Behavioral Economics, Business, and Organizations

Major: Behavioral Economics, Business, and Organizations
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0603
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 15-2051

About the Program

The 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 program combines interdisciplinary coursework in economics, psychology, consumer behavior, and organizational behavior with comprehensive training in quantitative and research methods. Students will learn how to model behavior, collect and analyze choice data, conduct experiments, and design interventions to shape individual decisions and organizational outcomes.

With over 50.0 credits in free electives, students enjoy ample flexibility to build their skillset for careers in a wide range of fields. The major provides a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in social and behavioral sciences or business.

Degree Requirements

University Requirements4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
General Education Requirements
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
Mathematics and Statistics Requirements
ECON 350 [WI] Applied Econometrics4.0
ECON 370Experiments and Causality in Economics4.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Economics Requirements
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 250Game Theory and Applications4.0
ECON 301Microeconomics4.0
ECON 322 [WI] Economics Seminar4.0
Behavioral Economics Requirements
ECON 365Behavioral Economics4.0
ECON 366Topics in Behavioral Economics4.0
Behavioral Science and Business Requirements
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
MKTG 356Consumer Behavior4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
or PSY 111 Pre-Professional General Psychology I
Behavioral Economics Electives
Choose 2 courses from the following8.0
Economics of Happiness
Managerial Economics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Financial Literacy
Personal Finance
Behavioral Science and Business Electives
A total of 5 courses must be chosen.16.0
Choose at least 3 courses from the following
Marketing Insights
Data-Driven Digital Marketing
Designing Innovative Organizations
Leadership: Theory and Practice
Dynamic Team Consulting
Team Development and Leadership
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Psychology
You can choose up to 2 courses from the following
Mindfulness & Wellbeing
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Networks and Health
Retail Intersections: Social & Cultural Issues
Empirical/Research Methods Elective
Choose 1 course from the following:3.0
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Data Mining Applications
Customer Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining for Business
Introduction to Experimental Design
Economics Electives
A total of 16 credits must be chosen. Any ECON course from the above categories can be chosen if it is not used to fulfill the corresponding category requirements.16.0
Survey of Economic Policy
Mathematical Models in Economics
Economics of Small Business
Macroeconomics
Economics of Happiness
Economic Ideas
Managerial Economics
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Mathematical Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Money and Banking
Time Series Econometrics
Health Economics
Special Topics in ECON
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Seminar in International Business
Sport Economics
Free Electives54.0
Total Credits180.0
*

Students not participating in co-op will not take COOP 101; 1 credit of Free electives will be added in place of COOP 101.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

Students who elect higher credit courses will have fewer free electives

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

5 Year 3 Coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COM 2303.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 270 (or Free elective)4.0COOP 101*1.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ECON 203 (or Free elective)4.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
PSY 1013.0 Free elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0ECON 2504.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
MKTG 2014.0ECON 3504.0  
PSY 330 (or Behavioral Science and Business elective)3.0ECON 3654.0  
STAT 2014.0MKTG 3564.0  
 15 16 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3664.0Behavioral Science and Business electives8.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ECON 3704.0Empirical-Research elective/Free elective4.0  
ORGB 3004.0Free elective3.0  
Free elective3.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Behavioral Economics elective4.0Behavioral Economics elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0  
ECON elective4.0ECON elective4.0  
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON 3224.0Free electives13.0 
ECON elective4.0ECON elective/Free elective4.0  
Free electives10.0Free electives8.0  
 15 16 13 
Total Credits 180
*

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

4 Year 1 Coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COM 2303.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 270 (or Free elective)4.0COOP 101*1.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ECON 203 (or Free elective)4.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
PSY 1013.0 Free elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0ECON 2504.0Behavioral Science and Business electives8.0Behavioral Economics elective4.0
MKTG 2014.0ECON 3504.0Empirical-Research elective/Free elective4.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0
PSY 330 (or Behavioral Science and Business elective)3.0ECON 3654.0Free elective3.0ECON elective4.0
STAT 2014.0MKTG 3564.0 Free elective3.0
 15 16 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3664.0Behavioral Economics elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ECON 3704.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0  
ORGB 3004.0ECON elective4.0  
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON 3224.0Free electives13.0 
ECON elective4.0ECON elective/Free elective4.0  
Free electives10.0Free electives8.0  
 15 16 13 
Total Credits 180
*

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be scheduled in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

4 Year No Coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COM 2303.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ECON 270 (or Free elective)4.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ECON 203 (or Free elective)4.0 
MATH 1214.0MATH 1224.0Free Elective4.0 
PSY 1013.0   
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0ECON 2504.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0VACATION
STAT 2014.0ECON 3504.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0 
PSY 330 (or Behavioral Science and Business elective)3.0ECON 3654.0Empirical-Research elective/Free elective4.0 
MKTG 2014.0MKTG 3564.0Free elective3.0 
 15 16 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3664.0Behavioral Economics elective4.0Behavioral Economics elective4.0VACATION
ECON 3704.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0Behavioral Science and Business elective4.0 
ORGB 3004.0ECON elective4.0ECON elective4.0 
Free elective3.0Free elective3.0Free elective3.0 
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON 3224.0Free electives13.0 
ECON elective4.0ECON elective/Free elective4.0  
Free electives10.0Free electives8.0  
 15 16 13 
Total Credits 180
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