Degree Requirements for Dual Degree in Economics (BA) and Mathematics (BS)
A solid training in the mathematical and statistical sciences is fundamental to optimally prepare economics students for graduate school. A dual degree in economics and mathematics will substantially increase program quality and career prospects for our students as well as enhancing the reputation of the economics program at CU Denver. Similarly, a solid training in quantitative and qualitative economic principles offers significant benefits to mathematics majors who seek industrial and/or consulting positions.
Students majoring in economics and mathematics for the BA/BS dual-degree must declare such by the time they have completed 60 semester hours. No pass/fail grades may count toward the dual degree. The minimum grade for all economics classes taken at CU Denver counted towards the major is C- (one D- is allowed in one counted economics elective) and the minimum GPA requirement for all CU Denver economics classes counted towards the major is 2.5. The minimum grade for all mathematics classes taken at CU Denver counted towards the major is C- and the minimum GPA requirement for all CU Denver mathematics classes counted towards the major is 2.25.
Required Economics Courses
Total: 15 Hours
Any six 3-semester-hour courses (four of them must be 4000-level) taken in economics will satisfy this requirement. Internships and independent studies require the approval of the department chair. Note: ECON 3801 and ECON 3811 cannot be counted as electives.
One of the following Mathematics courses can be counted as one Economics 4000-level elective (it can also be counted as one Mathematics required course or one Mathematics elective):
Total: 18 Hours (five Economics courses + one Mathematics course, or six Economics courses)
Required Core Courses for All Mathematics Majors
Total: 25 Hours
Required Courses for the Dual-Degree
Students must choose four approved Mathematics electives (at least 3 semester hours) above 3000, excluding MATH 3800, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, and 4830.
One of the following Economics courses can be counted as one Mathematics elective (it can also be counted as one Economics elective):
Total: 21 Hours (six Mathematics courses + one Economics course, or seven Mathematics courses)
Portfolio, Interview, Survey
In the semester of graduation, students must
In addition to the CLAS residence requirements, the Economics Department requires that
And the Mathematics Department requires that