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Major in Financial Mathematics

Major in Financial Mathematics

The Department of Economics offers a joint major in financial mathematics with the Department of Mathematics. This major is intended to serve students who are interested in applying the principles of mathematical and economic analysis in the financial services industry. Students graduating with this major might become stock analysts, bond traders, or decision analysts at consulting firms; work in the pension/annuity industry; or go to graduate school in the growing area of financial mathematics.

Courses required for the financial mathematics major are:

  • ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 118 Introductory Statistics
  • MATH 120 Calculus I
  • MATH 121 Calculus II
  • MATH 220 Multivariable Calculus
  • ECON 220 International Monetary Systems
  • ECON 231 Money and Banking
  • ECON 393 Econometrics
  • MATH 319 Financial Mathematics
  • MATH 339 Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH 343 Mathematical Modeling
  • MGMT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 260 Principles of Finance
  • MGMT 311 Investments (or another 300-level finance course in management)
  • Independent learning (eight semester hours)