Computer Science & Economics


What is Computer Science & Economics ?

This major gives students data, analytics, and digital skills needed to excel at a career in computer science. They will also learn economics and how it relates to society. Within the major, students will take intro-level and advanced courses in both computer science and economics. They will also take courses related to CS+Economics. Courses will help form a strong bond between the two areas of interest. The curriculum will teach students to not only learn about economic theory, but apply the language of coding and data to back up their findings.

Career Options

  • Actuary
  • Computer Programmer
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Software Architect
  • Statician

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

29% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$51,527 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

ACT score: N/A

SAT score: N/A

High school GPA: N/A

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

92% freshman retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $15,952
  • Total: $37,908


  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $16,292
  • Total: $55,698


  • Tuition: $40,146
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $16,292
  • Total: $61,046