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Bachelor of Science in
Economics

The STEM-designated Bachelor of Science in Economics provides a broad education with a focus on quantitative methods and professional skills. The degree offers a large number of free elective credits, giving students the flexibility to develop in-depth knowledge in a field outside of economics by pursuing a minor or double major.

What sets our economics program apart from other economics programs is that Drexel’s School of Economics is housed within the LeBow College of Business. As students pursue their BS in Economics, they have access to a wider varity of courses, a vast array of experiential learning opportunities offered by both Drexel and LeBow, and the career resources and support needed to ensure they are on the right path to achieving their career goals.

As a field of study, economics is a framework for understanding the world, and our students graduate with the tools to adapt to the changing needs of the marketplace. Furthermore, our students have some of the highest starting salaries of any Drexel undergraduates.

BS in Economics Curriculum

BS in Economics students engage with a recommended plan of study that includes core topics such as:

  • Game Theory and Applications
  • International Trade
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems

The economics curriculum is supplemented by opportunities for experiential learning through the Drexel Co-op program. It also partners with Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economics consulting firm, for an annual conference on urban economics.

Learn more about degree requirements
View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

Economics Faculty

Our economics faculty members are leaders in trade, macroeconomics, industrial organization and behavioral economics. They ensure student success by engaging with topics that are timely and relevant to public policy, such as trade wars, economic sanctions and debt collection, as well as by mentoring undergraduates on joint research projects.

View the Drexel LeBow faculty directory

More Ways to Study Economics

In addition to the degrees and minors listed below, Drexel’s School of Economics has joined the Department of Politics and the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, economics majors alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Past co-op placements of economics majors include:

  • Susquehanna International Group
  • Econsult Solutions
  • Goldman Sachs

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow through the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning. Through datathons, case competitions, marketing challenges, consulting, interactive community outreach and more, students have the opportunity to expand their learning with real-world opportunities with organizations as varied as the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing, the Philadelphia Zoo and PwC.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

Prepare for your career through business networking and learning opportunities, as well as competition-based learning initiatives.

Encouraging people to explore the options available within economics as a career choice.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Dedicated to helping any Drexel University student with an interest in business, regardless of major, to become a leader in the business world.

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.

Careers and Network

A BS in Economics will pave the way for your career, whether you’re looking to inform key business decisions, influence government policy or pursue an opportunity that involves critical decision-making. Graduates of this program have landed positions at top organizations, such as:

  • BlackRock
  • The Federal Reserve Board
  • SpaceX
  • Congressional Budget Office

Graduates have also earned admission to competitive programs at:

  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
  • London School of Economics

Learn more about career opportunities in economics

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington DC means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

Learn more about the LeBow campus and community

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Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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