Mathematics-Economics (MECO) Major Requirements

Department/Program Description.

The Interdepartmental Mathematics-Economics Program provides interdisciplinary work for students whose interest may be in economics with a strong mathematical approach or in mathe­matics applied to business and economic topics. Majors are expected to comply with the General Education Expectations. Students who complete this program will be well prepared for graduate study at quantitatively oriented business schools and graduate economics programs.  Will not be available for Classes of 2016 and beyond.

Admission to the Major.

In preparation for entering the program, a student should have completed by the end of the second year:

  • MATH121 and MATH122 or the equivalent, e.g., any 200-level mathematics course
  • ECON110 and ECON300
  • COMP112 or COMP211 or any higher-numbered computer science course.
In addition, a student should have completed at least two of the courses listed below by the end of the second year:
  • MATH221 or 223, and MATH222
  • ECON301 and ECON302
Major Requirements.
The Concentration Program requires at least twelve advanced (200-level or higher) courses selected from the offerings of the economics and mathematics departments. In addition to satisfying the entry requirements, students must complete:
  • MATH221 or 223, and MATH222
  • ECON300, ECON301 and ECON302
  • ECON380 and ECON385
  • Two additional courses in economics numbered 201 or above, at least one of which must be numbered 308 or above
  • Three additional courses in mathematics or computer science

Mathematics courses must be numbered 200 or above. Students may elect COMP301 and/or COMP312, and may elect other COMP courses subject to permission from their major advisor.

A student cannot double major in MECO and Computer Science, MECO and Mathematics, or MECO and Economics.