Apr 12, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics (B.A. or B.S.)

The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Requirements in Department (34-37)

For the B.A. Degree

  • Select from economics courses at the 300 or 400 levels (21)

For the B.S. Degree

Requirements outside Department (B.A., 3-16; B.S., 15)

For the B.A. degree

  • Fulfillment of B.A. foreign language requirement (0-12)
    (See “Foreign Language Requirement for the B.A. Degree.”)

For the B.S. degree

One of the following groups (11)



Total Hours for a Major in Economics: 37-52 (B.A.) OR 50-52 (B.S.)


The Department of Economics strongly recommends that students planning to pursue an advanced degree in economics select group 2 from the requirements outside the department. Such students are also urged to take:

Emphasis 1. Financial Economics (B.S. only) (50-52)

The emphasis in financial economics is designed for students who wish to undertake a program of study in the economics of the financial sector. The requirements for the emphasis include all of the requirements for a B.S. in Economics in addition to courses specific to the economic analysis of financial activity.

Requirements outside Department (15)

Total Hours for Emphasis 1, Financial Economics: 50-52 (B.S only)