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


Eligibility and Required Courses

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

For specific course listings, please refer to the Program of Study in the undergraduate catalog.

Declaration Process

Students 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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