Certificate in Applied Economics and Public Policy

Any student with a prior undergraduate degree is eligible to pursue the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Economics and Public Policy. You must meet all pre-requisites for courses in the program except class standing.  Waivers may be given for lower level, preparatory program courses completed as part of a previous undergraduate degree in a different field. You may need to complete additional preparatory courses.  All coursework must be taken for a letter grade and must be completed within eight years.

This program is designed for students interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills that will enhance their effectiveness in the area of applied economics and public policy. This set of courses provides you with the opportunity to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and apply them to current economic issues.


  • ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 330 Urban and Regional Economics
  • ECO 342 Economic Development
  • ECO 394 Topics in Economics
  • ECO 494 Seminar in Economics

If you have additional questions about our academic programs, please drop us an email at markets@nku.edu or phone the department office at (859) 572-6582.


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