This interdisciplinary major combines coursework in both the mathematics and economics programs. It is suitable for economics students who are interested in the technical/mathematical aspects of economics, and mathematics students who are interested in applied problems in economics. The major requirements provide a solid foundation for graduate studies or careers in applied mathematics, finance or various fields of economics.

## Requirements for the Mathematics/Economics Major (12 Credits)

### Economic theory (3)

- ECON 132 (US) Introduction to Economic Inquiry
- ECON 363 Microeconomic Theory
- ECON 364 Macroeconomic Theory

### Mathematical theory (2)

### Data Analysis* (1)

#### One of the following courses

- MATH 266 Probability and Statistics
- ECON 230 Economic Statistics
- ECON 452 Introduction to Econometrics and Forecasting

**Only one of MATH 266 and ECON 230 can be applied to the major.*

### Electives** (5)

#### Any 2 additional courses in Economics numbered 300 or higher. Highly recommended are:

#### Any 3 additional courses in Mathematics numbered 200 or higher. Highly recommended are:

- MATH 249 Multivariate Calculus
- MATH 256 Differential Equations
- MATH 446 Real Analysis

***At least one 400-level course must be taken in each department*

### Senior Experience (1)

MAEC 499W Senior Experience

An independent study advised by a faculty member(s) in either mathematics or economics (or both). Each student completes a research paper that demonstrates mastery of mathematical techniques; e.g., modeling or data analysis, as they apply to a topic in economics. Other activities include written and oral analysis of related work and oral presentation(s) of their paper.

# Indicators of Achievement

## Student Learning Outcomes for the Mathematics/Economics Major

**The student is proficient in mathematical thinking, including correct use of mathematical notation, formulating conjectures, reading and writing proofs, and problem-solving.****A successful student will be able to understand and formulate arguments that predict and evaluate market and public policy outcomes.****The student can understand and apply mathematical tools and methods to formulate economic arguments.****The student can communicate these arguments both orally and in writing to a nontechnical audience.**

## Faculty

**Kathryn Nyman**, Associate Professor of Mathematics**Peter Otto**, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair**Nathan Sivers Boyce**, Associate Professor of Economics

## Course Listings

### MAEC 499W Senior Experience (1)

An independent study advised by a faculty member(s) in either mathematics or economics (or both). Each student completes a research paper that demonstrates mastery of mathematical techniques; e.g., modeling or data analysis, as they apply to a topic in economics. Other activities include written and oral analysis of related work and oral presentation(s) of their paper.

**General Education Requirement Fulfillment:**Writing-centered**Offering:**Annually**Instructor:**Staff