Joint Major

Geography and economics students

Pursuing a joint major allows students to broaden the scope of their undergraduate education. The Department of Economics offers established joint majors with the Department of Mathematics and theDepartment of Geography. Students in joint major programs are eligible for Honors nominations on the same terms as other majors in economics.

Economics majors may also propose a new joint major, involving completion of approximately two-thirds of standard economics requirements, as long as they meet the following guidelines:

  • Joint majors must be between programs leading to the same degree (BA). For example, a student may not propose a joint major between Economics (BA) and Business Administration (BS).
  • The joint major must be with a field that is complementary to economics. The Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics shall determine whether the proposed joint major is appropriate. (Additional requirements may be imposed by the other department involved in the joint major.)
Please Note

To pursue a joint major, students must apply to BOTH departments. Students should also consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in both departments to confirm the degree requirements.

Joint Major Requirements

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General Joint Major in Economics (BA)

The following requirements apply to ALL economics joint major degrees. Additional requirements will be imposed by the other department involved in the joint major

Courses   Credits
Prerequisites MTH 121-122, or
MTH 141-142, or
MTH 131 and 122, or
MTH 131 and MTH 142
N/A
Required Economics Courses

ECO 405: Microeconomic Theory

ECO 407: Macroeconomic Theory

ECO 480: Econometrics I

3

3

4

Economics Upper-Level Electives

Two additional courses at the 300-level or above, excluding ECO 495, ECO 496, ECO 498 and ECO 499.

 

ECO 406 is required to graduate with Honors in Economics and can be used as an upper level elective course.

6
Other Economics Electives May include upper or lower level courses. 6
Permitted Substitution for ECO 480 MTH 411 and STA 302; or GEO 211 and 411; or EAS 305 3-4
Total BA Credits   22

Joint Major in Economics and Mathematics (BA)

Students who wish to pursue a joint major in Economics and Mathematics must submit separate applications to each department. To graduate with this degree, students must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, a 2.0 GPA in the courses listed below, and fulfill all other university requirements. Students should consult with their advisor in each department to choose their 400-level courses. Exceptions to the curriculum may be allowed through consultation with the appropriate department.

Courses   Credits
Prerequisites Minimum 2.5 GPA in MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241 and all economics courses.  N/A
Required Economics Courses

ECO 405: Microeconomic Theory

ECO 407: Macroeconomic Theory

3

3

Economics Upper-Level Electives

Two additional courses at the 300-level or above, excluding ECO 480, ECO 481, ECO 495, ECO 496, ECO 498 or ECO 499.

 

ECO 406 is required to graduate with Honors in Economics and can be used as an upper level elective course.

6
Required Mathematics Courses MTH 141: College Calculus I
MTH 142: College Calculus II
MTH 241: College Calculus III
MTH 306: Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 309: Introduction to Linear Algebra
MTH 311: Introduction to Higher Mathematics
MTH 411: Probability Theory
MTH 412: Introduction to Statistical Inference
MTH 419: Introduction to Algebra I
MTH 431: Introduction to Real Variables 1
40
Required Mathematics Electives One (1) 300/400 level Mathematics course except MTH 417. Students should contact the Department of Mathematics to check the continued applicability of mathematics requirements. 3-4
Total BA Credits   58-61

Joint Major in Economics and Geography (BA)

One purpose of the joint major in Economics and Geography is to provide flexibility for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in subjects such as Economics, Geography, Regional Science and Regional and Urban Planning. Students who wish to pursue this major must submit separate applications to each department. To graduate with this degree, students must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, a 2.0 GPA in the courses listed below, and fulfill all other university requirements. Students should consult with their advisor in each department to choose their 400-level courses. 

Courses   Credits
Prerequisites

MTH 141: College Calculus 1

MTH 142: College Calculus 2

N/A
Required Economics Courses ECO 405: Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407: Macroeconomic Theory

3

3

Economics Upper-Level Electives

Two additional economics courses at the 300-level or above, excluding ECO 480, ECO 495, ECO 496, ECO 498 or ECO 499.

 

ECO 406 is required to graduate with Honors in Economics and can be used as an upper level elective course.

6
Required Mathematics Courses* MTH 411: Probability Theory
MTH 412: Introduction to Statistical Inference

4

4

Required Geography Courses GEO 103: Geography of Economic Systems
GEO 330: Dynamics of International Business
GEO 366: Urban Geography or GEO 367: Urban Social Geography

3

3

3

Geography Electives Two (2) courses at the 300 or 400 level in the Urban and Regional Analysis area. 6-8
Total BA Credits   35-37

*It is highly recommended that students also take MTH 241: College Calculus 3 and MTH 309: Introduction to Linear Algebra.