University of Pittsburgh

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Requirements for a BS in Mathematics-Economics

In addition to the requirements for a BS from the School of Arts and Sciences, a mathematics-economics major must complete the following:

  1. 31 credits in mathematics courses:
    1. Math 0220, Math 0230, and Math 0240 (12 credits). Note that Math 0220 is a prerequisite for Econ 1100 and Econ 1110.
    2. Math 0413 (a writing course), Math 0420, and Math 1270 (10 credits).
    3. Stat 1151 and Stat 1152 (6 credits).
    4. Math 1180 or Math 1185 (3 credits).
  2. We strongly recommend that students in the BS Mathematics-Economics major take at least one field course in mathematics. The selection of courses that meet this criteria varies with the choice of specialty in economics. Some suggested courses are:
    1. Economic Theory: Math 1110, Math 1250, Math 1270, or Math 1700.
    2. Econometrics: Stat 1221, Stat 1311, Stat 1321, Stat 1631, Stat 1631, Stat 1632, Stat 1661, Stat 1761.
    3. Mathematical Economics: Math 1100, Math 1270, Math 1700.
    4. Other: Math 1070, Math 1080, Math 1110.
  3. 27 credits in economics courses:
    1. Econ 0100 and Econ 0110 (6 credits), with a grade of C or better. Note that students who take Econ 0120 in place of Econ 0100 and Econ 0110 must take an additional economics elective in order to meet the 27-credit requirement.
    2. Econ 1100 and Econ 1110 (6 credits), with a grade C or better. Note that Math 0120 or 0220 is a prerequisite for Econ 1100 and Econ 1110.
    3. Econ 1150 (3 credits).
    4. Econ 1200 (3 credits).
    5. Two additional 1000-level courses that require either Econ 1100 or 1110 as a prerequisite (6 credits).
    6. One other elective in economics (3 credits).
  4. QPA in all courses for the major of 2.0 or better. No required course can be taken using the S/N option.
  5. One "W" (writing) course in economics.
  6. Only three credits for Economics 1901-1903 may be applied toward the 27 required credits for the major.