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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Economics Minor

Coordinator: Dr. John Wagner

Economics analyzes how people with limited resources make choices and provides the fundamentals for good decision-making. The minor in economics provides students with common microeconomic models and tools that can be used to analyze optimal management and policy decisions in natural resources management.

The Economics minor totals 15 credits. Required courses are:

FOR207 Introduction to Economics (3) and ECN301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3) or ECN311 Intermediate Math Microeconomics (3).

In addition, students must choose from the following directed electives (a minimum of 9 credits):

  • FOR333 Natural Resources Managerial Economics (3);
  • SRE454 Renewable Energy Finance and Analysis (3);
  • FOR495 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (must be in association with FOR207 or FOR333) (3);
  • FOR670 Resource and Environmental Economics (3) or ECN437 Resource and Environmental Economics (3);
  • ESC422 Energy Markets and Regulation (3);
  • ERE430 Engineering Decision Analysis (3) or FIN301 Essentials of Finance (3).

It is the responsibility of the student to meet any prerequisites associated with courses in the minor.

Admission to the minor requires students to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or better after one semester at ESF (or as a transfer student with the same standing).