Are you interested in applying your math skills to the dynamic world of economics? Does the idea of a rigorous, challenging curriculum that prepares you for an exciting career as an economic analyst sound appealing? Then a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics is right for you. This interdepartmental major between Ball State’s Department of Economics and Department of Mathematical Sciences will open a host of opportunities for you, including pursuing a double major or intensive graduate work.
The mathematical economics undergraduate major consists of at least 120 credit hours divided into four groups of courses: The University Core Curriculum, undergraduate business foundation courses, specialized mathematical economics coursework, and general electives to round out your degree.
This course of study also enables you to pursue a double major in mathematical economics and actuarial science or mathematical economics and mathematical sciences, or to pursue graduate work.
Classes You Will Take
A few of the classes you will take as a mathematical economics major include:
- Calculus 1
- Discrete Math
- Linear Algebra
- Probability and Statistics
For a complete list of all classes and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Mathematical Economics?
Our students have gone on to top graduate programs including economics Ph.D. programs at the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and graduate work at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Students have attended law schools such as George Washington, UCLA and the University of Alabama. They have also gone on to work at J.P. Morgan Chase, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Indiana Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and to top law schools and doctorate programs.
Paying for Your Education
On top of the dozens of scholarships that Ball State offers to all of its students, our department has several we award to our own students to recognize their accomplishments. Learn more.
Ready to Apply?
Interested in applying? The first step is to be admitted as an undergraduate at Ball State.
Freshmen may declare a mathematical economics major by meeting with the freshman advisor in Academic Advising in North Quad, room 339. Sophomores should go to WB Advising Center in Whitinger Business Building, room 146, to declare this as a second major or switch to this major.
Want to Learn More?
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