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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Bachelor of Science program, in addition, emphasizes statistical and quantitative methods used to model and evaluate human action, particularly as those actions are carried out by governments or businesses.

The department requires all economics majors to complete a capstone research paper in conjunction with any 400-level economics course. In this paper you are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory ability to analyze an economic issue or problem and explain your findings effectively in writing.

The research paper is evaluated and jointly approved by the professor of the corresponding 400-level economics course and the director of undergraduate studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Contemporary Economic Issues
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Labor Problems
  • Minority Economic Problems
  • Monetary Policy
  • Government and Business
  • International Economics
  • Economic Area Studies
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Current Economic Issues
  • Health Economics
  • Income Distribution and Poverty
  • Economics and Equity
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Economics
  • Introduction to Urban and Regional Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Basic Econometrics and Economic Applications
  • Basic Econometrics Laboratory
  • Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economics
  • Mathematical Economics Laboratory
  • Directed Study
  • Third Clinical Secondary School Experience in History/Social Sciences

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General Requirements

  • A formal application for admission.
  • An official high school transcript indicating class rank and courses completed. Class rank should be indicated as of the end of the sixth, seventh, or eighth semester unless the applicant will be an early graduate.
  • An official ACT assessment or SAT Reasoning Test score report. (Students’ copies cannot be accepted.) The ACT code for NIU is 1102. The SAT code for NIU is 1559.
  • An official transcript from each college attended.
  • Application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9465 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4732 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeKalb

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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