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Economics Minor

Distinguish yourself in the job market and get ahead in your field by earning one of the most versatile minors available. An Economics minor is easy to incorporate into most undergraduate degree plans at the University of Central Missouri and has the potential to increase your career earnings. 

As a UCM Economics minor, you’ll sharpen your critical thinking and analysis skills as you study human behavior with the guidance of Economics professors who truly care about preparing you to be successful. Set yourself apart in your major field of study and get started on a path toward sustained professional success.


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Dr. Catherine Chambers
Professor and Department Chair
Dockery 310C 
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-8605

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Department of Economics and Finance

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What you will study

As an Economics minor, you’ll study human behavior as it relates to a variety of market types and fiscal environments. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well in virtually any industry and job.

The University of Central Missouri’s Economics minor offers the freedom to choose what you learn. In addition to core courses that introduce the world of economics, you can take electives that align with your interests and goals. These are just a few examples of what you could study:

  • Sports Economics
  • International Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Money and Banking
  • Natural Resource Economics

This minor is an excellent choice for undergraduate students looking to gain an understanding of economics and how human behavior, at both the individual and group levels, shapes society. If you’re looking to major in Finance or Marketing or to start your path to get into law school, an Economics minor is a great addition to your degree plan.


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Unique learning opportunities in economics

As an Economics minor at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll have the opportunity to build on what you learn in class with a variety of hands-on, real-world opportunities:

  • Undergraduate research: Make discoveries and connections working alongside professors. Economics minors at UCM have assisted faculty on a variety of impactful research projects. 
  • Lab work: In addition to our faculty research labs, you can conduct experiments on human behavior and decision-making right here on our Warrensburg campus, in the experimental economics lab.
  • Internships: The Harmon College’s Internship Office has an outstanding track record of matching up Economics students with internships that are both interesting and rewarding. Our faculty have extensive ties to the Kansas City business community for Economics students to take advantage of.
  • Student activities: Join your peers and faculty in the UCM Economics Club. Participate in campus and community events, travel to nearby Kansas City for field trips and more.


What can you do with a minor in Economics from UCM?

UCM’s Economics minor can serve you well in virtually any field related to evaluating and responding to human behavior. The job opportunities that are available to those who graduate with an Economics minor are vast and varied. Many of our Economics students go on to work in finance, banking and insurance. Others work as managers, entrepreneurs, lawyers and economic analysts. Having this minor on your resume increases your marketability to future employers, no matter your industry. Being successful in economics classes involves having good quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills, which are always in demand. 

Explore careers in economics

A minor in Economics can help lead you to a variety of career paths. Check out the interactive tool below to get information on job outlooks, potential salaries and more.




Financial assistance options for your Economics minor

At the University of Central Missouri, we know that affordability is more important than ever to today’s students. We work hard to keep our tuition lower than many public colleges throughout Missouri and the United States. 

We also offer generous financial aid opportunities. In fact, we award over $21 million in institutional aid each year, and 92% of our undergraduates are able to take advantage of financial aid and scholarship opportunities to finance their education. As a result, we’ve been recognized as one of the top-ranked colleges nationally for low student debt by LendEDU. 

Check out the UCM Scholarship Finder to see what awards and program scholarships you could be eligible for.



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Explore programs related to economics.

If you’re interested in business, but the Economics minor doesn’t sound like quite the right fit, check out these related undergraduate programs to find a better match for your goals and interests:


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