Minor in Economics


The Minor in Economics provides the non-business LAU student community with the opportunity to combine their primary fields of study with knowledge in economics.

The minor is academically attractive to students in many majors such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, political science, history and pharmacy. The minor increases students’ chances of employability in many areas where these fields interact with economics.

The minor also provides ideal preparation for graduate work in economics for those coming from quantitative scientific fields (e.g., physics, math, computer science, and engineering) or for graduate work in multidisciplinary fields related to undergraduate studies in different fields such as financial engineering, construction and engineering management and economics, pharmaco-economics, health economics and political economy.

The Minor in Economics requires a total of 18-19 credits distributed as follows:

Required courses:

  • ECO201 / Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • ECO202 / Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • ECO305 / Intermediate Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • ECO306 / Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

Plus any 6-7 credits of the following:

  • ECO304 / Mathematical Methods for Economics (3 cr.)
  • ECO311 / Economic Development (3 cr.)
  • ECO320 / Environmental, Resource & Energy Economics (3 cr.)
  • ECO332 / Introductory Econometrics (4 cr.)
  • ECO333 / Comparative Economic Systems (3 cr.)
  • ECO335 / International Economics (3 cr.)
  • ECO342 / Labor & Human Resource Economics (3 cr.)
  • ECO344 / Economics, Ethics & Philosophy (3 cr.)
  • ECO346 / Foundations of Political Economy (3 cr.)
  • ECO402 / Special Topics in Economics (3 cr.)
  • ECO420 / Monetary Theory and Policy (3 cr.)
  • ECO422 / Public Finance (3 cr.)