Mathematics & Economics Major

The interdisciplinary major involving Mathematics and Economics prepares students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in Economics (at the M.A./M.S. level and, particularly, at the Ph.D. level).

For students who have no immediate plans for graduate study, the major provides valuable transferable skills (both general and specific) that allow our students to differentiate themselves from other labor force participants. 

Guidelines for a Major in Mathematics & Economics 

Degree requirements include 57-59 credits of which 27 credits are in Mathematics and 24 or 25 credits are in Economics, plus 3 credits for the Senior Seminar in Mathematics or 4 credits for the Senior Project in Economics, and 3 additional credits in Computer Science, Economics, and/or Mathematics.  

Mathematics requirements (27 credits)         

  • MATH 141 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I (4)
  • MATH 142 Calculus & Analytical Geometry II (4)
  • MATH 241 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III (4)
  • MATH 242 Elementary Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 280 Abstract Thinking (3)
  • MATH 345A Differential Equations I (3) 
  • MATH 350 Numerical Analysis (3) or MATH 354 Mathematical Modeling (3)
  • MATH 380 Linear Algebra (3)

Economics requirements (24-25 credits)

  • ECON 200 Principles of Economics: Macro (3)    
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics: Micro (3)    
  • ECON 205 Introduction to Quantitative Methods (3)            
  • ECON 300 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4) 

  • ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4)

  • ECON 305 Introduction to Econometrics (4)
  
  • One upper-division economics elective course (3-4)

Senior Seminar

  • MATH 491 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (4) or
  • ECON 400AB Senior Project in Economics (4)

Elective course credits in Computer Science, Economics, and/or Mathematics (minimum of 3 credits)

  • COSC 120 Computer Science I (3)
  • Any 300-level or 400-level ECON course (1-4)
  • Any 300-level or 400-level MATH course (1-4)