Economic Analysis

Major: Economic Analysis
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAECON)
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: 45.0601
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
19-3011

About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics introduces students to modern economics within the context of a broad liberal arts curriculum. The degree is well suited for students interested in the relation of economics to the other social science disciplines and humanities, and it provides an even broader liberal arts education than the Bachelor of Science in Economics. The BA in Economics offers students the flexibility to combine their studies in economics with a major or minor in another field of study.

Additional Information

For more information about this major, contact the School of Economics.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
or COM 230 Techniques of Speaking
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
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
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
Two Science electives (6.0-8.0) **6.0
Political Science elective4.0
Two Diversity electives ***6.0
Two International Studies electives (6.0-8.0) 6.0
Two Arts & Humanities electives6.0
Two Modern Language electives8.0
Choose One Math Sequence:8.0
Introduction to Analysis I
and Introduction to Analysis II
OR
Calculus I
and Calculus II
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Required Economics Courses
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 250Game Theory and Applications4.0
ECON 301Microeconomics4.0
ECON 321Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 322 [WI] Economics Seminar4.0
ECON 326 [WI] Economic Ideas4.0
Economics Electives32.0
Select at least 32 credits from the following:
Survey of Economic Policy
Mathematical Models in Economics
Economics of Small Business
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Economics of Happiness
Managerial Economics
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Mathematical Economics
Applied Econometrics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Money and Banking
Time Series Econometrics
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Topics in Behavioral Economics
Experiments and Causality in Economics
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Seminar in International Business
Sport Economics
Free Electives56.0
Total Credits180.0
*

Students not participating in COOP will take an extra Free Elective credit in place of COOP 101.

**

Science courses are selected from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Environmental Science (ENVS), Physics (PHYS), or Physics-Environmental Science (PHEV).

***

Students should contact the School of Economics for a list of courses that fulfill this requirement.

GST 101, GST 102COM 345, COM 362; SOC 330, SOC 340; PSCI 140, PSCI 150 PSCI 240, PSCI 252, PSCI 255; INTB 200, INTB 332, INTB 334, INTB 336, INTB 338

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

4 year, no co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COM 270 or 2303.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 102 or 1224.0ECON Elective (203 Recommended)4.0 
MATH 101 or 1214.0ECON Elective (270 Recommended)4.0Political Science Elective4.0 
UNIV B1011.0 Science Elective3.0 
 13 15 17 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0ECON 2504.0VACATION
STAT 2014.0Arts/Humanities4.0Diversity Elective3.0 
Arts/Humanities3.0Modern Language4.0Free Elective8.0 
Modern Language4.0Science Elective4.0  
 15 16 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3264.0Diversity Elective4.0ECON Elective4.0VACATION
ECON Elective4.0ECON Elective4.0Free Elective9.0 
Free Elective4.0Free Elective7.0International Elective3.0 
International Elective3.0   
 15 15 16 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON Elective4.0ECON 3224.0 
ECON Elective4.0Free Electives9.0ECON Elective4.0 
Free Elective11.0 Free Electives6.0 
 16 13 14 
Total Credits 180

4 year, one co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COM 270 or 2303.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0COOP 101*1.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 102 or 1224.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 101 or 1214.0ECON Elective (270 Recommended)4.0ECON Elective (203 Recommended)4.0 
UNIV B1011.0 Science Elective3.0 
 13 15 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0ECON 2504.0ECON Elective4.0
STAT 2014.0Arts/Humanities4.0Diversity Elective3.0Free Elective8.0
Arts/Humanities4.0Modern Language4.0ECON Elective4.0International Elective4.0
Modern Language4.0Science Elective3.0Political Science Elective4.0 
 16 15 15 16
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3264.0ECON Elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Diversity Elective4.0Free Electives7.0  
ECON Elective4.0International Elective4.0  
Free Electives3.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON Elective4.0ECON 3224.0 
ECON Elective4.0Free Electives11.0Free Elective11.0 
Free Electives11.0   
 16 15 15 
Total Credits 180
*

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

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.

 5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COM 270 or 2303.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0COOP 101*1.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 102 or 1224.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 101 or 1214.0ECON Elective (270 Recommended)4.0ECON Elective (203 Recommended)4.0 
UNIV B1011.0 Science Course4.0 
 13 15 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
STAT 2014.0Arts/Humanities4.0  
Arts/Humanities4.0Modern Language4.0  
Modern Language4.0Science Elective4.0  
 16 16 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3264.0ECON 2504.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Diversity Elective3.0ECON Elective4.0  
ECON Elective4.0International Elective4.0  
Political Science Elective4.0   
 15 12 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON Elective4.0ECON Elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Free Elective11.0Free Elective8.0  
 International Elective4.0  
 15 16 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON Elective4.0ECON 3224.0 
Diversity Elective4.0Free Elective11.0Free Elective11.0 
ECON Elective4.0   
Free Elective8.0   
 17 15 15 
Total Credits 180
*

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major. 

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.

Co-op/Career Opportunities

The study of economics prepares students for a variety of fields: research economists in banks, government and universities; law; economic development for local government, banks and firms; business management and consulting; government and international agencies, such as the CIA, World Bank, IMF and USAID; and business and economic journalism.

Career Paths and Degree Combinations

Economics provides an excellent foundation for many career options and can also be combined with many other majors and minors in preparing students for great careers.

For example:

Banking and Finance

  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics and Business
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Business Economics Concentration
  • Economics and Physics

Academia

  • Economics and Anthropology
  • Economics and Psychology
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Economics and Public Health
  • Economics and Philosophy

Economics Research in Industry

  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Mathematical Economics Concentration
  • Economics and Marketing
  • Economics and Finance

High Tech and IT Industries

  • Economics and Data Science
  • Economics and Information Systems 
  • Economics and Chemistry
  • Economics and Biology

Economics Research in Governments and International Organizations

  • Economics and Environmental Studies
  • Economics and Political Science
  • Economics and International Studies

Law School and Other Graduate School Options

  • Economics and Legal Studies
  • Economics and Philosophy
  • Economics and Political Science
  • Economics and International Studies

Opportunities

Recently, economics students have obtained positions at the following institutions:

  • Federal Reserve Bank, Board of Governors
  • Citibank
  • Vanguard Corporation
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Black Rock Inc.
  • Tyco Electronics

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

School of Economics Faculty

Marco Airaudo, PhD (University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia). Associate Professor. Computational economics, international economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Patricia Awerbuch, MBA (Drexel University). Associate Clinical Professor. Distance learning, environmental economics.
Richard Barnett, PhD (University of Minnesota). Clinical Professor. Economic theory, macroeconomics.
Sebastien Bradley, PhD (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Public finance, international economics.
Mian Dai, PhD (Northwestern University). Associate Professor. Industrial Organization.
Pia DiGirolamo, PhD (Purdue University). Associate Clinical Professor. Forensic economics, distance learning.
Shawkat M. Hammoudeh, PhD (University of Kansas). Professor. Applied econometrics, financial economics, international economics, and natural resource economics.
Teresa Harrison, PhD (University of Texas Austin) Academic Director of the Center for Nonprofit Governance. Professor. Econometrics, public finance, industrial organization, empirical microeconomics including health and nonprofit organizations.
Paul E. Jensen, PhD (Penn State University) Nina Henderson Provost. Professor. International trade.
Stephen Joyce, MA (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Education and human capital.
Andre Kurmann, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Computational economics, financial economics, labor economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Ohyun Kwon, PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Assistant Professor. International Trade and Trade Agreements
Christopher A. Laincz, PhD (Duke University). Associate Professor. Economic development, technological change, and growth, industrial organization, macroeconomics and monetary economics.
Vibhas Madan, PhD (Michigan State University) R John Chapel Jr. Dean. Professor. International trade theory, applied microeconomics.
Roger A. McCain, PhD (Louisiana State University) Co-director. Professor. Computational economics, game theory.
Irina Murtazashvili, PhD (Michigan State University). Associate Professor. Applied econometrics.
Maria Olivero, PhD (Duke University). Associate Professor. Open Economy macroeconomics, mathematical and quantitative methods, macroeconomics.
Eydis Olsen, MA (American University). Associate Clinical Professor. International business, banking.
Tristan Potter, PhD (Boston College). Assistant Professor. Macroeconomics, labor.
Konstantinos Serfes, PhD (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana). Professor. Industrial organization; microeconomics; game theory
Ricardo Serrano-Padial, PhD (University of California at San Diego). Associate Professor. Microeconomics theory, information economics with applications in finance, macroeconomics and industrial organization.
Mark Stehr, PhD (University of California at Berkeley) Director, School of Economics. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Drexel University LeBow College of Business. Health policy; health economics; data analysis methods.
Constantinos Syropoulos, PhD (Yale University) Trustee Professor of International Economics. Professor. International trade, political economy, applied microeconomics.
Yoto Yotov, PhD (Boston College). Professor. International trade, applied microeconomics, political economy.

Emeritus Faculty

Edward C. Koziara, PhD (University of Wisconsin). Professor Emeritus. Applied micro and macro economics.
Bijou Yang Lester, PhD (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus. Behavioral characteristics of shopping on-line, economic issues of electronic commerce, contingent employment and part-time work, the economy and suicide.
Andrew G. Verzilli, PhD (Boston College). Professor Emeritus. Teaching effectiveness in economics; economics and financial history.
Chiou-shuang Yan, PhD (Purdue University). Professor Emeritus. International economics, input-output analysis.
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