Minor in Economics
Corporate restructuring, government's role in business, international competition - these are issues that affect us all, especially in today's ever-changing economy. Studying economics, from interest rates and inflation to globalization and government policy, can provide practical skills you can apply to everyday life - whether at home or on the job. A minor in economics from Lawrence Technological University can teach you to think rigorously, analyze economic incentives, and understand the outside forces which influence all organizations.
Why Economics at Lawrence Tech?
The economics minor features a curriculum closely integrated with the humanities and other social sciences and focuses on public policy and public interest. The topics covered in the program, which include costs, finances, and markets, are designed to help you make sense of the institutions and theories that collectively drive most of the world's marketplace. You will have the opportunity to develop your analytical, problemsolving, critical thinking, and communication skills - skills that all employers seek.
In addition to strengthening your undergraduate degree, the minor in economics can help make your resume stand out, especially if you plan to pursue a career in fields such as banking, government, or education. A strong background in economics also can be useful if you wish to attain management positions in architecture, chemistry, computers, engineering, or physics. If you choose to continue your education, Lawrence Tech's minor in economics can be excellent preparation for graduate study in business, law, education, or public administration.
The minor in economics requires 19 to 23 credit hours , depending on the mathematics courses selected, and provides exceptional exposure to the roles and limitations of - as well as opportunities for - government in our lives. The curriculum builds on the material covered in Foundations of the American Experience and Development of the American Experience. Both of these courses are required of all undergraduates and must be completed before you begin your upper-division course work in economics.
Mathematics Courses (4-8 credits)*
MCS1214 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis 1
MCS1224 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis 2
* May substitute MCS1414 Calculus 1
Economics Core Courses (6 credits)
SSC2303 Principles of Economics
SSC2403 Principles of Economics 2
Economics Electives (9 credits)
Choose three upper-level economics courses
If you are earning any bachelor's degree at Lawrence Tech, you are eligible to declare a minor in economics.
For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about the minor in economics, contact 248.204.3520.
Consult with your advisor to determine the best way to coordinate this minor with the requirements of your major curriculum.