Arts & Sciences Economics Minor


Business and government agencies must constantly allocate resources, analyze economic trends and forecast financial changes.

Develop Specialized Skills

Saint Louis University’s College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Cook School Department of Economics, offers an economics minor program that provides non-business majors the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in areas that are critical to success in careers related to economics.

The coursework is through the Cook School’s department of economics, however, the minor is conferred through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students are responsible for completing any prerequisites, and must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses for the economics minor.


Arts and Sciences Economics Minor for Non-Business Majors

Twenty one (21) hours of coursework in economics are required for the Arts and Sciences economics minor.

For full course descriptions, please click here.

Twelve hours as follows (3 credits hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 1900Principles of Economics MATH 1200
ECON 3010Introduction to Econometrics ECON 1900 & OPM 2070 
ECON 3120Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 1900 & MATH 1320 or MATH 1510 or higher level Calculus course
ECON 3140Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 1900 & MATH 1320 or MATH 1510 or higher level Calculus course


Nine hours chosen from the following courses (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 3790Economies of Latin America ECON 1900
ECON 4080Industrial Organization and Public Policy ECON 3140
ECON 4120Law and Economics ECON 3120*, ECON 3140*; MGT 2000 highly recommended
ECON 4160History of Economic AnalysisECON 3120* & ECON 3140*
ECON 4200Money and BankingECON 3120*
ECON 4300International Trade ECON 3120* & ECON 3140*
ECON 4310Exchange Rates and the Global Economy ECON 3120*
ECON 4400Labor Economics ECON 3140*
ECON 4450Economics of International MigrationECON 3140*
ECON 4500Sports Economics ECON 3140* & OPM 207
ECON 4560Economic Development ECON 3140*
ECON 4600Public Finance ECON 3140*
ECON 4650Public Choice and Political EconomicsECON 3140*
ECON 4700Health Economics ECON 3140*
ECON 4770Advanced Econometrics ECON 3010, ECON 3120*, ECON 3140*
ECON 4930Special Topics in Economics Varies by course

* MATH 1320, MATH 1510, or higher level Calculus course is a prerequisite for ECON 3120 and ECON 3140