The minor in Economics requires 5 courses, including
- One introductory course (ECON BC1003, or UN1105)
- Two economics courses at any level
- One intermediate theory course (ECON BC3033/UN3213 or BC3035/UN3211)
- One economics elective that requires an intermediate theory prerequisite
(Note: You may not substitute courses from other departments such as Statistics or Psychology for the Minor in Economics)
These are the minimal requirements. If you want to use the minor to prepare for graduate study in Business, Law, Public Administration, International Affairs, or Economics you should take a strong minor such as
- One introductory course (ECON BC1003 or UN1105)
- Two intermediate theory courses (ECON BC3033/UN3213 and BC3035/UN3211)
- Statistics for Economics (ECON BC2411)
- One upper level economics elective
(Note that the "strong" minor is not an official designation. It is merely a list of suggested courses you could use to satisfy the economics minor while giving you better preparation for future graduate study.)
After completing the requirements, you formally elect a minor by logging into Slate. The department chair will approve your minor if the courses listed are in order.
Helpful Guidelines for minor requirements:
- At least five courses (three must be Barnard or Columbia courses) totaling at least 15 credits. Each course must be 3 credits or more.
- Requirements depend on the minor chosen; courses are selected in consultation with the department chair. See department website for further info.
- Courses for the major and minor may not overlap. (The minor department chair can request an exception to this policy for a maximum of two overlapping courses if the minor requires more than 18 credits, the major requires more than 40 credits, and the overlapping courses are required for both.)
- All applicable courses must be letter-graded A+ to C-. Any previous P's in courses required for the minor will be converted when the minor is put on the transcript.
- Courses for the minor may also be used for general education requirements.