If you're not looking for a major degree in business or economics, but know that a general knowledge of business practices or economic principles will support your career then you can earn a minor from the School of Business and Economics.
A minor in business administration shall consist of a minimum of 20 units in business administration. In addition to the required courses listed below, additional coursework, chosen with consent of the department chair, may be selected as needed to obtain the 20-unit minimum. At least 12 units of upper-division coursework must be completed at Sonoma State University.
The following are the courses required for completing a minor in Business
- BUS 230A Financial Accounting (4)
- BUS 230B Managerial Accounting (4)
- BUS 344 Organizational Behavior (4)
- BUS 360 Marketing (4)
- BUS 370 Finance (4)
Students must complete a Business Administration Minor Declaration Form along with a Change of Minor Form. Minors must be approved by the department chair. In order to enroll in upper division courses, minors will have to submit a form before each semester's registration appointment to obtain a permission number that will waive department restrictions.
Please note: Minors can only take one business course a semester. Please understand that it will take 5 semesters to complete the minor.
Minor in Economics
Students may qualify for a minor in economics by completing the 20 unit program listed below. The minor will be recorded upon request in the student's official records.
The following are the courses required for completing a minor in Economics
- ECON 204 (previously 201A) Intro to Macroeconomics (4 units)
- ECON 205 (previously 201B) Intro to Microeconomics (4 units)
- ECON 304 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 units)
- ECON 305 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 units)
- ECON 317 Intro to Econometrics (4 units)
Click here for a complete list of courses offered through the School of Business and Economics.
The Academic Advisor for the Business Administration Minor is Dr. Karen Thompson,
Department Chair. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Thompson please call the SBE office at
The Academic Advisor for the Economics Minor is Dr. Mike Visser, Department Chair. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Visser please call his office at (707) 664-3297 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both are available by appointment only.