Undergraduate Minors

A series of undergraduate minors are available to our Accelerated Online Program students.  These minors are available fully online with all courses offered in an 8-week format.  

Featured Minor - Economics

Economics is an excellent minor for students pursuing an Accelerated Online Program major.  An Economics minor provides a foundation for learning to analyze how societies and markets allocate scarce resources, how incentives shape human behavior, and why there are tradeoffs in virtually all public policy options.

Students will develop analytical and quantitative skills including modeling and data analysis. Courses will teach students to understand macroeconomic relationships that explain economic growth, unemployment and inflation, exchange rate fluctuations, and trade. Students will also learn about the microeconomics of consumer and producer behavior, the public sector, industrial organization, labor and human resources, health, natural resource use, the environment, poverty, and development.  As such, an economics minor will match well with most existing UNM undergraduate managed online program majors (Business Administration, Psychology, Strategic Communication, Chicana and Chicano Studies, and Native American Studies).

A minor in Economics requires a total of 18 credit hours.  This includes 9 credit hours of required coursework (ECON 2110, ECON 2120, and either ECON 300 or ECON 303) and 9 credit hours from elective courses. For more information regarding the minor, contact Dave Dixon.

Special course sections are scheduled for Accelerated Online Program students and offered on a cyclical basis. Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only."  Below is a listing of all of the required and elective courses offered for this minor.

Economics Minor Required Courses

(9 credit hours of ECON 2110, 2120 and 303 OR 303*)

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 2110Macroeconomics Principles3
ECON 2120Microeconomics Principles3
ECON 300Intermediate Microeconomics I3
ECON 303 Quality Matters LogoIntermediate Macroeconomics I3

*Students should take either ECON 300 or ECON 303. Whichever course is not used as part of the required coursework can be used as an elective course. Note that ECON 307 (or MATH 1512 or MATH 1430) is a pre-requisite for ECON 300 and ECON 303. It is recommended that minors take ECON 307 as it will also help fulfill their elective requirements. 

Economics Minor Elective Courses

(choose 9 credit hours of electives)

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 2130Personal Investing3
ECON 307Economic Tools3
ECON 309Introductory Statistics and Econometrics3
ECON 315Money and Banking3
ECON 330Consumer Economics3
ECON 335Health Economics3

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Other Minors

The following minors are also available to Accelerated Online Program students:

  • Business Administration
  • Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Psychology
  • Journalism and Mass Communication - Strategic Communication