Math-Econ Combined Major (B.S.)
The disciplines of economics and mathematics are closely related in many respects. Economics relies on mathematical analysis in the development of economic theory, while mathematics has provided solutions to optimization and control problems posed by economists. The combined major is comprised of eight courses in each discipline.
Majors must take the following five Economics courses
- Econ 100 (Introduction to Economics),
- Econ 251 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory),
- Econ 252 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory),
- Econ 342 (Econometrics),
- Econ 344 (Mathematical Economics).
- Three additional Economics electives, at least two of which should be at the 300 level or above.
The Mathematics portion of the combined major begins with the Calculus sequence.
- Math 135 (Calculus I),
- Math 136 (Calculus II),
- Math 205 (Multivariable)
- Math 217 (Linear Algebra),
- Math 325 (Probability),
- Either Math 326 (Mathematical Statistics) or Math 343 (Time Series Analysis).
- Two additional math electives at the 300 level or above. Math 280 (Bridge to Higher Math) may also be chosen as one of the electives.
Note that an SYE (Senior Year Experience) is not required for the Math-Econ combined major.
Students considering graduate work in economics are strongly encouraged to take Math 280 and Math 305.
You may download and print out the Econ-Math combined major worksheet to help plan your course of study.