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Department of Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements ECONMATHBA
The interdepartmental major in economics and mathematics is designed to enable students to model economic questions mathematically, and to analyze and solve those models. Students must meet the following course requirements. Any course may be replaced by the honors equivalent.

Requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Economics courses.
    1. Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
      • ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
      • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
      • ECON-E 251 Fundamentals of Economics I
      • ECON-S 201 Introduction to Microeconomics: Honors
    2. Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
      • ECON-B 252 Fundamentals of Economics for Business II
      • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
      • ECON-E 252 Fundamentals of Economics II
      • ECON-S 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics: Honors
    3. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
      • ECON-E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
      • ECON-S 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: Honors
    4. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
      • ECON-E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
      • ECON-S 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory: Honors
    5. Electives. Three (3) additional economics courses numbered above ECON-E 322, including at least one at the 400–499 level. ECON-E 370, ECON-E 496, and ECON-X 373 cannot be used to meet this requirement.
  2. Mathematics courses.
    1. Calculus I. One (1) course:
      • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
      • MATH-S 211
    2. Calculus II. One (1) course:
      • MATH-M 212 Calculus II
      • MATH-S 212 Honors Calculus II
    3. Linear Algebra. One (1) course:
      • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
      • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates
      • MATH-S 303 Honors Course in Linear Algebra
    4. Calculus III. One (1) course:
      • MATH-M 311 Calculus III
      • MATH-S 311 Honors Course in Calculus III
    5. Mathematics Area. Two (2) courses, including at least one at the 400–499 level, from the following lists of courses, grouped by mathematics area (Students who qualify for honors may use MATH-S 499 to replace the second course in a mathematical area with approval of the Department of Mathematics):
      • Analysis
        • MATH-M 312 Calculus IV
        • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis I
        • MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis II
        • MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables with Applications
        • MATH-M 420 Metric Space Topology
        • MATH-M 420 Metric Space Topology
        • MATH-S 312 Honors Course in Calculus IV
        • MATH-S 413 Honors Course in Analysis I
        • MATH-S 414 Honors Course in Analysis II
        • MATH-S 415 Honors Elementary Complex Variables
      • Differential Equations
        • MATH-M 343
        • MATH-M 344
        • MATH-M 441 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications I
        • MATH-M 442 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications II
        • MATH-S 343 Honors Course in Differential Equations
        • MATH-S 344 Honors Course in Differential Equations II
      • Applied Mathematics
        • MATH-M 371 Elementary Computational Methods
        • MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications I
        • MATH-M 451
        • MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis I
        • MATH-M 472 Numerical Analysis II
      • Probability and Statistics
        • MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory I
        • MATH-M 464 Introduction to Probability Theory II
        • MATH-S 463 Honors Course in Probability Theory I
  3. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
    • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.