The economics minor at UMass Amherst allows you to build an understanding about the choices people and communities throughout the world make to get what they want and need.

Through your range of five courses, you’ll study economics from the micro- perspective (analyzing the individual behavior of households, business firms, and governmental entities) and macro- perspective (focusing upon aggregate economic performance of nations and their interdependencies in the global economy).

You’ll also choose calculus and/or statistics courses, some of which specialize in fields such as psychology, education, and business.

A minor in economics is an excellent addition to many majors and certificate programs, giving you an edge when pursuing career or graduate study. Undergraduates of all backgrounds are eligible, with particular benefit to those studying communications, policy, data analytics, international studies, business, or engineering.