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What will I learn?

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

History Requirements

History Colloquium

HIST 1200 Historical Research and Writing 1

HIST 1201 First-Year Seminar 4

Introductory Level

Complete one history course from the 1000 level. 4

History Seminar and Historical Writing

HIST 2301 The History Seminar 4

HIST 2302 Historical Writing 1

Pre-1800 History Elective

Complete one course from the following: 4

HIST 2390 Africa and the World in Early Times

HIST 1218 Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804

HIST 1252 Japanese Literature and Culture

HIST 1270 Ancient Greece

HIST 1271 Ancient Rome

HIST 1285 Introduction to Russian Civilization

HIST 2222

HIST 2330 Colonial and Revolutionary America

Intermediate/Advanced History Cluster

Complete three history courses numbered 2303 or above. 12

Advanced History

Complete one history course at the 3000 level or above. 4

Supplemental Course for History - Research Methods

Complete one of the following: 4

ECON 2350 Statistics

ENVR 5260 Geographical Information Systems

MATH 2280 Statistics and Software

POLS 2400 Quantitative Techniques

PSYC 2320 Statistics in Psychological Research

SOCL 2320 Statistical Analysis in Sociology

Economics Requirements

Introduction to College

ECON 1000 Economics at Northeastern 1

or HIST 1000 History at Northeastern

Required Economics Courses

ECON 1115 Principles of Macroeconomics 4

ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics 4

ECON 2315 Macroeconomic Theory 4

ECON 2316 Microeconomic Theory 4

ECON 2350 Statistics 4

ECON 2560 Applied Econometrics 4

Economics Electives

Complete four Economics electives excluding those already required in the major 16

Supplemental Courses

CS 1100 Computer Science and Its Applications 4

MATH 1231 Calculus for Business and Economics 4

Capstone Requirements

Complete one of the following options: (Public History concentrations complete HIST 4903 & HIST 4904) 4

ECON 4692 Senior Economics Seminar

HIST 4701 Capstone Seminar

Integrative Requirements

Complete one of the following: 4

ECON 3470 American Economic History

ECON 1293 European Economic History

HIST 2360 History of Capitalism in East Asia

HIST 2011 Capitalism and Business: A Global History

Which department am I in?

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (128 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$52,420.00 per year
USD $26,210 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021


Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,



02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete secondary school graduation equivalent to US high school.

For international students

Whether you’ll graduate with an American high school diploma, the IB Diploma, or another internationally recognized school leaving qualification, you will be expected (prior to enrolling) to complete a secondary education program which enables you to apply to university in your own country (e.g. British A-Levels, French Baccalauréat, or German Abitur).

English Language Proficiency

Northeastern’s Admissions Committee will consider not only your overall composite score, but also your individual subsection scores, to confirm your proficiency across all four language skills, which are needed to be successful at Northeastern. Our most competitive applicants will frequently achieve composite scores between: 99 and 107 on the TOEFL iBT, 7.0 and 8.0 on the IELTS Academic, 120 and 130 on the Duolingo English Test, 68 to 74 on the PTE Academic, and 185 to 204 on the Cambridge English Scale. All applications are fully evaluated and considered for admission.

Application Deadline: Regular Decision - Jan/01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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