Economics and Philosophy, BS

Both philosophy and economics are the disciplines of critical thinking—thinking in concrete and abstract terms to help put the world in perspective. The combined economics and philosophy major provides students with training to critically evaluate and assess policies and issues on both economic and ethical grounds, including issues such as globalization, immigration, environmental protections, the minimum wage, a fair and just tax, just working environments, and many more.

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.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Economics Requirements

Introduction to College
Complete one of the following:1
Economics at Northeastern
Philosophy at Northeastern
Required Economics Courses
Grades in the following must average a minimum of 2.000:
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
ECON 3520History of Economic Thought4
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
Economics Electives
Complete two economics electives with not more than one below the 3000 level.8

Philosophy Requirements

Philosophy Required Courses
PHIL 1115Introduction to Logic4
PHIL 2325Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought4
PHIL 2330Modern Philosophy4
Advanced Philosophy Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Existentialism
Moral Philosophy
Philosophy and Literature
Cults and Sects
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Advanced Logic
Philosophy of Mind
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Seminar in Religion
Topics in Religious Studies
Global Justice
Comparative Religious Ethics
Additional Electives
Complete three additional electives in philosophy or religion. At least one must be numbered 2000 or above.12

Integrative Requirements

Complete two of the following that have not been used in above requirements:8
Moral Philosophy
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Economics
Global Justice
Directed Study
Directed Study

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 80 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required