Minor in Economics

APU’s economics minor teaches students to think critically and analytically, preparing them to address complex problems in a wide variety of settings.

21 units


The economics minor allows no more than three courses in the student’s major to count toward this minor.

ECON 250Principles of Macroeconomics 13
ECON 251Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 350Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 351Intermediate Microeconomics3
Select 3 of the following:9
Environmental Economics
Labor Economics
Economics of the Developing World
Urban and Regional Economics 2
Comparative Economics
International Trade and Finance
Microfinance and Microenterprise
Industrial Organization and Regulation
Economics and Religion
Financial Markets and Institutions
Theory and Practice of Public Administration
Public Administration Practicum 2, 3
Total Units21

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Competent Business Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
  2. Critical Thinking: Identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
  3. Christian Business Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
  4. Written Communication: Convey ideas clearly through professional written communication.
  5. Oral Communication: Express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
  6. Collaborative Teamwork: Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
  7. Comprehensive Global Awareness: Identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
  8. Discipline Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of economics concepts.
  9. Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Solve core economics problems, or analyze economics situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.