BA in Economics

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BA in Economics

The Bachelor of Arts major in Economics allows you to study economics while gaining a broad-based liberal arts education. Economics is a quantitative social science and can be combined with a number of disciplines - particularly in the Arts and Sciences.

Complementary Coordinate Field

The degree requires students to develop a depth of knowledge in a complementary coordinate field outside of economics through a second major or a minor.

Examples of the combination of Economics with a second field include:

  • Economics and Political Science: Combining these two majors provides good preparation for careers in law and government 
  • Economics and Environmental Studies: Combining these two majors provides good preparation for careers in environmental consulting, government and public policy
  • Economics and Global Studies: Combining these two majors provides good preparation for careers in government, public policy and diplomacy
  • Economics and Biology: Combining these two majors provides great preparation for careers in the pharma and biotech industries, and for jobs in the areas of biostatistics and bioinformatics

BA in Economics Plan of Study

Required Foreign Language

The BA in Economics requires a foreign language component, as is standard for all BA degrees at Drexel University.