Mathematics Concentration

For students who are interested in graduate school in economics or are mathematically inclined, the department offers an economics major with a mathematics concentration. The requirements to complete the concentration are:

1. The economics major, which consists of the 13 courses and capstone listed on the other side of the page.

2. Twenty-four (24) credit hours of mathematics.

a. Math 170: Calculus I
b. Math 171: Calculus II
c. Math 220: Calculus III
d. Math 225: Foundations of Higher Mathematics
e. Three electives from:
-Math 230: Differential Equations
-Math 240: Linear Algebra
-Math 311: Probability Theory
-Math 340: Abstract Algebra
-Math 360: Elementary Topology
-Math 370: Real Analysis

If you pursue the concentration with the hope of attending a Ph.D. program in Economics, the most important mathematics courses to take are: linear algebra, real analysis and differential equations. All advanced math courses are helpful in getting into a program, but those courses in particular will be useful in preparing you graduate school material.