Sample Schedule

The following two tables illustrate how the Mathematical Economics Major can be completed over the course of four years by taking two (or at most three) courses that count toward the major per semester. You can complete the requirements of the major over a shorter period if you take more than two courses per semester. Please see Course Requirements for a detailed listing of course requirements.

For students declaring the Mathematical Economics Major after June 30, 2013, the course requirements are changed as follows: (i) MATH 240 (or MATH 260) replaces MATH 104 as one of the five required introductory mathematics course. MATH 104 no longer counts toward the major, though it is a prerequisite for MATH 114 (or MATH 116). (ii) MATH 240 (or MATH 260) no longer counts toward the two required mathematics-elective courses. 

The two sample schedules below reflect the change in the course requirements. It is assumed that you have AP credit / waiver for MATH 104 and can start with MATH 114 in the first semester of your freshman year.  Information about AP credit for MATH courses is available at Penn Math's Advice for New Students

If you do not have AP credit for MATH 104, no worries, just start with MATH 104 in the Fall semester of your freshman year and begin taking the required courses for the major in the Spring semester of your freshman year.

 

Option 1

The Probability and Statistics Requirement is satisfied by taking ECON 103 and one additional course that covers topics in Probability and/or Statistics. This additional course may count toward the Mathematics Electives or Economics Electives, see Course Requirements for details.

Term Economics Courses Mathematics Courses
Semester 1 ECON 1 MATH 114 (or 116)
Semester 2 ECON 2 MATH 240 (or 260)
Semester 3 ECON 101; ECON 103 MATH 360 (or 508)
Semester 4 ECON 102 MATH 361 (or 509)
Semester 5 Econ Elective MATH 312 or 370 or 512
Semester 6 Econ Elective Math Elective
Semester 7 ECON 681 Math Elective
Semester 8 Econ Elective  

 

Option 2

The Probability and Statistics Requirement is satisfied by taking STAT 430/431 or ESE 301/302.

Term Economics Courses Mathematics Courses
Semester 1 ECON 1 MATH 114 (or 116)
Semester 2 ECON 2 MATH 240 (or 260)
Semester 3 ECON 101 MATH 360 (or 508);
STAT 430 (or ESE 301)
Semester 4 ECON 102 MATH 361 (or 509);
STAT 431 (or ESE 302)
Semester 5 Econ Elective MATH 312 or 370 or 512
Semester 6 Econ Elective Math Elective
Semester 7 ECON 681 Math Elective
Semester 8 Econ Elective  

Please note: ECON 681 is offered in Fall semesters; MATH 360 and 508 are typically offered in Fall semesters; MATH 361 and 509 are typically offered in Spring semesters.

In general, not all of the electives that count toward the major are offered each semester. You should check with the Registrar for Course Rosters.