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Apply for the Minor in Finance

Minor in Finance

Apply for the Minor in Finance

Admission Requirements

All Princeton students can apply to the minor program, as long as they have taken the necessary prerequisite courses. While a student’s overall academic record will be considered when a student applies, several foundation courses, or their equivalent, are required for admission into the program.

Interested students must submit a completed application online by June 1 of their sophomore year. A sophomore applying for admission by June 1 should select your courses in April, assuming that you are going to be admitted. You will receive admission decisions by July 31. At that point, you can change your course selection if needed.

Apply for the Minor in Finance


As economic theory, mathematics, probability, and statistics are pervasive in modern financial analysis, the Minor in Finance requires mathematical ability and preparation. The following foundation courses are required for admission into the program and (except as noted) must be completed by the end of sophomore year. All courses require a letter grade (Pass/Fail not allowed). Students are required to take prerequisite courses in Mathematics, Economics and Probability and Statistics as follows:


MAT201 and MAT202 are strongly advised, or a higher pairing; only the higher of the two grades is used to fulfill the entry requirement but both courses must be taken. The combination of EGR154 and EGR156 can also be used to fulfill the math pre-requisite.

Students who choose to fulfill this requirement by taking MAT175 will be responsible for mastering the linear algebra requirement on their own.


Must complete one of the following (no substitutions):

  • ECO300 (Microeconomic Theory)
  • ECO310 (Microeconomic Theory: A Mathematical Approach)

Probability and Statistics

Must complete one of the following:

  • ORF245 (Fundamentals of Engineering Statistics)
  • ECO202 (Statistics and Data Analysis for Economics)
  • PSY251 (Quantitative Methods)
  • SML201 (Introduction to Data Science)
  • SOC301 (Sociological Research Methods)
  • POL346 (Applied Quantitative Analysis)
  • SPI200 (Statistics for Social Science)

A score of 5 in AP Statistics also fulfills the statistics prerequisite.


Grade Minimums for Entry into the Program

All majors must take these prerequisite courses for a letter grade (P/D/F is not allowed). 

Students with further questions about the admission process or the requirements should contact Academic Administrator, Melanie Heaney-Scott.

Questions regarding the eligibility of courses should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Yacine Ait-Sahalia.