Economics Minor

Discover your passion for the study of decision-making with a minor in Economics

The study of Economics is the study of decision-making. Economics is a method of thinking rather than a doctrine—a technique that helps the individual make decisions and draw correct conclusions in an increasingly complex world. Courses in economics include topics such as individual and firm behavior, public finance, inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, poverty, wage disparity, inequality, growth and development.

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Student Experience

As a Loras student, you have the opportunity to enhance your educational experience by adding one or more minors. We encourage students to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, engage in community outreach, explore internships and get involved in the many student and academic organizations available.

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With more than 80 co-curricular opportunities, including organizations relating to academic majors, national honorary and professional societies, student and residence hall government, interest groups and recreational interests, there’s something for everyone.

Loras provides a variety of opportunities for you to get involved in the Loras Community from the moment you set foot on campus! From your first year through your senior year, we have designed programs focused on providing educational and social experiences for each student. These programs will help you develop organization, problem-solving and collaboration skills along with making your Loras experience the best time of your life.

If you can’t find a student organization that interests you, we’ll help you start up your own!

From clubs and organizations to theater productions, concerts, athletic events, musical performances, intercultural programs, spiritual opportunities, there is so much for students to choose from. Loras College provides a stimulating social climate for the campus and allows students to enjoy a diverse array of programs and entertainment.

On any given night of the week, students can enjoy a number of social opportunities. In addition, the College Activities Board provides a variety of entertainment including: comedians, game shows, coffeehouses and concerts every weekend.

Scholarships are available exclusively for economics minors and are awarded on an annual basis.

There are several scholarships available for economics minors and are awarded on an annual basis.

  • Om Batish Scholarship in Economics
  • Reverend Edmund Kurth Memorial Scholarships in Economics
  • Professor Francis Noonan Scholarship in Accounting, Business, and Economics

Recipients must be of junior or senior status and carry a 3.0 GPA or better to be eligible.

The Loras College Economics Club is a student-run social and academic organization.

There are several meetings per semester where students participate in a variety of events: speakers, career planning and placement forums, papers presented by students and faculty.

Students have taken the initiative to seek out Student Senate funding for various projects and have participated in service projects throughout the Dubuque community: most notably, volunteering to work at the Dubuque Arboretum in the spring and fall semesters and for their Clean Up Campaigns.


Students will complete the following requirements in order to achieve a minor in Economics.

Economics Minor Requirements

Francis J. Noonan School of Business

The Economics minor at Loras College provides a basic foundation in economic analysis. Students will gain a good understanding of how economic activities are carried out in markets and everyday life, the causes of business cycles, and the determinants of microeconomic and macroeconomic conditions. The program provides students with tools to evaluate and critique alternative economic policies. Students will also learn to use evidence-based reasoning and apply theories to solve real-world problems in government, business, and non-profit fields as well as in one’s private life.

Minor Requirements for Economics


Supporting Your Investment

Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

How much is tuition?

At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. Scholarships, grants and special awards are offered to all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

How do I apply for schlarships and financial aid?

Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and review our financial aid resources for detailed information, scholarship opportunities and much more.