The requirements for the dual degree in economics and applied mathematics include completing 21 credit hours in ECON and 21 credit hours in MATH (42 total credit hours).
Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites. ECON 5803 – Mathematical Economics is a prerequisite for ECON 5073 - Microeconomic Theory and ECON 5813 - Econometrics I. This prerequisite requirement is waived for students who are currently admitted to the MS Applied Mathematics program.
A grade of B- or better is required in all courses, with a cumulative grade point average of B (3.0) or above. No course may be taken more than twice.
The following 13 courses (36 hours) are required of all dual degree students:
The "Seminar in Applied Economics" (ECON 6053, 6054) are 8-week 1.5 credit modules, two of which are offered each semester. These courses expose students to economic literature employing quantitative analysis within the fields being covered in the modules. Modules will include, for example, labor economics, public finance, monetary economics, and economic development. The students will be required to take two of these 8-week modules as part of the core; up to two additional modules can be taken for elective credit.
Dual degree students must also choose two elective courses, according to the following guidelines:
Contact a graduate advisor in the Economics Department for information about Economics course requirements.