Overview
The College of Liberal Arts' Department of Economics and the College of Science and Technology's Department of Mathematics jointly offer the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics as a platform for systematic concentration in the mathematical approach to economics. Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in economics, finance, accounting and other disciplines that make an extensive use of economics need a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics. The Mathematical Economics curriculum provides this grounding with a broad selection of courses that cover all important areas of economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas.
Campus Location: Main
Program Code: ST-MECN-BA
Undergraduate Contact Information
Brian Rider, Mathematics Department Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 638
215-204-7841
mathematics@temple.edu
Maria Lorenz, Mathematics Department Vice Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 610
215-204-7852
mathadvising@temple.edu
Boris Datskovsky, Mathematics Director of Undergraduate Studies
Wachman Hall, Room 632
215-204-7847
mathadvising@temple.edu
Michael Bognanno, Economics Department Chair
Ritter Annex, Room 877
215-204-1680
bognanno@temple.edu
Dimitrios Diamantaras, Economics Advisor
Ritter Annex, Room 883
215-204-8169
dimitrios.diamantaras@temple.edu
Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics.
These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.
Bachelor of Arts Requirements
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
- University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
- Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
- All undergraduate students must complete at least two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours ECON 3596 Energy, Ecology, and Economy 3 ECON 3597 Health Economics 3 ECON 3598 Economics Writing Seminar 3 ECON 3696 Behavioral Economics 3 ECON 3697 The Economics of Sports 3 ECON 3698 Economic Inequality 3 MATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 or MATH 3098 Modern Algebra MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 - Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students who complete this major typically receive a waiver for 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd course.
- College Requirements
- A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- A minimum of 45 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above).
- A minimum of 6 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above) CLA credits.
- Successful completion or waiver from the second level of a foreign language.
- Complete a one-credit first-year or transfer seminar.
- A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (60-62 s.h.)
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Computer & Information Science Select one of the following: 3-4 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python or CIS 1951Honors Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python Computer Programming in C Program Design and Abstraction or CIS 1968Honors Program Design and Abstraction Computing in MATLAB
and Applications in MATLABMathematics MATH 1041 Calculus I 4 or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I MATH 1042 Calculus II 4 or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II MATH 2043 Calculus III 4 or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III MATH 2101 Linear Algebra 3 MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 3 MATH 3031 Probability Theory I 3 MATH 3032 Mathematical Statistics (S) 3 Select one of the following sequences: 6-7 Numerical Analysis I
and Numerical Analysis IIReal & Complex Analysis I
and Real & Complex Analysis IIAdvanced Calculus I
and Advanced Calculus IIOne Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above ^{1,2} 3 Economics ECON 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3 or ECON 1902 Honors Microeconomic Principles ECON 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3 or ECON 3701 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis with Calculus ECON 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3 or ECON 3702 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis with Calculus ECON 3503 Introduction to Econometrics 3 or ECON 3703 Econometric Theory ECON 3504 Mathematical Economics 3 ECON 3598 Economics Writing Seminar 3 Two Economics electives at the 3000 level or above, with permission from faculty advisor ^{2} 6 Total Credit Hours 60-62 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (F) - Fall only course. (S) - Spring only course. - ^{ 1 }
MATH 2041, MATH 2941, MATH 2045, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill the Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above.
- ^{ 2 }
One of the Mathematics or Economics electives must be a writing-intensive course in order to satisfy the University requirement that each student must fulfill two writing-intensive courses within the major.
Suggested Academic Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics
Suggested Plan for New Students Starting in the 2023-2024 Academic Year
Year 1 | ||
---|---|---|
Fall | Credit Hours | |
MATH 1041 or MATH 1941 | Calculus I or Honors Calculus I | 4 |
Select one of the following: | 3-4 | |
Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python or Honors Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python | ||
Computer Programming in C | ||
Program Design and Abstraction or Honors Program Design and Abstraction | ||
Computing in MATLAB and Applications in MATLAB | ||
SCTC 1001 | CST First Year Seminar | 1 |
ENG 0802 | Analytical Reading and Writing or Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL or Honors Writing About Literature | 4 |
Elective | 3-2 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Spring | ||
ECON 1102 or ECON 1902 | Microeconomic Principles or Honors Microeconomic Principles | 3 |
MATH 1042 or MATH 1942 | Calculus II or Honors Calculus II | 4 |
IH 0851 or IH 0951 | Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life or Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Year 2 | ||
Fall | ||
ECON 3501 or ECON 3701 | Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis or Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis with Calculus | 3 |
MATH 2043 or MATH 2943 | Calculus III or Honors Calculus III | 4 |
IH 0852 or IH 0952 | Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Spring | ||
ECON 3502 or ECON 3702 | Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis or Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis with Calculus | 3 |
MATH 2111 | Basic Concepts of Math | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Elective | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Year 3 | ||
Fall | ||
3000+ Economics Elective, with permission from faculty advisor ^{1} | 3 | |
MATH 2101 | Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 3031 | Probability Theory I | 3 |
Foreign Language 1001 - First Level | 4 | |
Elective | 2 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Spring | ||
ECON 3504 | Mathematical Economics | 3 |
MATH 3032 | Mathematical Statistics (S) | 3 |
3000+ Mathematics Elective ^{1, 2} | 3 | |
Foreign Language 1002 - Second Level | 4 | |
Elective | 3-2 | |
Credit Hours | 16-15 | |
Year 4 | ||
Fall | ||
ECON 3503 or ECON 3703 | Introduction to Econometrics or Econometric Theory | 3 |
Select one of the following: ^{3} | 3-4 | |
Numerical Analysis I (F) | ||
Real & Complex Analysis I | ||
Advanced Calculus I | ||
Upper-level CLA Course (numbered 2000 and above) | 3 | |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15-16 | |
Spring | ||
ECON 3598 | Economics Writing Seminar | 3 |
3000+ Economics Elective, with permission from faculty advisor ^{1} | 3 | |
Select one of the following: ^{3} | 3 | |
Numerical Analysis II | ||
Real & Complex Analysis II | ||
Advanced Calculus II | ||
Upper-level CLA Course (numbered 2000 and above) | 3 | |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Total Credit Hours | 123 |
Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|
(F) - Fall only course | ||
(S) - Spring only course |
- ^{ 1 }
One of the Mathematics or Economics electives must be a writing-intensive course in order to satisfy the University requirement that each student must fulfill two writing-intensive courses within the major.
- ^{ 2 }
MATH 2041, MATH 2941, MATH 2045, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill the Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above.
- ^{ 3 }
You must complete the year-long sequence of either MATH 3043 and MATH 3044; or MATH 3137 and MATH 3138; or MATH 3141 and MATH 3142.