Academic Catalog

Mathematics-Economics Major — B.A.

The mathematics-economics program provides quantitative background for students who wish to enter graduate school, industry, and government. It offers the mathematics student applications in the form of economic models and econometric studies, and it offers the economics student the foundations and analysis of mathematics necessary for a cogent exposition of quantitative economics. In general, the program places economics and mathematics into the broad context of rigorous analytical studies.

Policy on prerequisites: A grade of C- or better is required for a course in mathematics to fulfill a prerequisite for another mathematics course. A student must receive the permission of the mathematics department to take a mathematics course that is a prerequisite for a mathematics course for which he or she has previously received credit.


Mathematics-Economics Major Requirements59-60
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 129-41
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

An overall average of C (2.00) or above is required in mathematics and economics courses being used to fulfill the minimum course requirements for the major. No more than one passing grade below C- in those courses may be used. 

MATH 11100Calculus I4
MATH 11200Calculus II4
MATH 18500Math Experimentation3
or COMP 17100 Principles of Computing Science I
MATH 19100World of Mathematics1
MATH 21100Calculus III4
MATH 21400Differential Equations3
MATH 21600Statistical Analysis3
MATH 23100Linear Algebra3
MATH 27000Mathematical Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics3
MATH xxxxxOne mathematics elective at level 3 or above (excluding MATH 39100)3-4
ECON 12100Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 12200Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 20100Micro Analysis3
ECON 20200Macro Analysis3
ECON 22100Money and Banking3
ECON 33300Econometrics I3
ECON 33400Econometrics II3
ECON 38500International Economics3
ECON 39200Senior Economics Thesis Prep1
ECON 49200Senior Thesis in Economics3
Total Credits59-60