Academic Programs

Mathematics-Economics (B.A.)

Quantitative skills and analytical rigor are the foundation of modern economics -- and they're both features of our dual-major, mathematics-economics program.

Designed for students who seek a deeper understanding of both quantitative economics and the applied mathematical skills that support it, the program offers a balanced curriculum that allows you to pursue both passions equally. This integrated approach requires slightly more credit hours in both mathematics and economics than a minor in either subject, but fewer than a major. This allows in-depth study of both fields without subordinating either. The program is also flexible enough to allow you to transfer easily to a major program in either mathematics or economics up to the middle of your junior year, should your academic interests shift.

Through classroom work you'll gain fluency in micro- and macroeconomic concepts as you develop quantitative skills in mathematical modeling, econometrics, and analysis. In collaboration with your professors, you will contribute to ongoing research projects. This combination of theoretical foundations and hands-on experience has helped our graduates get into the highest caliber graduate study programs, including Cornell University and the London School of Economics. Others have begun careers in business, government, and related fields working as analysts, planners, consultants, and managers.

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