Mathematics – Economics Major

Major in Mathematics-Economics

At Merrimack College, math and economics are a natural pair, complementing and building on each other.

As a mathematics-economics major, you’ll study the intersection of economic principles and mathematical applications and learn to model and analyze market trends.

The expertise you’ll gain in mathematics and economics, combined with Merrimack’s core curriculum, will give you the analytical and critical thinking skills you’ll need to prosper in a globalized and ever-changing world.

What You’ll Learn

In the mathematics-economics program, you will:

  • Learn how to approach problems using the logical framework of analysis known as “the economic method”
  • Learn to analyze economic and social issues by applying economic research
  • Understand the complementary nature of mathematics and economics, and how the research methods of economists can be used to study other disciplines
  • Sharpen your written and oral skills and use them to describe the process and results of mathematical analysis

Hands-on Learning

You can showcase your quantitative and critical reasoning abilities by doing a capstone project. This is a directed study or research project in which you’ll apply mathematical and economic concepts to your topic of interest.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of the mathematics-economics program, you’ll be well equipped to pursue a career in academia or in business or government. The data analysis and research skills of a mathematics-economics major are in high demand. Positions held by some of our recent graduates include:

  • Cost estimator
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Professor
  • Statistician

Courses You’ll Take

Mathematics-Economics Major Curriculum

Mathematics-Economics Major Requirements

General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements.

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Sample Curriculum Guide

Wondering when you’ll take certain courses? Use the Curriculum Guide—a sample four-year schedule—to get a sense of what your path to graduation looks like.