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Economics Minor

A minor in Economics gives you a deeper, more well-rounded background for success as you major in Political Science or prepare for law school. It provides a better understanding of the often-misunderstood system behind profit and loss, micro- and macroeconomics, or the ethical implications of commerce. As an Economics minor, you will also satisfy requirements for a teaching endorsement in economics.


When you minor in Economics, you’ll gain the advantage of knowing how financial systems work ― and what it may take to move ahead. You’ll also be learning from professors with years of practical business and industry success, and you’ll be learning in an environment that emphasizes both competence and integrity within the context of Christian faith and values.

As an Economics minor at SPU, you’ll benefit from a unique approach that integrates the practical applications of business principles and the policies to put these principles into practice.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to a minor in the School of Business and Economics, you’ll need to achieve at least a sophomore standing (45 college level credits), with a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA. Applications are available year-round.

Course and Degree Requirements

Courses in this minor will cover topics such as micro- and macroeconomics, business ethics, and managerial economics. Review all of the requirements for a minor in Economics.

Ultimately you will need to take at least 30 credits to earn a minor in Economics, including 15 upper-division credits, with at least 15 credits earned at SPU. Download the Business Minors checklist (PDF). 

Jon Deming

Why I Teach at SPU

Jonathan Deming, Associate Professor of Economics

"I teach because I am called by God to do so. I teach at SPU because I can use my gift of teaching to help young people discover their gifts and become the people God intends them to be. I teach at SPU because I enjoy this ecumenical community of Christ that supports, encourages, and challenges me in scholarship, practice, and service."