Economics and Mathematics

Our students take economic analysis a step further with advanced mathematics.

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Our students are critical thinkers—they consider a problem from every angle

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.

Recent changes to this program will be updated here by late August. Please feel free to contact Margaret Menzin, Program Director for Mathematics and Statistics, at [email protected], if you have any questions.

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.

The following courses are also required:

ECON 200 Intermediate Microeconomics 4
ECON 201 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4
ECON 393 Econometrics 4
MATH 211 Linear Algebra 4
MATH 220 Multivariable Calculus 4
MATH 338 Probability 4
MATH 339 Statistical Theory 4
MATH 118 Introductory Statistics 4
MATH 227 Intermediate Statistics: Design & Analysis 4

In addition, the joint major requires either (1) three economics electives or (2) two economics electives plus 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 capstone requirement in either economics or mathematics.  Note: ECON 393 is a required course for the joint major and therefore cannot count toward the capstone requirement.  

The Capstone requirement for this major is satisfied by

ECON 370 Internship 0

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 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.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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