The Undergraduate Minor in Economics

The Economics Minor is a valuable addition for the person choosing to supplement another major. The Undergraduate Minor in Economics is available via the Corvallis campus and Ecampus.

Students minoring in economics must complete a minimum of 27 credits with a GPA of 2.0 in their program of study. A maximum of 2 classes (8 credits) may be taken on an S/U basis. Course requirements for the minor in economics are:

  • ECON 201 – Introduction to Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 202 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 311 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I (4 credits)
    ECON 411 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)
  • 15 additional credits of upper division classes in economics


  1. ST 351 Introduction to Statistical Methods serves as a substitute for 4 credits of economics upper division coursework when ECON 424 Introduction to Econometrics, is part of the student’s program. 
  2. Students cannot receive credit toward the minor for both ECON 311 and ECON 411.
  3. The College of Business does not allow its students to take ECON 201 and ECON 202 on an S/U basis.
  4. Students are advised to consult with the economics minor advisor before completing their coursework.
  5. In addition to the requirements above, students must declare the economics minor on the appropriate form with the College of Liberal Arts.
  6. No more than 4 credits of self-study courses (ECON 401-406, 408-410) may be counted towards the 27 credit requirement.