The interdepartmental major in mathematics/economics is intended for those students who wish to combine these two areas of study but do not want to limit their course work in other liberal arts areas by having to take all of the classes necessary for completion of the two majors. Students interested in economics can learn the mathematical approach to this discipline, while students interested in mathematics will learn the importance of mathematics as a theoretical and empirical tool for solving economic and business problems. Students with this interdepartmental major will be well prepared to enter a career in business consulting or to enroll in graduate programs in economics, business, operations research or applied mathematics.
Requirements for Major
Each department may waive one or more of its own courses for students with advanced high school preparation.
All courses for the mathematics/economics major must be taken for a numerical grade.
Mathematics/economics majors are expected to attend all colloquia of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.
This major is not intended to lead to secondary teacher certification; however, a student may combine this major with a certification major in mathematics.
This major is not open to those who have a major in mathematics or economics.
A student satisfies the requirement for the mathematics/economics major by successfully completing the following 13 units: