complex issues and participate in evidence-based decision making. In addition to learning fundamental economic concepts in Economics of Social Issues, Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics courses, students can work with a professor to select the upper-level economics courses that best suit their needs and aspirations. Upper-level economics courses include International Economics: Trade and Immigration, Quantitative Impact Evaluation, or Discrimination: Economics and Politics of Race and Gender, to name a few. Students can also attend events hosted by the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics, such as “Socialism vs. Capitalism” or “The Economics of Immigration” or join the Economics Club.  

This minor is offered in the College for Women only. At least three of the five courses counted for the minor must be taken in residence at St. Catherine University.

Choose two from the following:8
Economics of Social Issues
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Choose 12 credits in ECON electives in consultation with advisor12
Total Credits20