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Interdepartmental Major in Economics and Mathematics


The interdepartmental major in economics and mathematics is designed to enable students to model economic questions mathematically, and to analyze and solve those models. Students must meet the following course requirements. Any course may be replaced by the honors equivalent.

  1. Economics: E201, E202, E321, E322 and at least three additional economics courses numbered above E322, including at least one at the 400 level. E370, E496, and X373 cannot be used to meet this requirement.
  2. Mathematics: M211-M212 or M213, M301 or M303, M311 and at least two courses, including one at the 400 level, from one of the following mathematics areas: analysis (M312, M413, M414, M415, M420); differential equations (M343, M344, M441, M442); applied mathematics (M371, M447, M448, M451, M471, M472); or probability and statistics (M463, M464, M466). Students who qualify for honors may use Mathematics S499 to replace the second course in a mathematical area with approval of the Department of Mathematics.
  3. Statistics: ECON-E 370 or MATH-M 365. Note: a course used to fulfill this Statistics requirement (item 3) may not also be used to fulfill the Mathematics requirement (item 2) above.
Special Considerations
  1. No more than 3 credit hours of Honors Thesis (ECON-E 499 or MATH-S 499) may be counted toward the major.
  2. It is recommended that students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in economics consult with the Department of Economics concerning classes in the areas of analysis, econometrics, and statistics.
  3. It is recommended that students in actuarial studies consult the "Actuarial Studies" section in Mathematics for recommended coursework and consult with the Department of Mathematics concerning additional relevant coursework.

Students must also complete the CASE Credit Hour and Residency Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.