This interdisciplinary major combines coursework in both the mathematics and economics programs. It is suitable for economics students who are interested in the technical/mathematical aspects of economics, and mathematics students who are interested in applied problems in economics. The major requirements provide a solid foundation for graduate studies or careers in applied mathematics, finance or various fields of economics.
Requirements for the Mathematics/Economics Major (12 Credits)
Economic theory (3)
- ECON 132 (US) Introduction to Economic Inquiry
- ECON 363 Microeconomic Theory
- ECON 364 Macroeconomic Theory
Mathematical theory (2)
Data Analysis* (1)
One of the following courses
- MATH 266 Probability and Statistics
- ECON 230 Economic Statistics
- ECON 452 Introduction to Econometrics and Forecasting
*Only one of MATH 266 and ECON 230 can be applied to the major.
Any 2 additional courses in Economics numbered 300 or higher. Highly recommended are:
Any 3 additional courses in Mathematics numbered 200 or higher. Highly recommended are:
- MATH 249 Multivariate Calculus
- MATH 256 Differential Equations
- MATH 446 Real Analysis
**At least one 400-level course must be taken in each department
Senior Experience (1)
MAEC 499W Senior Experience
An independent study advised by a faculty member(s) in either mathematics or economics (or both). Each student completes a research paper that demonstrates mastery of mathematical techniques; e.g., modeling or data analysis, as they apply to a topic in economics. Other activities include written and oral analysis of related work and oral presentation(s) of their paper.