Economics-Mathematics Combined Major

Mathematics-Economics 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

  • Economics 100 (Introduction to Economics),
  • Economics 251 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory),
  • Economics 252 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory),
  • Economics 342 (Econometrics),
  • Economics 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.

  • Mathematics 135 (Calculus I),
  • Mathematics 136 (Calculus II),
  • Mathematics 205 (Multivariable)
  • Mathematics 217 (Linear Algebra),
  • Mathematics 325 (Probability),
  • Either Statistics 326 (Mathematical Statistics) or Statistics 343 (Time Series Analysis). 
  • Two additional mathematics or statistics electives at the 300 level or above.  Mathematics 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 Mathematics-Economics combined major.

Students considering graduate work in economics are strongly encouraged to take Mathematics 280 and Mathematics 305.

You may download and print out the Econ-Math combined major worksheet to help plan your course of study.