Undergraduate Course Catalog

Mathematical Economics

This major helps students understand the mathematical basis of economics. The program prepares students for careers as economic analysts and for rigorous graduate work. This major also facilitates a double major in either mathematical economics and actuarial science or mathematical economics and mathematical sciences.

For more information, call the Department of Economics, WB 201, 765-285-5360, or visit the department Web site at www.bsu.edu/economics.  


MAJOR IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS, 52-55 hours

PREFIX 

NO 

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

ECON





MATH 






 

201 
202
301
302
221
or
221
or
321
165
166
215
217
259

Elementary Microeconomics
Elementary Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Business Statistics (3)

Probability and Statistics (3)

Mathematical Statistics (4)
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Discrete Systems
Linear Algebra
Intro to Mathematical Software

3
3
3
3




3-4
4
4
4
4
3

9 hours from
ECON from 300- and 400-level must include


ECON

421
or
424

Mathematical Economics (3)

Introduction to Econometrics (3)

9

6-7 hours from
MATH 267, 320, 335, 351, 362, 363, 371, 374, 422, 428, 429, 454, 456, 457, 465, and 471 

6-7

3-4 hours from
Math courses on the above elective list, ECON 300-level or 400-level, ACC 201, or FIN 310

3-4



52-55 hrs
MATH 161 Applied Calculus 1 (3) and 162 Applied Calculus 2 (3) may substitute for MATH 165 and 166 along with another 2 hours of MATH from the approved electives to complete the 52-hour total requirement. All mathematical economics majors will be required to take the Major Field Test in Economics before graduation.