Joint Major

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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





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.

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
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



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.

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
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

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