Economics-Mathematics Combined Major | St. Lawrence University Math, Computer Science, and Statistics

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.

The mathematics-economics combined major requires 16 units

Economics

  • ECON 100 - Introduction to Economics
  • ECON 251 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 252 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 342 - Econometrics
  • ECON 344 - Mathematical Economics
Economics Electives
  • Three electives, at least two at the 300 level or above.
Mathematics
  • MATH 135 - Calculus I
  • MATH 136 - Calculus II
  • MATH 205 - Multivariable
  • MATH 217 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 325 - Probability
  • STATS 326 - Mathematical Statistics or STATS 343 - Time Series Analysis
Mathematics/Statistics Electives
  • Two electives at the 300 level or above. 
  • MATH 280 - Bridge to Higher Math counts at a 300+ elective
NOTES:
  • Students considering graduate work in economics or statistics are strongly encouraged to take MATH 280 and MATH  305.
  • Students considering graduate work in mathematics are strongly encouraged to take MATH 217 - Linear Algebra along with all of MATH 305, 306, 315, and 316, a full year each of analysis and algebra
  • You cannot double major in stats and math/econ

Here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study.