Economics/Mathematics Major

The Language of Economics Is Mathematics

A degree in economics and math is excellent preparation for a career as an economist. Employment as an economist generally requires completion of a graduate degree in economics, math or both. The integration of concepts from both areas of study provides the foundation to be successful in advanced study in economics or business.

Detailed Program of Study

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Why Economics/Mathematics?

A degree in economics and math can be an excellent gateway to many careers, particularly ones that require advanced skills in quantitative and analytical analysis.

The combination of economics and mathematics develops students skills in both fields and is particularly well suited for students preparing for graduate work in economics or business.

Professional economists are employed as researchers in both business and government and as teachers and researchers in academic institutions.

Career Outlook

A career as an economist generally requires the completion of graduate studies beyond the bachelor's degree. Given the importance of math to economic analysis the combined economics/math major has led to a high success rate for admissions to graduate programs in economics and to professional schools in law and business (MBA).

For more information please see a video made by the American Economics Association: "A Career in's Much More Than You Think"

Declaring This Combined Major

Students apply for this major using the CBE Major Declaration Form. Once students have completed the economics application process the application will be forwarded to the math department. The math department requires a plan of study for their side of the major. For more information contact