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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 25, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics - Economics, BS

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This major was designed for students who may be interested in the quantitative aspects of economic analysis and mathematics. Graduates will be well prepared to pursue a career in business or industry (such as forecasting, analysis, or research). However, many students completing this degree will choose to enter graduate school in economics, business, applied mathematics, or a related field. The curriculum for the joint major consists of nine economics courses, including the core theory courses and some quantitative field courses, seven mathematics courses, and two courses in statistics.

Required courses for the Mathematics - Economics joint major

The mathematics - economics joint major requires the completion of 59 credits, or as few as 52 with UHC (University Honors Course) options, distributed as follows.

Mathematics courses

One of the following

One of the following courses.

Honors major requirements

To qualify for departmental honors in the mathematics and economics joint major, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completes all required economics courses taking ECON 1180 Mathematical Economics and a pro-seminar (ECON 1700 - 1730) for the two ECON 1000-level electives; and
  • Maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the mathematics courses, a GPA of 3.5 in the economics courses, and an overall GPA of 3.5.

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