A minor in economics from Wichita State will give you a basic understanding of economics—and increase your analytical and critical thinking skills. The minor is a useful addition to many business-related degrees and in a wide range of careers.

Learn how a minor in economics is the right fit for you.

Business students conversing in Koch Trading Center.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Economics student used her skills to help fellow students

As an economics major, Stella Yang spent her senior year helping transform the student fees process as treasurer of the Student Government Association.

Stella took the opportunity to meaningfully work with staff and students across the university.

“It was really cool being able to get together with students and people at all different levels at the university to come together and work on the solution that worked best,” she said.


The 15-credit-hour economics minor is available to any student whose major or area of emphasis is outside of economics. You’ll study the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics. And you’ll take nine credit hours of upper-division economics courses based on your interests and career goals.


WSU’s vast industry connections—and experience-based learning for every major—gives economics students the chance to grow their professional network, build a resume and earn a paycheck, all while still in school, leading to dream careers as:

  • market research, credit and financial analysts
  • economic consultants
  • actuaries
  • lawyers

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