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Mathematics and Economics

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE THOUGH A MATHEMATICAL LENS

Studying the growth of emerging markets, consumer behavior, production schedules or portfolio optimization are important jobs in a free market economy. The ability to model loan defaults, price insurance products for life, health or property, or model uncertainty and risk in other economic activities, is a highly prized skill. The Mathematics and Economics program trains students to model uncertainty, with a focus on the financial services sector and the economy. The degree is also excellent preparation for students planning to pursue a graduate degree in Economics, as a strong background in mathematics is a must for admission into the top graduate programs.

 

RELATED MAJORS

Actuarial Sciences

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Management

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Financial Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistician

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics

What’s special about this program?

The B.S. in Mathematics and Economics is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Economics. Many students in this program also take graduate courses in Economics and Mathematics, and they often collaborate on research projects with faculty members in either department.

Get Involved

Undergraduate Research

Honors Program

Actuarial Sciences Club

Math Club

Putnam Competition

Mathematical Contest in Modelling

Sample Curriculum

FALL

MATH241 Calculus A                               

First Year Experience                                                       

CISC106 Computer Science I         

College Breadth course                     

College Breadth course             

ECON101 Microeconomics I         

SPRING

MATH242 Calculus B   

MATH210                                                            

ENGL110 Freshman English

College Breadth course

ECON103 Macroeconomics

FALL

MATH349 Linear Algebra

MATH350 Probability

ECON301 Microeconomics II

MATH243 Calculus C

MATH245 Introduction to Proof           

SPRING

MATH302 Differential Equations        

MATH450 Mathematical Statistics     

ECON303 Macroeconomics II

ECON316 US Economic History

MATH401 Real Analysis

FALL

MATH503 Advanced Calculus           

ECON422 Econometrics I

ECON460 Strategic Behavior of Firms

Writing course

Elective

SPRING

ECON415 Economic Forecasting                                                                  

ECON423 Econometrics II      

ECON426 Economic Analysis

MATH529 Optimization

Elective

FALL

MATH530 Mathematical Economics

MATH630 Probability

MATH672 Linear Algebra

Elective

Elective

SPRING

Elective

MATH631 Stochastic Processes

Elective

Elective

Elective

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