The Department of Economics offers two traditional economics degrees. The B.A. degree in economics is broadly-based in the liberal arts. It incorporates the core of the economics discipline with the liberal arts, including a foreign language. The B.S. degree is somewhat more focused on the field of economics as an applied field of study. Both are excellent preparation for graduate work in law, business and public policy and for obtaining employment upon graduation. When completed in conjunction with a minor in mathematics both traditional majors provide students with a fine preparation for graduate work in economics. For those interested in eventually earning a Ph.D. in economics, a double major in economics and mathematics or the combined economics-mathematics B.S. degree offered in conjunction with the Department of Mathematics would be excellent preparation.
The department offers six combined degrees that blend the subject of economics with another complementary discipline. The degrees offered are:
Completing a combined major takes no longer than completing a traditional major, with the advantage of having a broad knowledge of two complementary disciplines rather than one.
All of Northeastern’s economics majors start with two courses in the principles of economics as an introduction. They are followed by three required courses in statistics, microeconomics theory, and macroeconomic theory as a core to build analytic and data skills. The B.S. degrees require econometrics, a more advanced statistics course, while the B.A. degrees require an economic history class. Depending on the degree a student then selects between three and seven electives chosen from among courses in the fields of economics to gain experience in applying the core skills. Seniors students take a seminar that involves writing and presenting a significant original essay.
In the economics minor program, students study the basics behind how societies produce and exchange goods and services to satisfy material needs. Like the major it starts with the two principles courses, but requires only one economic theory class and only three economic electives.
Students now declare a CSSH minor online exclusively; the paper Program of Study Petitions will no longer be accepted.
Here is the link to the Minor Declaration page: www.neu.edu/cssh/addaminor. From here, you can click on the first hyperlink to sign in and add a minor and can see a list of all available CSSH minors.
Major changes or minor/concentration additions involving CSSH programs should be completed as follows –
If you have curricular questions about the CSSH minors, you will be directed to the academic department and not to the academic advisor for the major.
Students are strongly urged to regularly see their faculty advisor concerning their selection of courses, academic progress, post-graduation plans, or for any other questions or concerns they may have.
|First Year Students||Prof. Dickens||301 LAemail@example.com|
|All grades with the exception of first year students||Prof. Simon, Undergraduate Advisor||307 LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cooperative Education |
|(A-K)Linnea Basu |
|CSSH Dean's Office |
CSSH Dean's Office
|(A-F)Michaela Kinlock |
Click here for the Department of Economics Academic Advising page.
Arranged by subjectLink to current Course Descriptions