Mathematical Economics

Bachelor of Science

The Department of Economics and the Department of Mathematics offer a joint major leading to a bachelor of science degree in mathematical economics. This interdisciplinary program affords the student an opportunity to apply mathematical methods to the development of economic theory, models, and quantitative analysis.


Sample courses for students studying Mathematical Economics include:

  • Discrete Dynamical Systems
  • Game Theory
  • Market Design
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Financial Markets

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Practical Experience & Skills

In addition to being able to take economics further because of the possibilities allowed for by advanced mathematics techniques, the students in this major develop a heightened sense of accomplishment from intelligently applying such sophisticated and diverse techniques as multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. Going beyond the scope of mathematics or economics individually, the math-econ program allows for a more comprehensive study and analysis of applied mathematics.

Students in this program will develop the following skills:

  • Persistence
  • Patience
  • Logical manner of thinking
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Creativity
  • Comfort with abstract concepts
  • Analytical skills
  • Recognition of patterns and hidden similarities within groups of data

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Clubs & Organizations

Mathematical Economics students participate in the following clubs and organizations:

  • Dow Jones Club
  • Sports Analytics Club
  • Alpha Kappaa Psi
  • Marketing and Advertising Club
  • Management Consulting Club
  • Finance Club

Career Outcomes

Careers that often interest Mathematical Economics majors include:

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Bank Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Educator
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Lobbyist
  • Statistician
  • Technical Writer

Several recent graduates have gone on to careers as actuarial scientists, financial analysts and similar fields. Others have become statistical analysts for Major League Baseball teams, logistical coordinators for nonprofit organizations and military officers.

Related Programs

Those who are interested in Mathematical Economics also consider the following programs:


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