# Mathematics – Economics Major

## Meet Your Major: Mathematics-Economics

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.

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**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

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Hands-on Learning

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.

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**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

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The Curriculum

The Curriculum

All mathematics-economics majors take a combination of these required and elective courses to satisfy the 56-credit course requirement.

#### Economic Requirements

ECO 1203 |
Principles of Microeconomics |

ECO 1204 |
Principles of Macroeconomics |

ECO 2201 |
Intermediate Micro-Economics |

ECO 2202 |
Intermediate Macro-Economics |

ECO 3313 |
Econometrics |

#### Mathematics Requirements

MTH 1217 |
Calculus I |

MTH 1218 |
Calculus II |

MTH 2219 |
Calculus III |

MTH 2220 |
Differential Equations |

MTH 2527 |
Probability and Statistics I |

MTH 3335 |
Linear Algebra |

#### Cognate Requirement

CSC 1610 |
Problem Solving With Programming |

#### Upper-Level Elective

An additional upper-level elective, numbered 2000 or above, selected from either mathematics or economics.

#### Capstone Experience

A one-semester course, directed study or directed research, taken during the senior year, which explicitly integrates mathematical and economic ideas and techniques learned in earlier courses. Possibilities that have been offered in recent years include MTH 4600: Topics in Game Theory and MTH 4600: Topics in Mathematical Finance.

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**More Info**

Kathleen Burns

Administrative Assistant, Economics

Cushing 103A

978-837-5437

Anthony Laramie

Professor and Chair, Economics

978-837-3409

laramiea@merrimack.edu