Our students are critical thinkers—they consider a problem from every angle, taking economic analysis a step further with advanced mathematics.

When you study economics and mathematics, you'll apply the best aspects of statistical technique and economic principles to hands-on problem solving.

Through internships and research, you'll grow in knowledge and confidence. Our students go on to graduate school and successful careers in finance, business, government, and consulting.

Program Requirements

ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics, which are basic to all other work in economics and should be taken no later than the second year by students considering the joint major.

Students electing this joint major are also required to complete the following courses:

  • ECON 200 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 201 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 393 Econometrics
  • MATH 118 Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 211 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 220 Multivariable Calculus  (Pre-requisite of Math 120-121 Calculus or its equivalent in high school)
  • MATH 338 Probability
  • MATH 339 Probability and Mathematical Statistics

Joint majors in economics and mathematics must also take either three economics electives or two economics electives and MATH 320 Introduction to Real Analysis. In either case, two of the economics electives must be at the 200 level or higher. In addition, joint majors must complete the all-College independent learning requirement. While the independent learning requirement may be completed in other departments, students are encouraged to complete it within either economics or mathematics. Note: ECON 393 is a required course for the joint major and therefore cannot count toward the independent learning requirement.

Customize Your Program

Economics and Mathematics is an interdisciplinary program with significant requirements. Your advisor will help you develop the best path to meet your goals.

Internships and Research

Students take advantage of internships at various companies, research institutions and cultural institutions. Students have recently found internship positions at:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • The Boston Bruins
  • Lantern Financial
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • The Museum of Fine Arts

Internship students present to the Department research papers that they write to enhance their internship experience. The internship sharpens professional skills, refines career interests, enhances the résumé, and develops mentoring and networking relationships.

Faculty
    Masato Aoki
    • Masato Aoki
    • Associate Professor, Economics
    • Phone: 617-521-2580
    • Office: E203H
    Donna Beers
    • Donna Beers
    • Professor
    • Phone: 617-521-2389
    • Office: S212
    Carole Biewener
    Michael Brown
    • Michael Brown
    • Professor, Math and Statistics
    • Phone: 617-521-2688
    • Office: S217
    Robert Goldman
    Viktor Grigoryan
    Zinnia Mukherjie
    • Zinnia Mukherjee
    • Assistant Professor, Economics
    • Phone: 617-521-2582
    • Office: E203J
    Niloufer Sohrabji
    • Niloufer Sohrabji
    • Associate Professor and Department Chair, Economics
    • Phone: 617-521-2587
    • Office: E203G
How to Apply
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