2020-2021 Catalogue

Quantitative Economics Major

This major focuses on the systematic study of mathematical and statistical analysis of economic phenomena and problems. Includes instruction in economic statistics, optimization theory, cost/benefit analysis, price theory, economic modeling, and economic forecasting and evaluation. Within this degree program, students take nine courses within the major, as well as two semesters of calculus (MA 131/139). The quantitative focus of the major includes intermediate level theory courses, two econometrics courses, and a quantitative methods in economics course. This major may be of interest to students pursuing highly analytical career fields, as well as students potentially interested in going on to graduate school in economics or related fields. This major is STEM designated so may be of particular interest to international students qualifying for extended work opportunities.

In addition to the specific major requirements described below, students must also complete the General Education Curriculum, and additional degree requirements for business majors, including the General Business Core, focused-course requirements, and additional electives.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
MA 131Calculus I3
MA 139Calculus II3
EC 224Intermediate Price Theory3
EC 225Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 282Introduction to Econometrics3
EC 425Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business
EC 483Applied Econometrics3
Select four EC Electives (may be fulfilled by an EC course not otherwise required)12