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Economics and Data Science Combined Major

There is a need to train economics students to work with new sources of emerging data — including websites, social media and mobile devices — and to quantify the data in traditional media.
Mark Stehr, PhD, Director, School of Economics

The STEM-designated BS in Economics and Data Science is a joint degree offered through the LeBow College of Business and the College of Computing and Informatics. Through the core requirements in economics, students gain insight into market mechanisms, incentive structures and causal inference. Meanwhile, coursework in data science equips students to work with the expanding amount of data that is of increasing importance in economics, business and everyday life. Together, these two disciplines give economics and data science students a unique strength in using data to understand the modern world. Additionally, the program provides students sufficient free electives to explore other areas of interest.

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View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

Career Outcomes: BS in Economics and Data Science

Graduates of the BS in Economics and Data Science will be prepared for positions such as data scientist, data engineer, market analyst, machine-learning engineer, economic research analyst and information scientist. In addition, they’ll be ready to pursue graduate study in economics, business, data science or related fields.

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Combined Economics Majors

In addition to the combined majors 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 Esport Business 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

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 program 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 they conduct an independent search. Students can participate in either a four-year/one co-op program plan or a five-year/three co-op program plan.

Past co-op placements of economics majors that align with this new degree include:

  • Silver Management Group
  • Newlane Finance
  • Wolf Financial

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

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.

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

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.

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, D.C., 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.

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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

Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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