Economics, Minor


The W. A. Franke College of Business

Economics is the study of how individuals and businesses make choices regarding how to use our scarce resources. This minor brings together concepts from business and the social sciences as a way to provide a challenging program for students in both their professional and  personal lives.

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2019

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 - 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114

Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units with a minimum GPA of 2.0:

    • ECO 284, ECO 285 (6 units)
    • Four upper-division economics courses (12 units)
    You must complete at least 9 units of minor courses at Northern Arizona University, and you must complete the lower-division business courses before you can enroll in upper-division business courses. The FCB does not accept upper-division transfer credits from programs not accredited by the AACSB (such as the University of Phoenix or the Bachelor of Business Administration program at NAU–Yuma).

  • You must have completed all of the coursework used to fulfill these requirements within the last 10 years.

  • You may not minor in economics if your major is Accounting, Business Economics, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, or Marketing.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.