Economics and Mathematics Major

 The Economics and Mathematics major has the same common core and sequential character but its quantitative dimension is expanded to become a thematic specialization. Thus this major also provides rigorous and extensive training in mathematics. This major is particularly appropriate for students planning to do graduate work in economics, which frequently demands greater mathematical training than that acquired through the minimum requirements of the Economics major.

Majors in Economics and Mathematics will need an advisor in the Mathematics Department as well as the Economics Department


Sequential Character Common Core Quantitative Dimension Thematic Focus


Course Title Course Number When Taken
Intro to Economic Reasoning 1 ECON BC1003 Year 1
Calculus II  2 MATH V1102 1
Calculus III  2 MATH V1201 1
Intermediate Macro Theory 3 ECON BC3033 2
Intermediate Micro Theory 4 ECON BC3035 2
Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy ECON BC3041 2
Intro to Probability and Statistics 5 SIEO W3600 2/3
Econometrics 6 ECON BC3018 2/3
Linear Algebra MATH V2010 3
Analysis and Optimization 7 MATH V2500 3
1. Upper-Level Economics Elective   3
2. Upper-Level Economics Elective   3/4
1. Math Elective at or above 2000-level 8   3/4
2. Math Elective at or above 2000-level   4
Senior Thesis II or Senior Seminar   4

1 ECON W1105 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC1003
2 Honor’s Mathematics I & II may be substituted for two semesters of Calculus II & III.

3 ECON W3213 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC3033
4 ECON W3211 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC3035.
5 STAT W4001 (formerly SIEO W4150) may be substituted for SIEO W3600. If neither course is offered, students may substitute STAT W3000 and STAT W3659.
6 ECON W3412 (at Columbia) may be substituted for ECON BC3018.
7 MATH W4061 Introduction to Modern Analysis is an acceptable alternative.
8 MATH E1210 Ordinary Differential Equations is acceptable