Degree Type
A.B., Sc.B.
More Information

It prepares students for professional careers that incorporate aspects of economics and computer technology and for academic careers conducting research in areas that emphasize the overlap between the two fields. Concentrators may choose to pursue either the A.B. or the Sc.B. degree. While the A.B. degree allows students to explore the two disciplines by taking advanced courses in both departments, its smaller number of required courses is compatible with a liberal education. The Sc.B. degree achieves greater depth in both computer science and economics by requiring more courses, and it offers students the opportunity to creatively integrate both disciplines through a design requirement. In addition to courses in economics, computer science, and applied mathematics, all concentrators must fulfill the Computer Science department's writing requirement by passing a course that involves significant expository writing.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Recognize and analyze the interdependence between the elements of complex systems, especially ones involving human actors
  • Understand concepts, tools, research methods, and key findings in several economics fields
  • Grasp microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics
  • Produce a culminating artifact such as a paper or software project at the intersection of computer science and economics


  • Professional Track (CS-Econ)

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Anina Hitt, Kielan Donahue

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2017 18  18 
2018 20  20
2019 27 27 2

Alumni Pathways

Alumni who concentrated in Computer Science are now employed in academia as well as the public and private sectors as software engineers, IT consultants, programmers, marketing executives, and scholars in the fields of computer science, linguistics, engineering, and computational biology.

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