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.

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.

If you have questions, please contact

Upcoming Events


 Economic Student Association 

The group meets Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM. Most meetings are in Zulauf 507, but once a month, the meeting takes place in a classroom in DuSable and pizza is served. The location of the meetings will be shared with all Economic majors and minors via email. If you want to contact the student leaders, they are Daniel VanTilburg ( and Mariah Bagan ( 

Contact Us

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

Office Hours

By appointment only