Economics, B.A.

Northeastern Illinois University


Bachelor's programs


North America


United States


United States



Bachelor's programs

The Economics major provides students with a rigorous applied and theoretical curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in quantitative and analytical positions in private, public and non-profit organizations. We provide a flexible program based on a common core of theory courses and an array of elective courses offered at a range of times designed to accommodate both daytime and evening students.

Our curriculum is designed around five concentration tracks based on faculty skills and popular career paths, but Economics majors have a great deal of freedom to choose elective courses that meet individual goals.

Program Benefits 

Economics, as a field in general and at Northeastern in particular, provides training in building strong economic fundamentals, and sharpens analytical and critical thinking skills. The program is rigorous, and yet accessible to a large population of students with diverse backgrounds. Some of the program benefits include:

Build/enhance quantitative and written skills

Sharpen critical and analytical thinking power

Studying content with depth and substance

Rigorous and yet accessible curriculum

Focus on both theoretical and applied components

Dynamic range of concentrations available

Almost all courses taught by field experts

Small class size

Opportunities for research collaborations

Prepare for graduate studies

Career Options 

The skills acquired from the bachelor's degree in Economics have wide applications. Using and applying the knowledge of the Economics major can lead to wide variety of careers including:


New start-ups

Business analyst

Data/Financial analyst

Applied statistics

Pricing specialist

Careers in Non-profit organizations