Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Economics - Online Minor

Impact the world through economics

Economists study how people, organizations and societies make choices, and their work is relevant across all industries and sectors, including business, finance, government, healthcare, natural resources and more. Studying economics can be a valuable complement to many academic majors — helping you understand everything from market trends and international relations to pricing strategies or policy analysis.

When you earn an online minor in economics with Oregon State, you’ll learn to think critically about interconnected systems and gain important analytical and problem-solving skills. You’ll gain an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, and learn how to use mathematical and statistical models to study how societies manage scarce resources.


Through this 27-credit online minor, you’ll be introduced to both macroeconomic and microeconomic theory, become comfortable with quantitative analysis, and learn how to apply economic theory to issues in your field of study.

Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Advanced macroeconomic theory
  • Introduction to economic research
  • Public policy analysis
  • Introduction to statistical methods

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same certificate and transcript as on-campus students.

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