The Economics Majors

The detailed requirements for all our majors and the minor can found in the department’s Undergraduate Handbook 2015-16.

Link to Northeastern University Undergraduate Catalog for 2016-2017.

The Economics Majors

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.

Combined Majors

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.

Major Requirements

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.

Changing into a CSSH Major/Declaring a Minor

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.

Economics Faculty Advisors

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.

 AdvisorOfficeTelephone Number
[617] 373-
E-mail
First Year StudentsProf. Dickens301 LA2872w.dickens@neu.edu
All grades with the exception of first year studentsProf. Simon, Undergraduate Advisor307 LA7222p.simon@neu.edu
Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education
(A-K)Linnea Basu
(L-R)Stephen Williams
(S-Z)Rebecca Westerling
17 LA
403CH
180 RP
2435
3421
7488
l.basu@neu.edu
s.williams@neu.edu
r.westerling@neu.edu
CSSH Dean's Office
CSSH Dean's Office
(A-F)Michaela Kinlock
(G-O) Lauren Boyle
(P-Z) Justin Repici
180 RP3980m.kinlock@neu.edu
l.boyle@neu.edu
j.repici@neu.edu

Click here for the Department of Economics Academic Advising page.

Course Descriptions Undergraduate Day and Graduate Schools

Arranged by subject

Link to current Course Descriptions