Admission to the Major


Permission to major in Mathematical Economics is normally obtained by the end of the sophomore year, but planning should begin as early as possible. To be admitted, the student must have completed ECON 1, ECON 2, MATH 114, and MATH 240. The student must have completed two Mathematics and two Economics courses at the University of Pennsylvania with a minimum combined GPA of 2.0.

Students intending to major in Mathematical Economics are encouraged to take MATH 116 (honors version) instead of MATH 114, and to consider MATH 260 rather than MATH 240 if they are inclined to choose a course on differential equations as their elective.

If a student receives a grade of at least A- in ECON 10, then ECON 10 can be used to satisfy the economics prerequisite for ECON 101.

Students wishing to declare a Mathematical Economics Major should see Lynn Costello, the Economics Undergraduate Coordinator. Once admitted to the major, an Economics faculty advisor is assigned to assist in the selection of courses and to advise on any questions related to the major.

When a student declares a Mathematical Economics Major, the student will be automatically registered on the department major electronic mailing list. This list will be used periodically for notices and events from the Department and the Undergraduate Economics Society.