Undergraduate Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics-Economics

The requirements include 31 credits in mathematics and 27 credits in economics. A related area is not required. A grade of C or better is required in each course that is to count toward the major. No course that counts toward the major can be taken on an S/NC basis.

Requirements in Mathematics

Students will take at least 31 credits of basic courses in mathematics. In addition, it is strongly recommended that students take at least one field course. The selection of field courses in mathematics varies with the choice of specialty in economics.

Basic Courses (31 credits total)
  1. Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1, 2, 3 (12 credits total): MATH 0220, MATH 0230, MATH 0240 or 0245
  2. Two intermediate mathematics courses (10 credits total): 1
    1. Introduction to Theoretical Mathematics (4 credits): MATH 0413
    2. Introduction to Theory: Variable Calculus (3 credits): MATH 042
  3. Introduction to Probability/Mathematical Statistics 1, 2 (6 credits total): STAT 1151, STAT 1152
  4. Linear Algebra 1 (3 credits): MATH 1180 or MATH 1185
  5. Differential Equations (3 credits): MATH 1270 or 1275
Field Courses
  1. Mathematics (24 credits): Math 1100, Math 1110, Math 1280, Math 1470, Math 1530, Math 1540, Math 1550, Math 1700
  2. Statistics (21 credits): Stat 1221, Stat 1311, Stat 1321, Stat 1631, Stat 1632, Stat 1661, Stat 1761

Requirements in Economics

Students take a total of 27 credits in economics, distributed as follows.

Basic Courses (18 credits total)
  1. Economic Theory (12 credits total): ECON 0100, ECON 0110, ECON 1100, ECON 1110: 2
  2. Statistics: Econometrics (3 credits total): ECON 1150
  3. Game Theory (3 credits total): ECON 1200
Field Courses (9 credits total)
  1. One ECON elective (3 credits) not in the 0800 series
  2. Two 1000-level ECON electives (6 credits) having either ECON 1100 or ECON 1110 as a prerequisite

Departmental Honors in Mathematics-Economics

The departments of mathematics and economics offer a program leading to graduation with departmental honors in the joint major. For a degree with departmental honors, a student must take the required economics courses with the added stipulations that ECON 1180 and a proseminar (ECON 1700-1730) must be taken as the two upper-level field courses. The student must also take the following 27 credits of mathematics courses in place of the mathematics courses previously listed for the joint major in mathematics-economics.

  1. MATH 0235 (honors), MATH 0240 (honors)
  2. MATH 0450
  3. MATH 1185
  4. MATH 1530

In addition, the student must maintain a QPA of at least 3.0 in mathematics courses taken, a QPA of at least 3.25 in economics courses taken, and an overall QPA of at least 3.25.

Notes
1. Highly qualified students may substitute MATH 0450 (Introduction to Analysis) for MATH 0413 and MATH 0420.
2. ECON 0120 may be substituted for 0010 and 0020. Students who elect this option must take an additional field course.

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