Mathematics and Economics
Offered by the Economics, and Mathematics departments.

Math + economics = plentiful career opportunities. Statistician and mathematician have ranked at the top of many recent “top jobs” lists. This interdisciplinary major strengthens your math skills, provides a foundation in U.S. and global economics, and builds analytical, organization, and communications abilities. This invaluable combination prepares you to ask the right questions, find the appropriate answers, and effectively present data to stakeholders so they can make informed decisions. Our graduates find careers in data science, finance, market research, bioinformatics, business analysis, or education; and they’re accepted into related master’s and Ph.D. programs.



100% of Mathematics & Economics majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of Mathematics & Economics majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Associate Consultant, Findream LLC
  • New Business Associate, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Regional Director, Beijing Jucheng Gravity Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 88% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Yajing Zhang

2020, Economics, Mathematics

Keefe Family Foundation Work and Learning Fellows Endowment

Ernst & Young, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

This experience made me more prepared for the accounting field, and gave me some direction about what I want to do in the future.

Mikayla Pucci

2021, Mathematics, Secondary Education

Molly Shepard '68 and Peter Dean S'68 Leader's Scholar Internship

Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA

This internship opened my eyes to all of the work and collaboration that goes into being a successful teacher, and confirmed my career goal to teach high school math. The knowledge I gained developing curriculum will be a huge asset as I begin student teaching.

Claire Archdeacon

2020, Astronomy, Mathematics

Merit Scholarship

Wheaton College, Physics Department, Norton, MA

This summer, I worked with Professor Goodman in trying to understand the physical properties of oceans trapped under the icy surface of Jupiter’s moons. We created an experiment to learn about convection cells in Europa’s ocean.

Emily Babb

2020, Business and Management, Mathematics and Economics

The Karman Family Internship Fund

The Ruth Group, New York, NY

I learned through this internship that having a creative outlet in the workplace helps keep me engaged. This internship also helped me eliminate an industry from my career path and illuminated an industry of interest.


William Goldbloom Bloch

Professor of Mathematics; A. Howard Meneely Professorship (2015-2020)

James Freeman

Associate Professor of Economics

John Alexander Gildea

Professor of Economics

Michael Kahn

Professor of Mathematics; Statistics Program Coordinator

Rochelle (Shelly) Leibowitz

Professor of Mathematics, Emerita

John Miller

Professor of Economics; Public Policy Studies Program Coordinator