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MATHEMATICAL Economics OPTION

As the economics profession becomes increasingly mathematical, economics majors who plan to go to graduate school need a strong math background.  The Mathematical Economics option provides students with the technical background necessary for graduate work in Economics and Finance.

To receive a major in Mathematical Economics you must complete a minimum of 51 credits as listed below.

  • Principles (8 credits):

ECON 201 – Introduction to Microeconomics (4 credits)
ECON 202 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (4 credits)

  •  Calculus (4 credits):

MATH 241 – Calculus for Management & Social Science (4 credits)
       OR
MATH 251 – Differential Calculus (4 credits)

  •   Microeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 411 – Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 415 – Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Statistics (4 credits):

ECON 423 – Econometrics I (4 credits)

  •   Econometrics (4 credits):

ECON 427 – Econometrics II (4 credits)

  •   WIC Course (4 credits):

ECON 428 – Introduction to Economic Research (4 credits)
      OR
ECON 439 – Public Policy Analysis (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 463 – Efficiency and Productivity analysis (4 credits)

  • Additional Requirements (19 credits)

ECON 329 – Mathematical Economics (4 credits)
MTH 252 – Integral Calculus (4 credits)
MTH 254 – Vector Calculus (4 credits)
MTH 341 – Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MTH 342 – Linear Algebra (4 credits)

All students must receive a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in all upper-division required courses and must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken for the Mathematical Economics option.  None of the 51 credits may be taken S/U.  No more than 4 credits of self-study courses (ECON 401-406, 408-410) may be counted towards the 51 credit requirement.