Computer Science + Economics, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Economics

There are few disciplines more impacted by "big data" than Economics, where there is a need for analysts who not only have the sophisticated skills that are necessary to examine large administrative datasets, but also have the ability to write their own algorithms and software tools to do so. The Computer Science + Economics curriculum provides students with enhanced quantitative analysis and programming skills. Students learn a variety of economic analytical skills, both theoretical and empirical, as well as computational skills.

The CS + Economics blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. As part of the computing community at Illinois, you will benefit from being part of a top five ranked Computer Science program with world-class faculty and research. Learn more about the Department's Rankings and Statistics.

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

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CS Student Life

There are several CS-related student clubs that are open to CS + X students. Meet new friends and work on projects in and out of the classroom.

Student Organizations


Undergraduate Research

Students are welcome to explore numerous undergraduate research opportunities throughout the academic year or over the summer.

Research Opportunities


Career Services

CS + X students will have access to campus, college, and department resources to support their internship and job search opportunities. 

Career Information