University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements


Major in Economics for the Bachelor of Arts Degree
(33 credit hours)

Required Courses
ECON-215Principles Of Macroeconomics3
ECON-217Principles Of Microeconomics3
ECON-220Business And Economics Statistics I3
ECON-221Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists3
ECON-303Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON-304Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
Electives (any five 300-level Economic courses, including additional WIP courses)15
Total Hours33
WIP courses
ECON-221Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists3
ECON-310Writing Intensive Program: Business And Economic Statistics II3
ECON-320Writing Intensive Program: Non Profit Management, Administration & Communications3
ECON-323Writing Intensive Program: Economic Development3
Elective Courses
ECON-306Labor Economics3
ECON-307Money And Banking3
ECON-308Comparative Economic Systems3
ECON-309Public Finance3
ECON-310Writing Intensive Program: Business And Economic Statistics II3
ECON-312Mathematical Economics3
ECON-313Economic History Of Europe3
ECON-314The Development Of Economic Thought3
ECON-316Independent Study In Economics3
ECON-318Introduction To Econometrics And Forecasting3
ECON-320Writing Intensive Program: Non Profit Management, Administration & Communications3
ECON-321International Monetary Theory & Relations3
ECON-322International Economics3
ECON-323Writing Intensive Program: Economic Development3
ECON-324The Economics Of The European Union3
ECON-332Industrial Organization3
ECON-333Urban Economics3
ECON-334Cost-Benefit Analysis3
ECON-336Health Economics3
ECON-337Environmental Economics3
ECON-340Managerial Economics3
ECON-343Macroeconomic Data Analysis3
ECON-344Financial Economics3
ECON-345The U.S. Federal Reserve3
ECON-377Real Estate Economics3
ECON-3953Internship In Economics3

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
MATH-091 (If Necessary)Intermediate Algebra I3
ENGL-101Writing I3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
MATH-092 (If Necessary)Intermediate Algebra II3
ENGL-102Writing II3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
MATH-163Mathematical Modeling With Elementary Functions For Business3
ECON-215Principles Of Macroeconomics3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor 3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
MATH-165Finite Mathematics For Business And The Social Sciences3
ECON-217Principles Of Microeconomics3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
ECON-220Business And Economics Statistics I3
ECON-304Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
300-Level ECON Elective3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ECON-303Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON-221Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
300-Level ECON Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
300-Level Econ Elective3
300-Level Econ Elective3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
300-Level ECON Elective3
300-Level ECON Elective3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120