As society continues to innovate and utilize technology, our world economy will continue to experience an explosion of data; with this growth, data scientists are increasingly in demand. Businesses of all kinds — including government, finance and healthcare — need people who are able make sense out of large scale, complex data sources and present their findings in ways that others can understand.
Data scientists who possess an economics background utilize computational techniques and methods to gain valuable insights from data to predict trends, solve business challenges, and/or help businesses understand their impact and make more equitable or efficient decisions.
Drexel’s new Bachelor of Science in Economics and Data Science focuses on applying data science concepts in the economics domain, and allows undergraduate students to learn from subject matter experts in The School of Economics in LeBow's College of Business and the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI).
- 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 determine 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.
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 in the BS in Economics and Data Science program 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.
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.
For students with last names beginning A-O, contact Aqila Clement, LeBow College of Business’ assistant director of undergraduate programs and recruitment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students with last names beginning with P-Z, contact Matt Lechtenberg, College of Computing & Informatics’ director of recruitment, at email@example.com.