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University of Pittsburgh    
  Mar 21, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics - Economics, BS

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Students seeking a mathematics and economics joint major must adhere to the following rules and requirements:

  • Completion of at least 58 credits in mathematics and economics courses (see below for detail).
  • Earn at least a 2.00 in all courses required for the major. The S/NC option is not permitted.
  • The Dietrich School 12-credit related area is not required.
  • Students should check with the departmental advisors in mathematics and economics about the required W course.
  • Students planning to do graduate study should keep in mind that many graduate programs require reading knowledge of one or two second languages.

The joint major provides not only a set of requirements but also suggested course sequences of mathematics and economics courses that are compatible with each other and that prepare students for various specialties. The courses follows


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

  • Complete the required economics courses with the added stipulation that ECON 1180 - MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS  and a proseminar be one of the field courses chosen.
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.00 in mathematics courses, at least 3.25 in economics courses, and at least 3.25 overall.
  • Complete the following courses in lieu of those normally taken:

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