BA in Economics & Mathematics

The joint major requires four prerequisites plus sixteen principal courses.

Prerequisites

CAS MA 123 and 124, or 127, or 129, or equivalent; and CAS EC 101 and EC 102.

Principal Courses

A minimum of nine additional economics courses and a minimum of seven additional mathematics courses, all completed with a grade of C or higher and distributed as follows:

Economics

  • CAS EC 201
  • CAS EC 202
  • CAS EC 305, EC 203, or MA 214* (prereq: MA 213) or SMG SM 221 (prereq: SM 122 or 299)
  • CAS EC 501
  • CAS EC 502
  • CAS EC 414 (or EC 204)
  • Electives: three other courses selected from CAS EC 320 through EC 599

Mathematics

  • CAS CS 111
  • CAS MA 225 or 230
  • CAS MA 242 or 442
  • CAS MA 569
  • Electives: three other courses, at least one numbered MA 400 or higher, selected from CAS MA 213, MA 214*, MA 226 or 231, MA 416, MA 511, MA 512, MA 581, MA 582, MA 583, MA 584, MA 585, CAS CS 112

*Note: CAS MA 214 may be used as a principal course in either economics or mathematics, but not both. Students who substitute CAS MA 214 for CAS EC 305 must take three additional electives in mathematics.

Students in this major should have advisors in both the Economics Department and the Mathematics & Statistics Department.