Minor in Economics

1. ECON UN1105: Principles of economics (4)

2. ECON UN3211: Intermediate microeconomics (4)

3. ECON UN3213: Intermediate macroeconomics (4)

4. ECON UN3412: Introduction to econometrics (4)

Note: UN1105 is a prerequisite for UN3211, UN3213, and UN3412. Students must have completed Calculus I before taking UN3213, Calculus III before taking UN3211, and one of the introductory statistics courses (see list) before taking UN3412.

5– 6. Electives: Two of the following courses:
ECON UN2105: American Economy (3)
ECON UN2257: Global economy (3)
ECON UN3025: Financial economics (3)
ECON UN3265: Econ of money and banking (3)
ECON UN3901: Economics of education (3)
ECON UN3952: Macro and formation of expectations (3)
ECON GU4020: Econ of uncertainty and info (3)
ECON GU4211: Advanced microeconomics (3)
ECON GU4213: Advanced macroeconomics (3)
ECON GU4230: Economics of NYC
ECON GU4251: Industrial organization (3)
ECON GU4260: Market design (3)
ECON GU4280: Corporate finance (3)
ECON GU4301: Economic growth and development (3)
ECON GU4321: Economic development (3)
ECON GU4370: Political economy (3)
ECON GU4400: Labor economics (3)
ECON GU4412: Advanced econometrics (3)
ECON GU4413: Economics of time series and forecasting (3)
ECON GU4415: Game theory (3)
ECON GU4438: Economics of race in the U.S. (3)
ECON GU4465: Public economics (3)
ECON GU4480: Gender and applied economics (3)
ECON GU4500: International trade (3)
ECON GU4505: International macro (3)
ECON GU4625: Economics of the environment (3)
ECON GU4700: Financial crises (3)
ECON GU4710: Finance and the real economy (3)
ECON GU4750: Globalization and its risks (3)
ECON GU4840: Behavioral economics (3)
ECON GU4850: Cognitive mechanisms and economic behavior (4)
ECON GU4860: Behavioral finance (3)

Note: Electives may be taken only after the completion of both UN3211 and UN3213, with the exception of UN2257 and UN2105, which may be taken after completion of UN1105. Some of the elective courses listed above have additional prerequisites. Courses may be taken only after the completion of all prerequisites. Please see the Columbia College bulletin for course descriptions and complete lists of prerequisites.

7. Statistics: One of the following three probability and statistics options (course or sequence):
     a. SIEO W3600 (or STAT GU4001): Intro to probability and statistics
     b. IEOR E3658: Probability
         and E4307: Applied statistical models
     c. STAT GU4203 (or GR5203): Probability Theory
         and STAT GU4204 (or GR5204): Statistical inference


  • The statistics course must be finished before taking UN3412, and it is recommended that students take UN3412 in the semester following the statistics course.
  • Some courses done as part of the economics minor may count toward fulfilling the School’s nontechnical requirements. However, other courses, such as UN3412: Intro to econometrics, may not be applied toward satisfaction of the nontechnical course requirements. To determine which economics class can count toward the nontech elective requirement, please consult the nontech elective section of this bulletin for further details.
  • Students with AP credit for economics and an exemption for UN1105 may use the credit toward the minor.
  • Transfer or study abroad credits may not be applied to fulfill the requirements of the economics minor.