Economics and Psychology, BS

This combined major educates students in economics and psychology and the interface between the two disciplines. Economics courses provide a foundation in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and applied econometrics. The scope and sequence of psychology courses provide students with a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including such topics as cognition, decision making, learning, and motivation. Students completing this program of study should be able to understand how the two fields jointly contribute to explaining the complexity of human behavior in an economic context.

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

Required Courses
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
ECON 4692Senior Economics Seminar4
Economics Electives
Complete four ECON courses from the following ranges with no more than two at the ECON 1200–ECON 1999 range. The course used to satisfy the integrative course requirement may not be used as an economics elective:16
ECON 1200–ECON 1999
ECON 3000–ECON 4689
ECON 4900–ECON 4999
ECON 5200–ECON 5999

Psychology Requirements

Required Courses
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
PSYC 3402Social Psychology4
PSYC 3450Learning and Motivation4
PSYC 3466Cognition4
Required Lab
Complete one of the following:4
Laboratory in Research Design
Laboratory in Biological Psychology
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Laboratory in Social Psychology
Laboratory in Personality
Laboratory in Sensation and Perception
Laboratory in Affective Science
Laboratory in Life-Span Emotional Development
Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Required Seminar
Complete one of the following:4
Seminar in Behavioral Modification
Seminar in Biological Psychology
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Personality
Seminar in Social Psychology
Seminar in Clinical Psychology
Seminar in Sensation and Perception
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Seminar in Social and Affective Neuroscience
Psychology Electives
Complete three PSYC courses not used to fulfill requirements above.12

Other Requirements Outside Major

PSYC 1000Psychology at Northeastern1
or ECON 1000 Economics at Northeastern
EESC 2000Professional Development for Co-op1
or EESH 2000 Professional Development for Co-op
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
COOP 3945Co-op Work Experience0

Integrative Course

ECON 4681Information Economics and Game Theory4
or ECON 3416 Behavioral Economics

NUpath Not Fulfilled by Major

NUPath EI—Expression and Innovation4
NUPath IC—Interpreting Culture4
NUPath DD—Difference and Diversity4
NUPath ER— Ethical Reasoning4
NUPath WD—Advanced Writing in the Discipline4

Open Electives

Complete three open electives.12

Combined Major Credit/ GPA Requirement

Complete 84 semester hours in the major.

Grades in the following required courses must average to a minimum of C (2.000):

ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 11014PSYC 23204ECON elective4Open elective4
MATH 1213 or 13414ECON 11164PSYC elective4ECON elective4
ENGW 11114CS 11004  
ECON 11154PSYC elective4  
ECON 1000 or PSYC 10001   
 17 16 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PSYC 34024PSYC 34664NUpath DD4Co-op
ECON 23154ECON 23164PSYC elective4 
ECON elective4NUpath IC4  
NUpath EI4Open elective4  
 EESC 2000 or EESH 20001  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opPSYC 34504ECON 46924Co-op
 ECON 25604PSYC lab4 
 ECON elective4  
 NUpath ER4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opECON 4681 or 34164  
 PSYC seminar4  
 NUpath WD4  
 Open elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130