Quantitative Economics- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Economics, 2054 Farmer School of Business, 513-529-2836.

This program enables students to undertake a more rigorous and quantitative course of study, while still completing their degree work in four years. Additional required courses (including more quantitative courses), combined with more advanced mathematics and statistics requirements are an ideal preparation for graduate training in economics, as well as jobs in business, industry and government that require the more technical tools of economic theory and econometrics.

Honors in Economics

For details on honors in economics please see the departmental website.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours, plus 20-21 related hours)

Core Courses
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 311Examining Economic Data and Models 13
ECO 315Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 317Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
Select one of the following:3
Mathematical Economics
Game Theory with Economic Applications
An acceptable alternative economics, mathematics, or statistics course 2
Select 18 hours in economics that are at the 300-level or above; at least six of these hours must be in courses that require ECO 315 and/or ECO 317 as a prerequisite and are numbered at 410 or above. 3,418
Related Hours (20 required)
Mathematics:
MTH 222Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 249Calculus II4-5
or MTH 251 Calculus II
MTH 252Calculus III4
Select one of the following:3
Business Forecasting
Analysis of Multivariate Business Data
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra and Fields
Optimization
Real Analysis
Regression Analysis
Statistical Learning
Analysis of Forecasting Systems
Statistics: take both
STA 301Applied Statistics3
STA 401/STA 501Probability3
Total Credit Hours56-57
1

 It is highly recommended that ECO 311 be completed by the end of your junior year. 

2

Alternatives must be approved by the departmental chief advisor, ideally before the student enrolls in the course.

3

At least nine hours of advanced economics (numbered above 300) must be taken at Miami, including ECO 315 and ECO 317. Up to three hours of Summer Scholar credit can be applied toward the 15 hours of advanced economics. Any exception to this must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

4

 Prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level course include ECO 201 and ECO 202 unless otherwise stated.