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Computer Science and Economics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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What is Computer Science and 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

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Interest in Economics in addition to Computer Science

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

92% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $38,154

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $55,944

International

  • Tuition: $40,146
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $61,292
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