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.


Dr. William C. Wood

Declaration Process

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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