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

The interdepartmental major in mathematics and economics provides an opportunity for students interested in both economic and mathematical analysis to use mathematical concepts and techniques in understanding and analyzing economic problems, processes and policies. A student with this combination of disciplines would be prepared for graduate study at institutions stressing mathematical economics.

Major requirements

Mathematics & Economics Major Worksheet

The major consists of a minimum of 14 courses: seven Economics courses and seven Mathematics courses.


ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
or ECON 112 Microeconomics with BioPharma Applications
ECON 201 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 202 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 330 Applied Econometrics

One course at the 200 or 300 level in Economics.

One course at the 400 level in Economics.


MATH 101 Calculus I
MATH 104 Calculus II
MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
or MATH 151 Introduction to Data Science (Recommended)
MATH 221 Linear Algebra

One course at the 300 or 400 level in Mathematics.

Two additional courses at the 200 or 300 level in Mathematics.

William Goldbloom Bloch

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

James Freeman

Associate Professor of Economics, Coordinator for African, African American, Diaspora Studies

John Alexander Gildea

Professor of Economics

Michael Kahn

Professor of Mathematics

Rochelle (Shelly) Leibowitz

Professor of Mathematics

John Miller

Professor of Economics