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Economics (Minor)

The Economics Minor is designed to acquaint the student with the problems of resource allocation under a variety of conditions. The minor provides theoretical and applied courses in diverse areas including economics and public policy, money, banking, urban economics, managerial economics and international economics.

Economics (Minor)


Description


What is Economics at ODU like?

The Economics Minor is designed to acquaint the student with the problems of resource allocation under a variety of conditions. The minor provides theoretical and applied courses in diverse areas including economics and public policy, money, banking, urban economics, managerial economics and international economics.

Program Highlights


What makes Economics at ODU unique?

  • At Old Dominion University students will be able to take courses in micro-economics, macroeconomics, development economics, natural resource and environmental economics, international economics, labor economics, transportation economics, urban economics, and more.

  • Students may also be able to undertake independent study in a particular area of economics that interests you, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Economics at ODU?

ECON 304:
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory


Develops methods of microeconomic analysis beyond the principles level. Major emphasis is placed on consumer behavior and demand, production and cost, market organization, distribution theory, and welfare theory. Prerequisites: MATH 200 or equivalent and a graded of C or better in ECON 202S, along with a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

ECON 305:
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory


Provides an overall big picture of the economy, focusing on the central problems of unemployment, inflation, the business cycle, and economic growth. Important issues include national income accounting, fiscal policy, monetary policy, the money supply, the money market, interest rates, saving rates, labor markets, productivity, budget surpluses/deficits, trade deficits, and exchange rates. Prerequisites: MATH 162M or equivalent, and a grade of C or better in ECON 201S and ECON 202S, along with a declared major at the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

ECON 450:
International Economics


An analysis of the principles of trade theory and policy with an overall exposition of the principles of international finance. The main objective of the course is to provide knowledge of analytical tools used by economists in analyzing contemporary international economic problems. Prerequisites: ECON 201S and ECON 202S, along with a declared major at the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Economics at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Economics should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Location:

2047 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3548


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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