# Quantitative Dimension Political Economy Track

Students may complete the mathematics requirement in the Political Economy track by completing ECON BC1007 Mathematical Methods for Economics. Students may substitute MATH UN1101 Calculus I to complete the mathematics requirement. Learn more about it with the Calculus AP credit and Math sequence table in FAQs

We have found it necessary to institute a mathematics requirement in order to prepare majors for Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, ECON BC3035, and in certain upper-level electives. ECON BC3035 is a core course for the major. It has Math Methods or one semester of Calculus as a prerequisite and it is the basis for many upper-level electives.

A grade of C- or better is required to fulfill the major requirement. **Note also** that students who have already taken Econ BC3035 Intermediate Micro Theory, or the equivalent, cannot then take Math Methods Econ BC1007. Students in this circumstance should instead take Calculus.

**Statistics and Econometrics for Political Economy track majors:**

Political Economy track majors can use Econ BC2411 Statistics for Economics, or the equivalent* as either a) an open interdisciplinary elective or b) an open economics elective. They can also count Econ BC3018 Econometrics (or the equivalent Columbia course) as an upper-level economics elective. However, if they want to count both courses for the major, Econ BC2411 must be used as an open interdisciplinary elective. **[NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2021, Econ BC2411 Statistics for Economics, ****or the equivalent*, will be required for Political Economy Track majors. This will replace the open (non-linked) interdisciplinary elective]**

*Stat UN1101, Stat UN1102, or Psyc BC1101 are acceptable substitutes for Econ BC2411.