Economics Minor

Are you interested in studying how societies use and distribute their limited resources?
Degree Type Minor
Careers & Salaries Career Outcomes
Delivery On Campus
Roselyn Anderson, a senior from Eagan, MN majoring in Applied Social Science and Economics, and minoring in Business Administration, is photographed in the Memorial Student Center

Economics is one of the most flexible minors you can choose and is a great fit to complement your degree, regardless of your major. You will learn how the world functions as people make difficult choices about how to work with limited resources to satisfy their needs and wants. 

Deon Canon, UW-Stout student, in the Qualitative Research course

By studying economics, you will develop a variety of skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, communication, and writing, which are highly valued in many professions and careers.

UW-Stout students in the Quantitative Research Methods course.

The field of economics plays a critical role in today's global job market. There are jobs for economists in almost every sector, including business, non-profits and NGOs, education, government, and law.


Minor Requirements

Minors are defined as either "studies in the discipline" or as “teaching.”