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2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Quantitative Economics

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Bachelor of Arts 

This major is designed to allow students to develop strong quantitative skills within the context of the economics major. It is a very fruitful course of study for the student who plans to pursue graduate work in economics, business, or other areas in the social sciences. It also prepares students for immediate employment in careers requiring economic research.

The quantitative economics major builds upon the five courses in the core curriculum of the major and adds Mathematics for Economists I (ECN 315), Econometric Models (ECN 314), and one additional quantitative course from the following list: Forecasting (ECN 409), Seminar in Advanced Econometrics (ECN 486), or Mathematical Economics II (ECN 415). Together, these courses fulfill three of the economics electives required for an economics major. The remaining four economics electives may be selected from the list of upper-division economics electives.

Quantitative economics majors develop a supporting area of quantitative electives that include three upper-division courses (nine credits) from within or across the departments of math, computer science, engineering-physics systems, accounting, finance, or management. These courses must form a coherent unit and allow for further integration of quantitative analysis into the curriculum.

Suggested Sequence

Sophomore Sem. 1

Sophomore Sem. 2

Junior Sem. 1

Junior Sem. 2

Senior Sem. 1

Senior Sem. 2

Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits
Economics Elective 3 Credits
Non-Departmental Elective 3 Credits
Free Electives (2) 6 Credits


NOTE: The above-suggested sequence of courses reflects a typical program of study. The sequence may be modified to accommodate student needs and course scheduling arrangements. All course substitutions must be made in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and require the prior approval of the economics
department chair.

Required: ECN 101, 102, 201, 202, 214, 314, 315, and either 409 or 415 or 486, and 12 credit hours of upper-division economics electives. Also required: THL 376, one year of calculus (currently satisfied by MTH 109/110 or MTH 131/132), MTH 217, and nine credit hours from a supporting area of quantitative electives from within or across the departments of math, computer science, engineering-physics-systems, accountancy, finance, or management. Course selection to fulfill this supporting area requires approval of the economics department chair.

* A minor or double major in math, computer science, EPS, accountancy, finance, or management would automatically fulfill the supporting area requirement.

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