Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics Minor

The discipline of economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. Nearly all public and private issues possess important economic angles. Thinking as an economist provides valuable insights into our complex world. Economics students may be employed in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and for advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social sciences. Economics also complements learning in other areas of business and the liberal arts.


Please see the UNLV Lee Business School Department of Economics web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Economics | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (




Please see advising information at the UNLV Lee Business School Advising Center




The Economics program is accredited by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Global Business Education Network at Global Business Education Network | AACSB


Learning Outcomes:

  • Use supply & demand analysis.
  •  Apply the concept of opportunity cost.
  •  Use marginal analysis.
  •  Use the model to explain behavior of economic agents in different market structures.
  •  Explain the causes of short-run fluctuations in macro variables.
  •  Explain the determinants of long-run economic growth.
  •  Predict the effects of various micro and macro policies using the appropriate models.
  •  Gather, analyze, and interpret economic data.
  •  Describe the role and function of financial market, institutions, and policies.
  • Analyze global economic issues.


Total Credits: 21

Courses Include:

Advanced Track

Accomplished UNLV undergraduates must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the Advanced Program Track:

  • Senior standing
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum of 3.5 GPA and no grade lower than B: ECON 262  or ECON 441 ; ECON 302 ; ECON 303  and MATH 181  
  • Department chair or graduate coordinator’s recommendation
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation, a completed Enrollment Request form to the Economics Department no less than two weeks before the beginning of the semester for which they would like to register for graduate courses