Computer Science and Economics, BS

The combined major in computer science and economics integrates fundamental economics courses with a strong programming foundation. Studying both the behavior of individuals and the collective behavior of industries and governments, students will utilize computing skills to address complex issues within the field.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Computer Science Courses

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Computer Science/Information Science Overview 11
or ECON 1000 Economics at Northeastern
CS 1210Computer Science/Information Science Overview 2: Co-op Preparation1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required:
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
5
or CS 1801 Recitation for CS 1800
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
5
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
5
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
IS 2000Principles of Information Science4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Computer Science Elective Courses
Complete three courses that are not already required in the following ranges:12
CS 2500 or higher, except CS 5010
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900
DS 2000 or higher, except DS 4900

Economics Requirements

Required Economics Courses
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
Economics Electives
Complete four courses from the following lists with at least two at the 3000 level and above:16
Healthcare and Medical Economics
Economics of Crime
History of the Global Economy
Poverty and Income
Urban Economic Issues
Environmental Economics
Law and Economics
Energy Economics
Public Finance
Government and Business
International Economics
Information Economics and Game Theory
Economics Capstone
ECON 4692Senior Economics Seminar4

Integrative Course Requirement

The following courses are used in other areas of the major:
IS 2000Principles of Information Science4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4

Supporting Courses

Mathematics
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Computing and Social Issues
Complete one of the following:4
Computers and Society
Environment, Technology, and Society
The 21st-Century Workplace
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Technology and Human Values
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Bostonography: The City through Data, Texts, Maps, and Networks

Computer Science English Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
or ENGW 1102 First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one course from the following:
Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions
Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete six general electives.24

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
    
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
    
  • Analyzing and Using Data
    
  • Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
    
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
    
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone
    

 Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required

Sample Patterns:

Four Year, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 32004Vacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004CS 35004 
CS 12001ECON 11164  
ECON 11154MATH 1231 or 13414  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 2800
and CS 2801
5CS 12101ENGW 3302, 3308, 3311, or 33154Co-op
CS 48004CS elective 14Elective4 
ECON 23154ECON 23164  
ECON 23504ECON elective 14  
 Elective4  
 17 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS elective 24Elective4Co-op
 ECON elective 24Elective4 
 Computing and social issues requirement 4  
 THTR 11701  
 ECON 35604  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opCS elective 34 
 ECON 46924Elective4 
 ECON elective 34Elective4 
 ECON elective 44  
 0 16 8 
Total Hours: 135

Five Year, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
5VacationVacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004  
CS 12001ECON 11164  
ECON 11154MATH 1231 or 13414  
ENGW 11114   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 2800
and CS 2801
5VacationCo-op
CS 48004CS 12101  
ECON 23154CS 32004  
ECON 23504ECON 23164  
 ECON elective 14  
 16 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS elective 14ENGW 3302, 3308, 3311, or 33154Co-op
 ECON elective 24Elective4 
 Computing and social issues requirement4  
 ECON 35604  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS elective 24Elective 4Co-op
 ECON elective 3 4Elective 4 
 ECON elective 4 4  
 Elective 4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opCS elective 34  
 ECON 46924  
 Elective 4  
 Elective 4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 135