Quantitative Dimension - Economics Track

1. ECON BC1007 Math Methods for Economics is required to satisfy the Calculus requirement for the Economics major. However, two semesters of calculus, MATH UN1101 Calculus I followed by MATH UN1201 Calculus III* may be substituted for Math Methods. (If the student has received AP credit for or has placed out of Calculus 1, then only Calculus III need be taken).

Also acceptable is a more fast-paced sequence for advanced students -- UN1207-8 Honors Calculus. (Whichever sequence you choose, the courses count toward the college wide distribution requirements.)

A grade of C- or better is required to fulfill the major requirement.

Learn more about it with the Calculus AP credit and Math sequence table

2. Two semesters of statistics and econometrics are required. Most students take Statistics for Economics (ECON BC2411) but STAT W1101 (formerly STAT W1111), STAT W1201 (formerly STAT W1211), PSYC BC1101, [SIEO W3600 or] STAT GU4001 (formerly SIEO W4150) are also acceptable to meet the requirement. Most students take Econometrics (ECON BC3018) but Introduction to Econometrics (ECON UN3412) is also acceptable.

Students whose interest lies in the mathematical or quantitative dimension of the major are encouraged to take additional courses. More advanced mathematics courses that are particularly relevant to economics include: Linear Algebra (MATH UN2010), Analysis and Optimization (MAT UN2500), Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH UN3027), Dynamical Systems (MATH UN3030), and Introduction to Modern Analysis (MATH GU4061).

* (The Mathematics department has changed its Calculus offerings since 2003 so that Calculus II and III can be taken in any order, provided the student receives a final grade of B or better in I. And since Calculus III has more topics directly relevant to Economics, we require III instead of II)