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. 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 or MTH 131 or MTH 141 4
Required Economics Courses

ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory

ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory

ECO 380 Economic Statistics and Data Analysis

ECO 480 Econometrics I

3

3

3

3

Economics Upper-Level Electives

Three (3) additional economics elective courses at the 300-level or above, excluding ECO 495, 496, 498 and 499.

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

9
Other Economics Electives   6
Permitted Substitution for ECO 380

Option A: MTH 411 or STA 301 together with MTH 412 or STA 302

Option B: GEO 211

Option C: CIE 308

 
Total Economics Credits   27
Total Credit   31

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
Required Economics Courses

ECO 405        Microeconomic Theory I

ECO 406        Microeconomic Theory II

ECO 407        Macroeconomic Theory

ECO 480        Econometrics I

 

3

3

3

3

Economics Upper Level

Electives

Three (3) additional courses at the 300-level or above, excluding ECO 495, ECO  496, ECO 498 and ECO 499.

 

9

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 Abstract Algebra (or MTH 420 Abstract Linear
                       Algebra)

MTH 431       Introduction to Real Variables I

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

4

 

Mathematics

Electives

One (1) 300 or 400-level Mathematics course excluding MTH 417. 

 

 Students should contact the Mathematics Department to check

 the continued applicability of Mathematics requirements.

3-4

Total Economics Credits

  21

Total Mathematics Credits

 

43 - 44

Total Credits

18 courses in economics and mathematics

64 - 65

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