Economics & Quantitative Methods B.S.

Why Choose The B.S. in Economics and Quantitative Methods?

Emphasis on Quantitative Skills: Unlike a traditional Bachelor of Arts in Economics, this degree program delves deeper into the technical skills necessary for today's quantitatively oriented jobs. From your first core classes, you'll start forming connections between economic theory and econometrics, eventually specializing in advanced quantitative skills. This unique emphasis sets you up for success in a broad array of occupations and postgraduate study opportunities.

Relevant and In-Demand: With a strong focus on data analysis, computer programming, and computational methods, this degree prepares you for the growing array of jobs requiring these skills. The U.S. Department of Labor projects high national demand in areas such as financial analysis, computer systems analysis, management analysis, and actuarial science, demonstrating the relevance and need for graduates of this program.

Career-Oriented Approach: The program connects classroom learning with real-world applications, ensuring that you're not just learning theory, but also how to apply it in practice. Career coaches work with you to develop strategic post-graduation plans and communicate your strengths and skills to potential employers. They also organize events every semester to connect students with alumni and recruiters in various fields, helping you prepare for what comes after graduation.

Support for All Students: The program leverages existing campus and College programs to support underrepresented and at-risk student populations. The Department of Economics has a range of support resources, and the faculty are committed to your success, providing rigorous coursework and feedback through learning and early reporting platforms. Academic advisors and career coaches provide additional support, ensuring that you understand your degree requirements and are maximizing opportunities within your desired timelines.

Core Courses

The B.S. in Economics and Quantitative Methods includes a range of core courses designed to provide you with a solid foundation in economics and quantitative methods. These courses include:

  • Introduction to Microeconomics- Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business
  • Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
  • Data Analysis for Economists
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of Information

These courses will help you develop essential skills in economic theory, data analysis, econometrics, and more.

Ready to Apply?

If you're interested in applying or want more information, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin and Degree Map for detailed program requirements and a suggested sequence of courses.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from top scholars and practitioners in the field, develop in-demand skills, and prepare for a bright future with the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Quantitative Methods at Indiana University Bloomington. Apply today and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career!