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.
Quantitative economics majors develop a supporting area of quantitative electives that include three 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.
The remaining four economics electives (12 credits) may be selected from the list of upper-division economics electives.
Beginning with the Class of 2020: The remaining one economics elective (3 credits) may be selected from the list of upper-division economics electives.
Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online.