Combined Economics Programs

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Combined Economics Programs

To meet the growing demands of today’s job market, the School of Economics has developed new, interdisciplinary degree options. Students can pursue a STEM-Designated Bachelor of Science with their choice of the below combined majors, which provides them with an opportunity to build a fundamental understanding of economics while developing specific skill sets in areas such as behavioral science, business, data science, math and public health.

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Economics, Business  and Organizations

The Bachelor of Science with a combined major in  Behavioral  Economics,  Business  and Organizations  integrates  economic modelling with insights from behavioral sciences to analyze and predict human behavior in economic contexts and organizations. The STEM-designated program combines  interdisciplinary coursework  in  economics, psychology, consumer behavior and organizational behavior with  comprehensive  training in  quantitative  research methods.

> Learn more about the Program in Behavioral Economics, Business and Organizations in the Drexel Catalog

What Career Can You Have with a BS in Behavioral Economics, Business  and Organizations?

Career opportunities for students who graduate with a BS with a combined major in behavioral economics, business and organizations include: market research analyst, operations research analyst, consumer data analyst, business analyst, behavioral analyst, marketing specialist, management analyst, economist, behavioral scientist and financial manager.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Anthony Grangel, assistant director and academic advisor, at ajg35@drexel.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business

Students who pursue  a STEM-designated Bachelor of Science with a combined major  in Economics and Business study the functional fields of business  while building a foundation in economics. After completing core courses, students select from a range of  electives in both economics and business, and they have the flexibility to build skills in other areas of interest.

> Learn more about the program in Economics and Business in the Drexel Catalog

What Career Can You Have with a BS in Economics and Business?

Graduating with business acumen, skills in data analysis and economic decision tools, students in this area of study typically earn starting salaries higher than those of more traditional business or economics majors.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Anthony Grangel, assistant director and academic advisor, at ajg35@drexel.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Data Science

The increasing digitization of today’s economy has made the ability to analyze, interpret and report on data more critical than ever. For economists tasked with finding solutions and trends in business, government and beyond, there is an increased need to understand the complexity of data as well as the best tools and methods to deliver key findings. Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Economics and Data Science allows undergraduate students to learn from subject matter experts from both the School of Economics and the College of Computing & Informatics.

Program Features:

  • This interdisciplinary, STEM-designated combined degree provides students with the opportunity to receive dedicated support and take classes from both The School of Economics and The College of Computing & Informatics.

  • Through the study of economics, students learn how the design of platforms shapes incentives, drives behavior, and determines social and economic outcomes including equity and efficiency.

  • Coursework in data science teaches students how to manage, manipulate and parse data to extract knowledge and insight.

  • 39 free elective credits offer students the flexibility to take courses outside of the combined degree.

> Learn more about the BS in Economics and Data Science in the Drexel Catalog

What Career Can You Have with a BS in Economics and Data Science?

Graduates of the economics and data science undergraduate program could hold positions such as data scientist, market research analyst, machine learning engineer or applications architect.

Additional Information

For students with last names beginning A-O, contact Aqila Clement, LeBow College of Business’ assistant director of undergraduate programs and recruitment, aac335@drexel.edu.

For students with last names beginning with P-Z, contact Matt Lechtenberg, College of Computing & Informatics’ director of recruitment, at cciinfo@drexel.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Math

The Bachelor of Science with a combined major in Economics and Mathematics is intended for students who have a strong interest in economics, applied mathematics and econometrics. Students pursuing this STEM-designated degree will take economics courses with more formal mathematical analysis, thereby allowing students to understand and conduct advanced research in economics and quantitative analysis.

> Learn more about the program in Economics and Math in the Drexel Catalog

What Career Can You Have with a BS in Economics and Math?

This degree successfully prepares students for both career opportunities in the private sector or government as well as opportunities to continue their studies in graduate programs in economics or related fields.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Anthony Grangel, assistant director and academic advisor, at ajg35@drexel.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Public Health

Through the combined STEM-designated major in Economics and Public Health, students gain a unique understanding of the factors underlying our health and well-being, including a clean environment, public safety, a healthy diet, adequate housing and access to health care. The interdisciplinary curriculum draws from the physical sciences, economics and the four areas of public health: epidemiology, community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, and health management and policy. The Economics faculty have created a curriculum that connects economics directly to the needs of society; and faculty in the Dornsife School of Public Health have integrated human rights and social justice into the curriculum. Many students find research opportunities with our faculty or through research centers at the Dornsife School of Public Health.

> Learn more about the BS in Economics and Public Health in the Drexel Catalog

What Career Can You Have with a BS in Economics and Public Health?

Students are prepared for careers in health services organizations, health insurance, nonprofits and government while also building a strong foundational knowledge to succeed in graduate studies in public health, health sciences, public policy, economics or other social sciences.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Anthony Grangel, assistant director and academic advisor, at ajg35@drexel.edu.

Gain Job Experience Before Graduating

Founded in 1919, Drexel’s cooperative education program was one of the first of its kind, and it continues to be among the largest and most renowned. The Drexel Co-op allows students to test drive careers and gain a network and experience before graduation. Students choose from more than 1,700 employers in 35 states and 45 international locations or conduct an independent search. Students can participate in a four-year, one co-op program or a five-year, three co-op program. Visit the Steinbright Career Development Center website to learn more.