Minor in Economics
From raising living standards to designing policies that preserve the environment, economics provides powerful tools for understanding the most pressing policy issues of the day. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in academia, business, and the public sector. An economics degree is also excellent preparation for a range of career objectives, including graduate degrees in business, planning, public policy, and the law. Our mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience that enables students to understand the range of economic challenges facing Hawai‘i, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.
In practice, this broad learning objective requires that majors demonstrate abilities in the areas of:
- Economic literacy: Be able to clearly explain core economic terms, concepts and theories.
- Critical thinking: Demonstrate the ability to apply economic reasoning to contemporary social issues and policy problems.
- Quantitative reasoning: Apply appropriate quantitative and statistical techniques to economic analysis. Conduct economic analysis using equations and graphs.
- Reporting: Develop expertise needed to effectively communicate results of economic research and analysis to colleagues and decision-makers through written reports and oral presentations.
- Before you can declare Econ as a minor, you must have completed Econ 130 and 131, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
- Fill out the Declaration of Minor form and contact the Economics Department’s Undergraduate Advising for signature.
- Give the copy of the completed form back to the Student Services Section of your major department after obtaining the appropriate signatures.
Important Note: Courses used to satisfy any core or major requirements for other degree programs cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor in economics. CBA students cannot use Econ 321 to satisfy minor requirements if they have taken Bus 310 as they are considered equivalent courses.