Economics

Why Study Economics?

Economics analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services— interactions at the core of societal function and global relationships. Economics are not only fundamental to governmental structure at every level, they are applicable to human behavior and interaction within communities. Studying economics will prepare you to ask big questions at both macro- and micro-economic levels, and apply the answers to jobs in business, nonprofit, government, politics, international development, and other fields.

Requirements

56 hours of major coursework
300-hour internship
46 general education credits
120 total credits for graduation
Full program requirements

Economics Internships

To earn a business degree with a concentration in economics, you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship in a professional setting. North Park interns have worked at places that include the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Covenant Trust Company, North River Commission, the City of Evanston, and Starting Up Now.

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Graduate Schools

North Park graduates of the economics program have gone on to graduate school across the country, including at Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Chicago, and graduate programs in North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

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Beyond the Classroom

Enhance your education with these options outside your coursework:

Faculty Spotlight:
Professor Lee Sundholm

“The School of Business and Nonprofit Management welcomes all students to the study of business under the guidance of professional and committed professors who are eager to share their knowledge,” says Professor Lee Sundholm, a North Park alum and professor at the University since 1967.

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Interesting Classes

Study economics in focused courses, including:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Classics of Economic Thought
  • Global Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Internship in Economics

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