Economics/Mathematics BA, Political Science/Mathematics BA

Degree Descriptions

The BA in Economics/Mathematics is a well-established joint major that prepares students for math-intensive doctoral economics programs or quantitatively oriented MBA programs. It features substantial mathematics and economics coursework and a senior seminar that emphasizes topics such as modeling, optimization and game theory.
The BA in Political Science/Mathematics requires extensive courses in both disciplines, emphasizes mathematical and statistical research methods, includes electives that employ these methods and has a capstone seminar that features independent math-based research work. It is suitable preparation for quantitative doctoral programs in Political Science.
Please note, students must meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 to graduate with any major or minor from the department.

All classes counting toward the degree must be taken for a letter grade. Additionally, a letter grade of "D" in a prerequisite course indicates insufficient preparation for the follow up course and we recommend that you retake the course. Major/Minor GPA will be calculated using the better of the grades when a student repeats a course.

Requirements


Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Mathematics


Class Number Class Name
Econ 101 Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 201 Intermediate Microeconomics
Econ 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econ 220 Intro to Statistical Methods
1 additional Econ course
(3 credits or more)
At the 300-level or above
Econ 420 Econometrics
1 additional Econ course
(3 credits or more)
At the 400-level or above
Math 111 Calculus I
Math 112 Calculus II
Math 211 Multivariable Calculus
Math 221 Linear Algebra
Math 250 Foundations of Mathematics
1 course chosen from the following: Math 212:
Differential Equations

Math 351:
Partial Differential Equations

Math 361:
Probability & Stats I

Math 411:
Real Analysis I
Math/Econ 425 Mathematical Economics
CS 170 Introduction to Computer Science I



Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Mathematics

Requirements for declarations on or before
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Requirements for declarations on or after
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Class Number Class Name
Pols 100 National Politics/US
1 course chosen from the following: Pols 110:
Intro to International Politics

Pols 120:
Intro to Comparative Politics
1 course chosen from the following: Pols 208:
Political Science Methods

Pols 309:
Survey Research

Pols 310:
Statistical Modeling
*3 additional Pols courses
(3 credits or more)
**At the 300-level or above
1 additional Pols course
(pre-approved seminar)
At the 400-level or above
Math 111 Calculus I
Math 112 Calculus II
Math 211 Multivariable Calculus
Math 212 Differential Equations
Math 221 Linear Algebra
The sequence:
Math 361/362
Probability & Stats I and II

* Must employ the methods of Pols 208, 309, or 310.

** These must be chosen from American politics, international relations, or comparative politics; a student choosing electives must be pre-approved by the student's adviser.

Class Number Class Name
Pols 100 National Politics/US
1 course chosen from the following: Pols 110:
Intro to International Politics

Pols 120:
Intro to Comparative Politics
*Pols 208 Political Science Methods
*Pols 310 Statistical Modeling
**2 additional Pols courses
(3 credits or more)
**At the 300-level or above
**1 additional Pols course
(pre-approved seminar)
**At the 300-level or above
Math 111 Calculus I
Math 112 Calculus II
Math 211 Multivariable Calculus
1 course chosen from the following: Math 212:
Differential Equations

Math 250:
Foundations of Mathematics
Math 221 Linear Algebra
The sequence:
Math 361/362
Probability & Stats I and II

* POLS 310 must be completed prior to enrolling in POLS 208.

** Three electives in political science at the 300 level or above, counting the 1 additional Pols Research Seminar. These electives must be chosen from only one of the following areas: American politics, international relations or comparative politics. These courses must have content (such as readings or paper assignments) which employ the methods learned in 208 and 310. A student must have his or her choice of 300 level courses approved by the joint political science and math faculty advisor. One of the electives must be an approved research seminar in political science. This type of course should be a capstone seminar in which a student would be able to fully utilize his or her training in mathematically-based research methods to work within a substantive area and/or on a substantive project. A student must have his or her choice approved by the joint political science and math faculty adviser.


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Math/Econ BA
Math/Political Sci BA (Old Reqs)
Math/Political Sci BA (New Reqs)