Undergraduate Programs

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A degree in economics from Drexel LeBow’s School of Economics provides you with an understanding of the workings of the market system and major economic institutions, as well as economic policy and development.

Our undergraduate programs include a BS and a BA in Economics, both of which combine coursework in economics and the functional fields of business administration within the context of a general scientific and humanities curriculum.

Undergraduate students in the School of Economics go on to roles in top companies or pursue graduate education in business, law and economics following graduation.

Ways to Study

BS in Economics

The Bachelor of Science in Economics degree is oriented toward students interested in acquiring a broad-based education with a focus on quantitative and professional skills. BS in Economics students choose to concentrate their studies in either Business Economics or Mathematical Economics, or can choose to develop depth of knowledge in a secondary field outside of economics through our Coordinate Field Option.
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BA in Economics

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics introduces students to modern economics within the context of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum. The degree is oriented towards students with interests in the less-quantitative features of economics and provides an even broader liberal arts education than the BS in Economics. BA in Economics students combine their studies in economics with a major or minor in another field of study.
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Business Economics Co-Major

Drexel’s Business Economics co-major is designed for students who wish to receive a sound education within a specific functional area of business (Primary major) while supplementing that knowledge with an overview of economics.
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BS / MBA Dual Degree

LeBow’s BS/MBA program provides academically qualified students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA with five years of study.
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BS in Economics / JD Dual Degree

This program is a modified BS in Economics that allows students the ability to consider a JD degree. Admittance to this program is conditional on successful admittance into Drexel’s Kline School of Law.
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Minor in Economics

A minor in economics provides a solid background in the application of economic theory to markets. Students complete standard courses in micro- and macroeconomics that emphasize core training in economic decision making.
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Minor in International Economics

This minor provides the students a basic understanding of economics and exposes them to advanced topics dealing with international trade, multinational corporations and other aspects of international economics. The minor complements a variety of degrees, particularly for students interested in applying their major discipline within an international context or within a multinational corporation.
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Additional Resources

All interested students should meet with an advisor. Make an appointment by calling the Undergraduate Advising Office at 215.895.2110.

Average Co-op Weekly Pay


Top Co-op Recruiters

  • Ace USA

  • BlackRock

  • Exelon Corporation

Average Starting Salary


Top Grad School Placements

  • University of Chicago (MBA)

  • Columbia University (PhD)

  • London School of Economics (MS)

  • Princeton University (MS)

  • University of Arizona (PhD)

  • University of Maryland (MS)

  • University of Michigan (JD)

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