Mar 19, 2018  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics, Data Science Concentration, B.S.

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The B.S. in Economics and Data Science concentration provides students the foundation to employ the appropriate statistical techniques to help answer a wide variety of questions confronted by decision makers. According to, "With more and more companies using big data, the demand for [those]...who know how to manage the tsunami of information, spot patterns within it and draw conclusions and insights-is nearing a frenzy." 

Economics B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree is anchored by a strong core of required economics, mathematics, and statistics courses that provide a solid foundation of analytical and quantitative reasoning. Flexibility comes from selecting one of six concentrations to complement the economics foundation courses. Each concentration has been designed to meet the specific and interests of students focused upon a variety of career or professional options. By partnering with other disciplines, our students are assured of gaining insights from cross-disciplinary studies.

Course Requirements


Students taking ECO 113 - Principles of Economics Credits: 4  should not take ECO 101  or ECO 102 . Only six hours of Principles credits will count toward the 27 required credit hours in Economics.

Concentration Requirements

Students may choose from pre-approved concentrations or seek departmental approval for a concentration of their own design. The decision regarding one's concentration should be made normally during the sophomore year. The current pre-approved concentrations are: business, data science, mathematics, political science, public administration, and the social sciences. Each of the concentrations (other than social sciences) has been structured to ensure students earn a minor in the complementary discipline.

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