A solid training in the
mathematical and statistical sciences is fundamental to optimally prepare
economics students for graduate school.
A dual degree in economics and mathematics will substantially increase
program quality and career prospects for our students as well as enhancing the
reputation of the economics program at UCD.
Similarly, a solid training in quantitative and qualitative economic
principles offers significant benefits to mathematics majors who seek
industrial and/or consulting positions.

Students majoring
in economics and mathematics for the BA/BS dual-degree must declare such by the time
they have completed 60 semester hours. No
pass/fail grades may count toward the dual degree. The
minimum grade for all economics classes taken at CU Denver counted towards the
major is *C*- (one *D*- is allowed in one counted economics elective) and the minimum GPA
requirement for all CU Denver economics classes counted towards the major is 2.5. The minimum grade for all mathematics
classes taken at CU Denver counted towards the major is *C*- and the minimum GPA requirement for all CU Denver mathematics
classes counted towards the major is 2.25.

•
ECON
2012 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics **gtPATHWAYS:** GT-SS1

•
ECON
2022 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics **gtPATHWAYS:** GT-SS1

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ECON
4071 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory **gtPATHWAYS:**

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ECON
4081 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory **gtPATHWAYS:**

•
ECON
4091 - History of Economic Thought **gtPATHWAYS:**

•
ECON
4811 - Introduction to Econometrics **gtPATHWAYS:**

Any five
3-semester-hour courses taken in economics may satisfy this requirement, other
than internships and independent studies which require the approval of the
department chair. Note: ECON 3801 and ECON
3811 cannot be counted as electives.

One of the
following Mathematics courses can be counted as one Economics elective (it may
also be counted as one Mathematics required course or one Mathematics elective):

•
MATH 3301 Operations Research I

•
MATH 3302 Operations Research II

•
MATH 4387 Regression Analysis, Modeling and Time Series

•
MATH 4390 Game Theory

•
MATH 4450 Complex Variables

•
MATH 4733 Partial Differential Equations

•
MATH 4830 Applied Statistics

•
MATH 5350 Mathematical Theory of Interest

Graduating
seniors must submit the three best papers that the student wrote in any three
separate courses taken in the Department of Economics for the outcomes
assessment of the economics program. The
three papers should be handed in at one time in a folder to the economics
office, before the first day of the month in which the student plans to
graduate.

Lower-Division
Courses

• MATH 1401 Calculus I
gtPATHWAYS: GT-MA1

•
MATH 2411 Calculus II gtPATHWAYS: GT-MA1

•
MATH 2421 Calculus III gtPATHWAYS: GT-MA1

Upper-Division
Courses

• MATH 3000 Introduction to
Abstract Mathematics

•
MATH 3191 Applied Linear Algebra

•
MATH 4310 Introduction to Real Analysis I

• MATH 3200 Elementary
Differential Equations

•
MATH 4650 Numerical Analysis I

•
MATH 4779 Math Clinic

•
MATH 4810 Probability

•
MATH 4820 Statistics

Applied/Modeling
Elective: one course chosen from

•
MATH 3301 Operations Research I

•
MATH 3302 Operations Research II

•
MATH 4387 Regression Analysis, Modeling and Time Series

•
MATH 4409 Applied Combinatorics

•
MATH 4733 Partial Differential Equations

•
MATH 4791 Continuous Modeling

•
MATH 4792 Probabilistic Modeling

•
MATH 4793 Discrete Math Modeling

•
MATH 4794 Optimization Modeling

Depth
in Proof-Writing Elective: one course chosen from

• MATH 4110 Theory of Numbers

•
MATH 4140 Introduction to Modern Algebra

•
MATH 4201 Topology

•
MATH 4220 Higher Geometry II

•
MATH 4320 Introduction to Real Analysis II (highly recommended)

•
MATH 4408 Applied Graph Theory

Students must choose two
approved mathematics electives (at least 3 semester hours) above 3000,
excluding MATH 4012, 4013, 4014 and 4015.

One of the
following Economics courses can be counted as one Mathematics elective (it can
also be counted as one Economics elective):

•
ECON 4030 Data Analysis with SAS

•
ECON 4110 Money and Banking

•
ECON 4150 Economic Forecasting

•
ECON 4320 Financial Economics

•
ECON 4430 Economic Growth

•
ECON 4550 Game Theory and Economic Applications

•
ECON 4610 Labor Economics

•
ECON 4740 Industrial Organization

In
the semester of graduation, students must

•
submit a portfolio consisting of two papers, typically written for
previous courses, that demonstrate mathematical and writing proficiency;

•
participate in an exit interview, which may be scheduled by the
department administrative assistant;

•
complete a senior survey, available from the department
administrative assistant.

In addition to
the CLAS residence requirements, the Economics Department requires that

• At least six of the major courses (18
semester hours), including at least three courses out of 4071, 4081, 4091 and
4811, must be taken from economics faculty at CU Denver.

• Once a student has enrolled at
CU Denver, no courses in the major may be taken outside the economics
department without permission from the undergraduate advisor.

And the Mathematics Department requires
that

•
At
least 15 upper-division mathematics credits must be taken at CU Denver.

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