Mathematics/Economics Major Requirements
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, operations research or applied mathematics.
A student satisfies the requirement for the Mathematics/Economics Major
by successfully completing the following twelve courses:
Each department may waive one or more of its own courses for students with
advanced high school preparation.
While a student may begin with Mathematics 125
and still complete a major, it is recommended that prospective
majors take a similar course in high school if at all possible.
Courses counted toward the Mathematics/Economics Major must be taken for a
Mathematics/Economics majors are expected to 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
This major is not open to those who have a major in both Mathematics (or
Computer Science) and Economics.
No course to be counted toward a major in the
Mathematics and Computer Science Department may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.
Students majoring in mathematics are expected to furnish
Mathematics and Computer Science Department with information about their course work and
activities related to the department. The department will use this information
when nominating students for awards, scholarships, and membership in
professional societies, and as the basis for letters of recommendation.
Students are encouraged to include this information on their personal Web pages
or to develop a portfolio Web page for activities realted to their major.