Today's global economic reality is increasingly intricate; in this setting, a solid background in both mathematics and economics can be critical for success.

Mathematical economics, an interdisciplinary undergraduate bachelor's degree program through the Reh School of Business and the School of Arts & Sciences, was designed to tackle the complexities of the business environment.

It's a program that's ideal for students looking to participate in a rigorous course of study in mathematics, economics and the interaction between these two disciplines. As a student in the mathematical economics major, you will learn a broad range of economic theories and mathematical techniques that, together, will enable you to apply analytical techniques to contemporary issues in economics, finance and beyond. You will also have the flexibility to direct your studies towards your own interests, including economic theory, data analytics, financial analysis and more.

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Mathematical Economics Careers

Completing the mathematical economics bachelor's degree program sets our graduates up for the ability to work in many different industries and businesses, performing roles such as:

  • Economic policy and strategy consultant
  • Actuary
  • Bank and/or market analyst
  • Quantitative financial analyst

Mathematical economics majors also can choose to continue on for advanced graduate study in the fields of mathematics and/or economics. 

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Mathematical Economics Curriculum & Academic Options

Major in Mathematical Economics

The Mathematical Economics program consists of a minimum of 27 credit hours in mathematics and statistics and a minimum of 24 credit hours in economics. The program is very flexible, allowing student to complete the remaining courses to reach the 120 credit requirement with free electives. Mathematical economics majors can take courses such as:

  • Calculus
  • Probability
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Game Theory and Economic Strategy
  • Industrial and Supply Chain Economics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

Mathematical Economics Curriculum

Relevant Minors & Concentrations

Mathematical Economics majors have the opportunity to explore minors that will complement their degree program. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks.

Accounting Concentration

Computational Science Minor

Statistics Minor

All Undergraduate Minors, Concentrations and Tracks

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

Faculty in both our Mathematics and Economics departments are experts in their fields and consistently performing research that earns funding grants, publication in top scholarly resources and awards. As early as your first year, you can ask to be a part of their research, too. Undergraduate research projects ma earn academic credit (either as Directed Study, Undergraduate Research or Honors Thesis) and may involve work during the semester or summer. 

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

The Reh School of Business requires at least one professional experience, such as a co-op, internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to the student's professional goals. Students from the Reh School of Business have had internships at employers such as

  • IBM
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Wellington Management
  • Travelers Company
  • Schneider Electric
  • RMS - Research and Marketing Strategies
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Accenture
  • Wells Fargo
  • Lockheed Martin
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