Joint Major
A joint major is one way for a student to broaden the scope of his/her undergraduate education. There are two structured joint majors, Economics & Mathematics, and Economics & Geography.
A student may propose a new joint major. It must involve completion of approximately twothirds of the normal economics requirement. Students in joint major programs are eligible for Honors nominations on the same terms as other majors in Economics. Joint majors must be between programs leading to the same degree. For example, a student may not have a joint major between Economics (B.A.) and Business Administration (B.S.). Moreover, the joint major must be with a field that is complementary to economics. The Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics shall determine whether the proposed joint major is appropriate. Additional requirements will be imposed by the other department involved in the joint major.
TO ENTER SUCH PROGRAMS, STUDENTS MUST APPLY TO BOTH DEPARTMENTS. THEY SHOULD ALSO CONSULT THE DIRECTORS OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES IN BOTH DEPARTMENTS TO CONFIRM THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.
Normal Joint Major Requirement in Economics (B.A.)
(Additional requirements will be imposed by the other department involved in the joint major)
Normal Joint Programs in Economics (B.A.) Program  Credits  
Prerequisites  MTH 121122 or MTH 141142 or MTH 131 & 122 or MTH 131 & MTH 142 

Required Courses  ECO 405 Microeconomics Theory  3 
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory  3  
ECO 480 Econometrics I  4  
Economics UpperLevel Electives  Two (2) additional Economics courses at the 300 level or above, excluding ECO 495, 496, 498, and 499.
ECO 406 is required to graduate with Honors in Economics and can be used as an upper level elective course. 
6 
Other Economics Electives  May include upper or lower level courses  6 
Permitted Substitution for Required Courses  Required Course: ECO 480 Acceptable substitutes: MTH 411 & 412 or GEO 410 & 411 or EAS 305 

Total B.A. Credits  22 
Economics – Mathematics Joint Major (B.A.)
For acceptance into the EconomicsMathematics B.A. program, students need a GPA of at least 2.5 in MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241, and in their economics courses. Separate applications should be submitted to both the Economics Department and the Mathematics Department. To obtain the B.A. degree in EconomicsMathematics, students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA overall, a 2.0 GPA in the program listed below, and fulfill all university requirements.
Students should consult their advisor in each department concerning 400level courses. Exceptions to the curriculum may be allowed through consultation with the appropriate department.
Economics – Mathematics Joint Major (B.A.) Program  Credits  
Required Economics Courses  ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory  3 
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory  3  
Economics UpperLevel Electives  Two additional Economics courses at the
300level or above, except ECO 480, ECO 481, ECO 495, 496, 498, and 499. ECO 406 is required to graduate with Honors in Economics and can be used as an upper level elective course. 
6 
Required Mathematics Courses  MTH 141 College Calculus I MTH 142 College Calculus II MTH 241 College Calculus III MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations MTH 309 Introduction to Linear Algebra MTH 311 Introduction to Higher MathematicsMTH 411 Probability Theory MTH 412 Introduction to Statistical Inference MTH 419 Introduction to Algebra I MTH 431 Introduction to Real Variables 1 
40 
Required Mathematics Electives  One (1) 300/400 level Mathematics course except MTH 417. Students should contact the Mathematics Department to check the continued applicability of Mathematics requirements.  34 
Total B.A. Credits  15 courses in Economics and Mathematics  5861 
Economics – Geography Joint Major (B.A.)
One purpose of the joint major in EconomicsGeography is to provide flexibility for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in subjects such as Economics, Geography, Regional Science, and Regional and Urban Planning.
Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative average for admission to the program. To obtain the B.A. in EconomicsGeography, a student must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in the course of study listed below, an overall GPA of at least 2.0, and fulfill all University requirements.
Economics – Geography Joint Major (B.A.) Program  Credits  
Prerequisites  MTH 141 College Calculus 1 MTH 142 College Calculus 2 

Required Economics Courses  ECO 405 Microeconomics Theory  3 
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory  3  
Economics UpperLevel Electives  Two additional Economics courses at the 300level or above, except ECO 480, ECO 495, 496, 498, and 499.
ECO 406 is required to graduate with Honors in Economics and can be used as an upper level elective course. 
6 
Required Mathematics Courses  MTH 411 Probability Theory  4 
MTH 412 Introduction to Statistical Inference  4  
It is highly recommended that students also take: MTH 241 College Calculus 3 and MTH 309 Introduction to Linear Algebra 

Required Geography Courses  GEO 103 Geography of Economic Systems  3 
GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business  3  
GEO 366 Urban Geography or GEO 367 Urban Social Geography  3  
Geography Electives  Two (2) courses at the 300 or 400 level in the Urban and Regional Analysis area.  68 
Total B.A. Credits  3537 