Department of Economics

By studying economics at NIU, you can improve your decision-making skills across academic fields. Our accomplished faculty will show you how to weigh the costs and benefits of a decision, as well as anticipate unintended consequences. The skills and knowledge you gain will apply to all aspects of life, from evaluating the market for a product to making choices in your personal life. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in economics.

Fall 2023 Course Update

Please note that the following courses will only be offered in the fall semester this year:

  • Econ 290 – Data Analysis In Excel
  • Econ 361 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 390/ECON 390A – Basic Econometrics and Lab

If you need these courses next year for your major, be sure to enroll in the fall semester. These courses will not be offered in spring 2024.

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Upcoming Events


  • Apply for the Department of Economics Undergraduate Scholarships for 2023-2024. Application deadline is March 31. Complete a short application form and ask two instructors to write letters for you. Learn more on how to apply.
    • Skeels Scholarship: $1,500
    • La Tourette Scholarship: $1,000
    • Scaperlanda Family Scholarship to Study Abroad:$3,500

Contact Us

Department of Economics
Zulauf Hall 515
815-752-1019 (fax)

Office Hours

By appointment only