Economics and Mathematics, BS

Given the mathematical and graphical models used extensively in economics, economics and mathematics are natural partners. Our combined major with mathematics is designed for students who want to further develop their mathematics skills to enhance their understanding and interest in economics. This combined major is strongly recommended for students with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in economics.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Economics Requirements

Introduction to College
ECON 1000Economics at Northeastern1
or MATH 1000 Mathematics at Northeastern
Required Economics
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
Economics Electives
Complete four economics electives with not more than two at the introductory level:16
ECON 1200 to ECON 1990
ECON 2990 to ECON 3499
Intermediate Selected Topics in Macroeconomics
Intermediate Selected Topics in Microeconomics
ECON 4600 to ECON 4681
Undergraduate Teaching Experience 1
Directed Study

Mathematics Requirements

Required Mathematics
MATH 1365Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning4
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
Mathematics Electives
Complete two courses in the following range:8
MATH 3001 to MATH 4999
The following courses are recommended:
Real Analysis
Statistics and Stochastic Processes

Breadth Course

Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4

Integrative Requirements

Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3308Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences4
Integrative Course
Complete one of the following:4
Senior Economics Seminar
Applied Mathematics Capstone
Introduction to Mathematical Methods and Modeling

Combined-Major GPA/Credit Requirement

A GPA of 2.000 is required in the following six courses with no grade lower than C-
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Macroeconomic Theory
Microeconomic Theory
Applied Econometrics
Probability and Statistics

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 is required in all math courses.
A grade of C or higher is required in all math courses numbered MATH 2999 or below; grades below C will not count toward the degree.
Complete 76 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required