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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Applied Economics Minor

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (APECN)

Contact(s): Greg Filbeck (

The minor in economics requires completion of 18 credit hours of coursework in economics. In addition to the introductory courses (ECON 102 and ECON 104), economics minors must complete 12 semester hours in economics elective courses at the 300/400 level. Note that at least 6 of those credit hours must be at the 400 level. The economics minor is a strong complement to virtually any major, including those within, and outside of, the School of Business. Since most School of Business majors will, as part of their major, already have earned 6 to 9 credits toward the economics minor, earning a minor in economics is particularly attractive for these students.The economics minor provides a general introduction to economic thought helping students better understand a variety of contemporary economic issues. The minor can enhance the market value of a major and can provide students with options and opportunities beyond those offered by the major program of study.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 6 credits from ECON courses (Sem: 3-6)
Select 6 credits of 400-level ECON courses (Sem: 3-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-021

Review Date: 08/20/13



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