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 UN1102 1
Calculus III  2 MATH UN1201 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 STAT GU4001 2/3
Econometrics 6 ECON BC3018 2/3
Linear Algebra MATH UN2010 3
Analysis and Optimization 7 MATH UN2500 3
1. Upper-Level Economics Elective   3
2. Upper-Level Economics Elective   3/4
1. Math Elective at or above 2000-level   3/4
2. Math Elective at or above 2000-level   4
Senior Thesis II or Senior Seminar   4

1 ECON UN1105 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC1003
2 Honor’s Mathematics A & B may be substituted for Calculus II & III.

3 ECON UN3213 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC3033
4 ECON UN3211 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC3035.
5 A Calculus-based statistics course such as Stat UN1201 is recommended for students with little or no statistics preparation prior to taking STAT GU4001.  Very ambitious students may substitute STAT GU4203 plus STAT GU4204 for STAT GU4001. 
6 ECON UN3412 (at Columbia) may be substituted for ECON BC3018.
7 MATH GU4061 Introduction to Modern Analysis is an acceptable alternative.