About Economics at Drake

If you’re interested in fields such as business, economics or law, an economics degree from Drake is will set you on a path that can provide you with numerous options. In the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), students can receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in economics.

The BSBA degree is a good choice if you are interested in a career in business, since coursework focuses on topics such as accounting, finance and capital budgeting, in addition to economics coursework. The additional experience and expertise can make you more marketable after graduation than students who pursue a more traditional economics degree, and the program makes it easy to double major in another business field of your choice. The BA in economics is a logical major or second major for students interested in law school or select business fields. 

If you are interested in attending graduate school for economics or want to be an economist, you may want to consider the quantitative economics program. This program was developed with the department of mathematics and computer science, and students take approximately half math and half economics courses to complete the degree.

March 20, 2017
Associate Professor Debra Bishop received a regional award for her work as faculty adviser to Drake’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter. The chapter and its members also received awards.