Mathematical Economics combines the study of mathematics, statistics, and economics. A strong preparation in the fundamentals of both economics and mathematics is crucial to success in the increasingly complicated international business world. At its core Mathematical Economics is the study of economic phenomena through mathematical methods and modeling.
There are excellent job opportunities in all areas of risk management. Many of the Mathematical Economics majors go into the actuarial profession after graduation. The major is also provides a strong foundation for graduate work in mathematics, economics, finance, and operations research.
Career opportunities in Mathematical Economics
The mathematical economics major combines mathematics, statistics, and economics. The major offers a strong preparation in the fundamentals of both economics and mathematics. The program prepares students to go directly into the business world with skills that are in high demand, or to go on to graduate study in economics or finance use.
Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the major requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in biological, physical, mathematical and/or computer sciences. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees in the Arts and Sciences section of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin.
Total Credit Hours - 30
Total Hours - 8
Mathematics Core Requirements
Economics Core Requirements
Other Course Work Required for the Major
Total Hours - 46
Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.
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Although the majority of economists work independently in an office, some collaborate with other economists and statisticians. Most economists work full time during regular business hours, but occasionally they work overtime to meet deadlines.
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