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Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics (ECONMATHBA)Department of Economics

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.


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.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours (*), including the requirements listed below.

  1. Economics courses.
    1. Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
    2. Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
    3. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
    4. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
    5. Electives. Three additional economics courses numbered above ECON-E 322, including at least one at the 400 level. ECON-E 370, ECON-E 496, and ECON-X 373 cannot be used to meet this requirement.
  2. Mathematics courses.
    1. Calculus. Choose one (1) of the following:
      • Calculus I and II. Both of the following:
        1. Calculus I. One (1) course:
        2. Calculus II. One (1) course:
      • Accelerated Calculus. One (1) course:
        • MATH-M 213
    2. Linear Algebra. One (1) course:
    3. Calculus III. One (1) course:
    4. Mathematics Area. Two (2) courses, including one at the 400 level, from one of the following mathematics areas (Students who qualify for honors may use Mathematics S499 to replace the second course in a mathematical area with approval of the Department of Mathematics):
      • Analysis
      • Differential Equations
      • Applied Mathematics
      • Probability and Statistics
  3. Statistics. One (1) course:
  4. GPA and Hours 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.


  • * No more than 3 credit hours of Honors Thesis (ECON-E 499 or MATH-S 499) may be counted toward the major.
  • * It is recommended that students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in economics consult with the Department of Economics concerning classes in the areas of analysis, econometrics, and statistics.
  • * It is recommended that students in actuarial studies consult the "Actuarial Studies" section in Mathematics for recommended coursework and consult with the Department of Mathematics concerning additional relevant coursework.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 62 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.