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Economics Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 45.0601 Economics, General)

Department of Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520

Alex Anas, Ph.D.

Joanne Song McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Economics Minor Program

  • 4 credits of prerequisite, MTH 121, or MTH 131, or MTH 141
  • 12 credits of economics required courses
  • 9 credits of upper-level (300- or 400-level) economics elective courses. Any tutorial courses such as ECO 495, ECO 496, ECO 498, ECO 499 are not approved courses.

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of at least 2.000
  • A minimum Economics GPA of 2.500
  • Successful completion of prerequisite, required, and economics elective courses

Academic Advice

Advising is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and by the Department of Economics.

Transfer Credit Policy

Economics minors must take all 9 credits of upper-level economics electives at UB. Transfer credit may be applied toward the required courses. Students who seek transfer credit should begin the articulation process on Transfer Articulation and University Requirements at UB System (TAURUS).

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring that will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university.

Prerequisite Courses

MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I, or MTH 131 Math Analysis for Management, or MTH 141 College Calculus I.

Required Courses

ECO 380 Economic Statistics and Data Analysis
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
ECO 480 Econometrics I
9 credits of upper-level (300- or 400-level) economics elective courses, excluding ECO 495, ECO 496, ECO 498, and ECO 499.


Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Economics Minor
Prerequisite Credits Required for Minor4
Credits Required for Minor 21
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 25

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: May 27, 2022 11:52:18