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The Economics minor is a nice complement to a wide variety of programs. The minor will provide students with a basic introduction to economic literacy and competency, plus introductory training in the tools of economic decision-making. At its core, Economics is the study of choice in the face of constraints, and the tools to make careful choices are useful in any career and in any household. The minor provides a foundation to Economic decision-making that will prove useful in nearly any environment.

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Admission to the Program 

To declare the Economics minor, please complete a Major/Minor Declaration Form and deliver it to the Economics Department (BBH 346-C; 773-442-5690) or any of the department faculty advisors.  When you declare your minor, we encourage you to meet with us as early as possible in your academic career, and please feel free to come see an economics faculty advisor even before declaring a minor.

For general Northeastern admission requirements, the Admissions Office helps new and returning students through the application process. In addition, the Transfer Center assists transfer and Veteran students with transitioning to our campus.

Degree Requirements 

The Economics minor requires the completion of 18 hours of course credit, including three introductory courses and three elective courses that students may tailor to their own particular goals. 


Required Core Courses


15 credits

ECON 215

Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECON 217

Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 220


3 credits

300-level Elective Courses

Choose three

9 credits




Careers & Employment 

Employers and graduate schools have demonstrated an appreciation for the value of training in Economics.  Economics minors have gone on to very interesting programs and careers, especially in public policy and related fields.  We have placed our minors in graduate programs at University of Illinois at Chicago CUPPA, NYU, Harris (University of Chicago), and in careers at places such as the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Program Contact Information 

Contact Us!

The Economics Department Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm and is located in Brommel Hall, room 346C. 

Telephone: 773-442-5690
Mailing address:
Northeastern Illinois University
Department of Economics, BBH 346C
5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625




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