Economics for Non-Business Majors (Minor)

Admission Requirements: Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for all business majors, minors, emphases, and certificates. To be admitted, students must register for and complete BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business Economics majors only). 

Students may obtain information regarding admissions from the GSBE Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534, and/or the Department of Economics, WB 226, (801) 626-6066,

Course Requirements for Minor

Required Courses (21 credit hours)

  • ECON 2899 (0)
  • ECON SS2010 (3)
  • ECON SS2020 (3)
  • ECON 4010 (3)
  • ECON 4020 or ECON 3200 (3)
  • QUAN SI2600 or CJ SI3600 or GEOG SI4050 or PSY SI3600 or GERT/SW SI3600 or SOC SI3600 (3)
  • Two upper-level ECON or QUAN electives (6)

MATH QL1050 with a grade of "C" or higher (or CR if taken on a CR/NC basis) is a prerequisite for ECON SS2010, QUAN SI2600; ECON SS2010 is a prerequisite for ECON SS2020.

Grade Requirements: A grade of "C-" or higher in courses used toward the minor.

Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 21 credit hours.

This minor is for students who major outside of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics. Approval of a minor program by the Economics department chair is required. 


What can an Economics Degree do for you?

Mark DeYoung, President & CEO of ATK

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree at Weber State and his master’s degree at Westminster College. He began his career as a financial analyst at the Hercules Aerospace Company in Salt Lake City during the 1980s. ATK acquired Hercules in 1995, and he rose through the management ranks to head the company’s largest business entity, the Armament Systems Group. In 2010, he was selected as ATK’s president and CEO.