Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics - General Concentration
Sample Degree Path for B.S. in Mathematical Economics - General Concentration
Economics is a social science that is heavily dependent on mathematical tools. A Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics (General Concentration) gives students an opportunity to learn economics while gaining a solid foundation in mathematics. This major is ideal for students who are considering advanced graduate studies in economics as well as anyone who's interested in pursuing more technical, data-analytical jobs in economics. B.S. in Mathematical Economics qualifies for STEM OPT extension.
While not required, this major is ideally combined with second major or minor to complement this degree. The second major may not be economics, business economics, or mathematics. The minor may not be economics or mathematics.
The major requires 49 hours. To be admitted into the Mathematical Economics major, students must have earned a minimum of 60 hours (with at least 12 hours completed at WKU) with the overall GPA of at least 2.0. Additionally, students must complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0:
B.S. IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (GENERAL) - ADMISSION COURSES (13 hours) | |
MATH 136 | Calculus I (4 hours, may count as Colonnade Foundations Course) |
ECON 202 | Microeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course) |
ECON 203 | Macroeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course) |
ECON 206 or STAT 301 |
Statistics Introductory Probability and Applied Statistics |
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics (General Concentration), students
must complete the following courses:
B.S. IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (GENERAL) - MAJOR COURSES (36 hours) | |
ECON 302 | Intermediate Microeconomics |
ECON 303 | Intermediate Macroeconomics |
ECON 306 or ECON 307 |
Statistical Analysis Financial Data Modeling |
ECON 464 | Mathematical Economics |
ECON 465 or ECON 480 or STAT 401 |
Regression and Econometrics Forecasting Regression Analysis |
MATH 137 | Calculus II (4 hours) |
MATH 237 | Multivariate Calculus (4 hours) |
MATH 307 | Introduction to Linear Algebra |
MATH 310 or MATH 331 |
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics Differential Equations |
MATH 305 or MATH 310 or MATH 331 or MATH 382 or MATH 405 or MATH 435 |
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (if not already taken) Differential Equations (if not already taken) Probability and Statistics Numerical Analysis Partial Differential Equations |
ECON |
300- and 400-level ECON course not already required for the major. |
ECON 497 or MATH 497 |
Senior Seminar Math - Econ (1hour) |
Contact Information
Dr. Alex Lebedinsky
Chair and Professor
Economics Department
(270) 745-2249
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