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.

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
Economics Electives
Complete two of the following with at least one numbered 3000 or above:8
Economics of Crime
Economics of the Creative Industries
History of the Global Economy
A Critique of Capitalism
Law and Economics
Information Economics and Game Theory

Philosophy Requirements

Philosophy Required Courses
PHIL 1115Introduction to Logic4
or PHIL 1215 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 2325Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought4
PHIL 2330Modern Philosophy4
Advanced Philosophy Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Philosophy of Religion
20th-Century Continental Philosophy
20th-Century Analytic Philosophy
History of Jewish Rationalism
Moral Philosophy
History of Modern Moral Philosophy
Philosophy and Literature
Advanced Medical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Cults and Sects
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Advanced Logic
Philosophy of Logic
Philosophy of Social Science
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Advanced Seminar: Spinoza
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Topics in Philosophy Seminar
Seminar in Religion
Topics in Religious Studies
Global Justice
Ethics, Justice, and Global Climate Change
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
Global Justice
Ethics, Justice, and Global Climate Change
Directed Study

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 80 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required