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Economics Minor

It may sound all analytical, but there’s a human aspect, too. One of the most influential academic disciplines, economics is the study of the market and how and why people make the choices they make. Economists are interested in incentives and prices, earnings and employment, investments and trade. Studying economics at Salisbury University will develop habits of careful thought, the application of mathematics and practice in clear writing – skills that are all invaluable to employers.

Why Choose Economics at SU?

A minor in economics consists of the following 18 hours of coursework completed with grades of C or better, at least 15 hours of which are credits not applied toward General Education or Perdue School major requirements and at least nine credits earned at SU.

Students in the economics minor must complete the following core (see the checklists for additional requirements):

  • ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 230 Quantitative Economics
  • ECON 311 Intermediate Microeconomics


  • ECON 312 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Students must also select two electives (three electives for business administration, finance, marketing, management, accounting or information systems majors) from 300/400 level economics courses.

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers an economics major. Students not majoring in economics may minor in economics.

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