BA in Economics

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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 relation of economics to the other social science disciplines and humanities, and it 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.

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 pharmacy 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.