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Major in Economics & Mathematics

Major in Economics & Mathematics

This specialization affords students interested in careers in business, the financial services, government, and the nonprofit sector the opportunity to pursue an area of applied mathematics. The joint major in economics and mathematics provides students with the mathematical and statistical tools and concepts needed for economic analysis. Also, for those students with good mathematical aptitude who do not wish to specialize only in mathematics, the joint major in economics and mathematics provides the opportunity to develop a field of applied mathematics.

Requirements: ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 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 120 Calculus I
  • MATH 121 Calculus II
  • MATH 220 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 211 Linear Algebra
  • 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 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.