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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 hoursTo 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
elective 

 300- and 400-level ECON course not already required for the major.   
 Some courses may count as Colonnade Connections courses

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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 Last Modified 1/8/19