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The Economics Minor

Minor in Economics

In economics, students study how societies produce and exchange goods and services to satisfy material needs. More broadly, the sort of behavioral modeling used by economists can be applied to a much wider range of issues than the production of goods and services including politics, and family life. Economic analysis is widely used in business and government in a variety of ways. A minor in economics will provide a student with an introduction to how economics approaches a range of social problems and how economic theory systematizes the analysis of the costs and benefits of decisions. The economics minor would be useful in a variety of careers including business, law, public policy, engineering or journalism.

The department recommends that all students complete both economic theory classes, ECON 2315 and 2316, but only requires the completion of one.  Students interested in macroeconomic issues should take ECON 2315 and talk to the Head Faculty Advisor about macroeconomic electives being offered.  Students interested in microeconomic issues should take ECON 2316 and talk with the Head Faculty Advisor about microeconomic electives being offered.

NOTE: MATH 1231 Calculus for Business and Economics is a prerequisite for both ECON 2315 (satisfies the NUPath requirement for SI and AD),  and 2316 (satisfies the NUpath requirement for ND).

Minor Requirements – Economics Core

ECON 1115 Principles of Macroeconomics  (Satisfies the NUpath requirements for SI, and AD)

ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics (Satisfies the NUpath requirements for SI, and AD)

ECON 2315 Macroeconomic Theory (Satisfies the NUpath requirements for SI and AD) OR ECON 2316 Microeconomic Theory (Satisfies the NUpath requirements for ND)

Minor Requirements – Economics Electives (a total of 3 courses)

(4000 level courses must be taken for 3 or 4 credits, if variable credits allowed, to count as economics electives.)

This is an unofficial checklist. Students should check their progress by doing a degree audit at myneu.edu


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-
First Year StudentsProf. Triest301 LA7852r.triest@neu.edu
All grades with the exception of first year studentsGustavo Vicentini, Undergraduate Advisor307 LA7222g.vicentini@neu.edu
Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education
(A-K)Linnea Basu
(L-R)Stephen Williams
(S-Z)Rebecca Westerling
17 LA
180 RP
CSSH Dean's Office
(A-K)Agata Rybalkiewicz
L-O) Jan Wong
(P-Z) Justin Repici
180 RP3980a.rybalkiewicz@northeastern.edu
CSSH Dean's Office(Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
Ariana Roche
180 RP3117a.roche@northeastern.edu

Click here for the Department of Economics Academic Advising page.

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