North Central College - Naperville, IL

Economics Program and Degree Options

At North Central College you can earn either a B.A. or a B.S. in economics. The B.A. requires 24 hours (or 8 courses) in economics, while the B.S. degree adds one course in economics to those included for the B.A., plus some additional coursework in mathematics and computer science. Because of this flexibility, economics is an excellent complement to other majors.

To earn a B.A. in economics, you need at least 24 economics credit hours including the following:

  • ECN 241 Business and Economic Statistics
  • ECN 250 Microeconomic Principles
  • ECN 252 Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECN 423 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECN 427 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECN 445 Econometrics (not required, but strongly recommended)

To earn the B.S., you need at least 27 economics credit hours, including the following:

  • ECN 241 Business and Economic Statistics
  • ECN 250 Microeconomic Principles
  • ECN 252 Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECN 423 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECN 427 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECN 445 Econometrics
  • MTH 152 Calculus II
  • choose one of MTH 153 or MTH 256
  • choose one of CSC 160, MTH 153 (if not taken for first choice), one 200 or 300 level mathematics course, or one laboratory science course beyond the general education requirement.

To earn an economics minor you need at least 18 credit hours in economics, at least three of which must be at the 400-level.