Economics and Mathematics

Major: Economics and Mathematics
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0603
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 15-2041; 15-2051; 19-3011

About the Program

The combined major in Economics and Mathematics is intended for students with a strong intellectual interest in economics, applied mathematics, and econometrics. The major offers excellent career opportunities both in the private sector and in government. The major also provides an excellent preparation for students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics or related fields.

In comparison to the regular major in Economics, the combined major in Economics and Mathematics emphasizes economics courses with more formal mathematical analysis and contains a higher math course requirement, thereby allowing students to understand and conduct more advanced research in economics and quantitative analysis. At the same time, with one year's worth of free electives, the major offers students plenty of flexibility to take courses outside the combined major, or to transition from the combined major to a double major in economics and mathematics.

Degree Requirements

University Requirements
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
or UNIV S201 Looking Forward: Academics and Careers
General Education Courses
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
or CS 164 Introduction to Computer Science
CS 171Computer Programming I3.0
CS 172Computer Programming II3.0
One course in PHIL, PSY, SOC, HIST or PSCI3.0
One course in BIO, CHEM, ENVS or PHYS3.0
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 123Calculus III4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
MATH 201Linear Algebra4.0
MATH 210Differential Equations4.0
MATH 220 [WI] Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning3.0
MATH 311Probability and Statistics I4.0
MATH 312Probability and Statistics II4.0
MATH 401Elements of Modern Analysis I3.0
Mathematics Electives: Choose 14 credits from the following14.0
Mathematics of Investment and Credit
Differential Equations II
Numerical Analysis I
Numerical Analysis II
Introduction to Optimization Theory
Probability and Statistics III
Mathematical Applications of Statistical Software
Actuarial Mathematics
Vector Calculus
Complex Variables
Partial Differential Equations
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
Linear Algebra II
Elements of Modern Analysis II
Mathematical Finance
Introduction to Graph Theory
Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods
Economics Requirements
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 250Game Theory and Applications4.0
ECON 301Microeconomics4.0
ECON 321Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 322 [WI] Economics Seminar4.0
ECON 348Mathematical Economics4.0
ECON 350 [WI] Applied Econometrics4.0
ECON 360Time Series Econometrics4.0
or ECON 370 Experiments and Causality in Economics
Economics Electives -- choose 4 of the following courses16.0
Survey of Economic Policy
Economics of Small Business
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Economic Ideas
Managerial Economics
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Resource and Environmental Economics
Money and Banking
Time Series Econometrics
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Topics in Behavioral Economics
Experiments and Causality in Economics
Special Topics in ECON
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Seminar in International Business
Sport Economics
Free Electives45.0
Total Credits180.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

5 Year 3 Coop

First Year
CIVC 1011.0CS 1713.0COOP 101**1.0VACATION
CS 150 or 1643.0ECON 2024.0CS 1723.0 
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 1224.0MATH 1234.0 
MATH 1214.0ECON Elective*4.0MATH 2004.0 
UNIV B1011.0 ECON Elective***4.0 
 16 18 19 0
Second Year
MATH 2203.0ECON 3214.0  
MATH 3114.0MATH 3124.0  
Science elective3.0PHIL or Social Science Elective3.0  
 14 15 0 0
Third Year
MATH 2014.0MATH 2104.0  
ECON Elective4.0MATH Elective4.0  
MATH Elective4.0Free Elective4.0  
 16 16 0 0
Fourth Year
MATH Elective3.0MATH Elective3.0  
Free Electives8.0Free Electives7.0  
 15 14 0 0
Fifth Year
ECON 3224.0Free Electives12.0Free Electives12.0 
UNIV B201 or S2011.0   
Free Electives8.0   
 13 12 12 
Total Credits 180

4 Year 1 Coop

First Year
CIVC 1011.0CS 1713.0COOP 101**1.0VACATION
CS 150 or 1643.0ECON 2024.0CS 1723.0 
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 1224.0MATH 1234.0 
MATH 1214.0ECON Elective *4.0MATH 2004.0 
UNIV B1011.0 ECON Elective ***4.0 
 16 18 19 0
Second Year
ECON 3014.0ECON 2504.0ECON 3504.0MATH 2104.0
MATH 2203.0ECON 3214.0MATH 2014.0ECON Elective4.0
MATH 3114.0MATH 3124.0ECON Elective4.0MATH Elective3.0
Science elective3.0PHIL of Social Science Elective4.0MATH Elective3.0Free Electives3.0
 14 16 15 14
Third Year
Free Elective7.0MATH Elective3.0  
MATH Elective3.0Free Electives7.0  
 14 14 0 0
Fourth Year
ECON 3224.0Free Electives14.0Free Electives13.0 
UNIV B101 or S2011.0   
Free Electives8.0   
 13 14 13 
Total Credits 180

4 Year No Coop

First Year
CIVC 1011.0CS 1713.0CS 1723.0VACATION
CS 150 or 1643.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0MATH 1234.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
MATH 1214.0ECON Elective *4.0ECON Elective**4.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 18 18 0
Second Year
ECON 3014.0ECON 2504.0ECON 3504.0VACATION
MATH 2203.0ECON 3214.0MATH 2014.0 
MATH 3114.0MATH 3124.0ECON Elective4.0 
Science elective3.0PHIL or Social Science Elective3.0MATH Elective3.0 
 14 15 15 0
Third Year
ECON 360 or 3704.0ECON Electives8.0ECON 3484.0VACATION
MATH 2104.0MATH Elective3.0MATH Elective4.0 
MATH Elective3.0Free Elective3.0Free Electives8.0 
Free Elective4.0   
 15 14 16 0
Fourth Year
ECON 3224.0Free Electives13.0Free Electives13.0 
UNIV B201 or S2011.0   
Free Electives8.0   
 13 13 13 
Total Credits 180
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