Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Students will be able to distinguish the attributes of a variety of economic theories and policies.
  • Students will be able to use their economic knowledge to examine a wide variety of problems that are economic, social and/or political in nature, on both the micro and macro levels.
  • Students will have knowledge of statistical methods that will become part of their problem-solving toolset.
  • Students will become proficient writers through assignments in regular classes, as well as intensive-writing experiences in the capstone course.
  • All students will have undertaken a research project in conjunction with a local community development corporation as part of an academic service learning assignment. In fact, there will be many opportunities to be actively engaged with the Kansas City community through our community service requirement in various courses.
  • Students will be better problem solvers and better-informed citizens.

Program Requirements

The minor in economics is open to all students and consists of a minimum of 18 hours (six courses) in economics.

The courses are:

ECON 201Introduction To Economics I3
ECON 202Introduction To Economics II3
ECON Upper Level Electives 112
Total Credits18

Twelve hours in 300/400-level courses must be approved by the economics Undergraduate Advisor.