University Catalogues

Quantitative Economics Major

This major focuses on the systematic study of mathematical and statistical analysis of economic phenomena and problems. The coursework includes instruction in economic statistics, optimization theory, cost/benefit analysis, price theory, economic modeling, and economic forecasting and evaluation. With this degree program, students take ten courses within the major, as well as a semester of calculus (MA 131). 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 all designated requirements in Foundations for Success, Contexts & Perspectives in the Arts & Sciences, Business Dynamics, Communication Intensive coursework, and the additional degree requirements for business majors.  Details can be found in the Degree Requirements section of the catalogue, including the Overview and the Business Majors tabs.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 224Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 225Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 282Introduction to Econometrics3
EC 425Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business3
EC 483Applied Econometrics3
Select four EC Electives (may be fulfilled by an EC course not otherwise required)12