A minor in economics will allow you to develop your critical thinking, research, writing and analysis skills as you build a foundation in economic theory and policy. Whether you are preparing for a career related to financial planning or just want to add value to your undergraduate major, a background in economic theory can help you to stand out among your peers.

This page is not intended as a substitute for the catalog.
Please consult with your advisor and the catalog for the year in which you were admitted.


The minimum requirement for a minor in economics is 18 credit hours in economics, including ECON 200, ECON 201, and at least six credit hours of 300/400 level economics courses.

 Required Courses

  • ECON 200 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 201 - Microeconomics
  • Elective Courses - 12 credit hours of electives required with at least six hours at the 300/400 level

NOTE: Students may not receive credit towards the minor for both ECON 270 and ECON 370.

View ECON COURSES in catalog.

Dr. William C. Wood

Declaration Process

After acceptance into the minor program, students in good academic standing should submit a declaration of minor request via MyMadison.

Graduation Requirement

The economics minor requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for graduation on all qualifying economics courses completed at JMU. Transfer credit is not calculated in the GPA.

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