Economics

Major: Economics
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSECON)
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:
 19-3011

About the Program

Drexel LeBow’s STEM-designated Bachelor of Science in Economics provides a broad education with a focus on quantitative methods and professional skills. A large number of free electives allows students the freedom to develop in-depth knowledge in a secondary field outside of economics by pursuing a minor or double major. Upon graduation, students are well prepared for successful careers in business, public service and institutions tasked with addressing society’s greatest challenges.

Additional Information

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

Degree Requirements

General education requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
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
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
or COM 230 Techniques of Speaking
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
or CS 171 Computer Programming I
Select one of the following math sequences: *8.0
Introduction to Analysis I
and Introduction to Analysis II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
STAT 202Business Statistics II4.0
Science Elective (BIO, CHEM, PHYS)3.0
General Education Elective (ANTH, ENGL, PHIL, PSY or SOC)3.0
Economics Requirements
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 350 [WI] Applied Econometrics4.0
ECON 360Time Series Econometrics4.0
or ECON 370 Experiments and Causality in Economics
Economics Electives28.0
Select 28.0 credits from any of 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
Economic Ideas
Managerial Economics
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Mathematical Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Money and Banking
Time Series Econometrics
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Topics in Behavioral Economics
Experiments and Causality in 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 electives79.0
Total Credits180.0
*

Students are encouraged to take MATH 121 & MATH 122


 

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 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0VACATION
CS 150 or 1713.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ECON Elective **4.0 
ECON 2014.0MATH 122 or 1024.0General Education Elective3.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON Elective *4.0Free Elective 3.0 
MATH 121 or 1014.0   
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 13 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0COM 230 or 2703.0ECON 2504.0VACATION
STAT 2014.0ECON 3214.0Free Electives11.0 
Science Elective3.0ECON 3504.0  
Free Elective4.0STAT 2024.0  
 15 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 360 or 3704.0ECON Elective4.0ECON Elective4.0VACATION
ECON Elective4.0Free Electives12.0Free Electives12.0 
Free Electives7.0   
 15 16 16 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
ECON Elective4.0ECON Elective4.0ECON 3224.0 
UNIV B2011.0Free Electives12.0Free Electives8.0 
Free Electives11.0   
 16 16 12 
Total Credits 180
*

ECON 270 recommended

**

ECON 203 [WI] recommended

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COOP 101**1.0VACATION
CS 150 or 1713.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ECON 2014.0MATH 122 or 1024.0ECON Elective ***4.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON Elective*4.0Free Elective4.0 
MATH 121 or 1014.0 General Education Elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0COM 230 or 2703.0ECON 2504.0ECON Elective4.0
STAT 2014.0ECON 3214.0Free Electives7.0Free Electives8.0
Science Elective3.0ECON 3504.0ECON Elective4.0 
Free Elective4.0STAT 2024.0  
 15 15 15 12
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 360 or 3704.0ECON Elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Free Elective12.0Free Elective12.0  
 16 16 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON Elective4.0ECON 3224.0 
ECON Elective4.0Free Electives12.0Free Electives9.0 
Free Electives11.0   
 16 16 13 
Total Credits 180
*

ECON 270 recommended

**

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.

***

ECON 203 [WI] recommended

 5 year, 3 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0COOP 101**1.0VACATION
CS 150 or 1713.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ECON 2014.0MATH 122 or 1024.0ECON Elective***4.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ECON Elective *4.0Free Elective4.0 
MATH 121 or 1014.0 General Education Elective3.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3014.0COM 230 or 2703.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
STAT 2014.0ECON 3214.0  
Science Course3.0ECON 3504.0  
Free Elective4.0STAT 2024.0  
 15 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2504.0ECON 360 or 3704.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ECON Elective4.0ECON Elective4.0  
Free Electives8.0Free Electives7.0  
 16 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Economics electives4.0ECON Elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Free Electives11.0Free Electives11.0  
 15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0ECON Elective4.0ECON 3224.0 
ECON Elective4.0Free Electives11.0Free Electives8.0 
Free Electives11.0   
 16 15 12 
Total Credits 180
*

ECON 270 recommended

**

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.

***

ECON 203 [WI] recommended

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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