Challenge your ideas and cultivate your creativity at NIU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The range of specialization tracks will provide you with unrivalled opportunities to build your future. The Department of Economics, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, has offered one undergraduate program with unique features, i.e. BS Economics with specialization tracks in (i) Econometrics and (ii) Development Economics. The mission of the Department is to provide students with an integrated education that will give them a wide breadth of knowledge and perspective. The department fulfills the mission with interdisciplinary degree program, and plays an essential role in the education of students specializing in other departments. In the coming years, the faculty plans to increase the fields of specializations and academic programs while introducing a postgraduate program, i.e. MPhil Economics.