General Education - Distributive Learning 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).
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.)

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


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).


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.

At least 3

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

Minor in Economics (18 credit hours)

Required Courses
ECON-215Principles Of Macroeconomics3
ECON-217Principles Of Microeconomics3
ECON-220Business And Economics Statistics I3
Electives (any three 300-level Economics courses)9
Total Hours18
Elective Courses
ECON-221Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists3
ECON-302Economic Development3
ECON-303Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON-304Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
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-315American Capitalism3
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-331American Economic History3
ECON-332Industrial Organization3
ECON-333Urban Economics3
ECON-334Cost-Benefit Analysis3
ECON-335Economics Of Transportation3
ECON-336Health Economics3
ECON-337Environmental Economics3
ECON-340Managerial Economics3
ECON-343Macroeconomic Data Analysis3
ECON-344Financial Economics3
ECON-377Real Estate Economics3
ECON-3953Internship In Economics3
ECON-3956Internship In Economics6