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BS in Mathematics and Economics

BS in Mathematics and Economics


Admission to the Program 

This program is recommended for students interested in social science applications of mathematical concepts and for those interested in preparing for admissions to PhD programs in economics. Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in the Gateway Requirements (listed below) and the approval of the program coordinator. Program faculty counsels all students.


University Requirements

  • A total of 120 credit hours 
  • 6 credit hours of college writing 
  • 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination   

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline


Major Requirements   

  • 66 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) 
  • No more than 6 of the 66 credit hours may be fulfilled by
    Washington Economic Policy Semester courses or
    economics courses from study abroad programs.
  • No more than 3 credit hours of independent reading and study
    courses or internships may be applied to the major.

Course Requirements

Gateway Courses (18 credit hours)

  • ECON-100 Macroeconomics (3) 
  • ECON-200 Microeconomics (3)  
  • MATH-221 Calculus I (4)  
  • STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) or STAT-202  Basic Statistics (4) (with permission of department)
  • CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science (4)  

Core Courses (42 credit hours)

  • ECON-400 Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus (3)
  • ECON-401 Intermediate Macroeconomics with Calculus (3)
  • ECON-322 Applied Econometrics (4) 
  • ECON-480 Senior Research Seminar (3) or ECON-524 Applied Econometrics II (3)
  • MATH-222 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH-313 Calculus III (4)
  • MATH-501 Probability (3)
  • MATH-503 Foundations of Mathematics (3)
  • STAT-502 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • Two of the following: 
  • ECON-345/MATH-345 Introduction to Game Theory (3)
  • MATH-321 Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH-504 Advanced Calculus of Several Variables (3)
  • MATH-520 Introduction to Analysis (3)
  • STAT-525 Statistical Software (3)
  • STAT-584 Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3)  
  • 9 credit hours of additional Economics courses (ECON-xxx) at the 300 level or above, excluding ECON-370 International Economics. 

University Honors Program

To graduate with University Honors, students must be admitted to the University Honors Program, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and receive grades of B or better in all University Honors course work. There are three levels of University Honors course requirements: Level I (100-200-level); Level II (300-level and above); and Level III (Honors Capstone Project). The department Honors coordinator advises students in the University Honors Program regarding requirements for graduating with University Honors in the major. For more information, go to the University Honors Program.