The Mathematical Economics Major is intended for students with a strong intellectual interest in both mathematics and economics and, in particular, for students who may pursue a graduate degree in economics. Advanced economics makes extensive use of formal mathematical models. The major introduces undergraduate students to rigorous theoretical-quantitative and empirical-quantitative approaches to the analysis of economic problems. In comparison to the Economics Major offered by the Economics Department, the Mathematical Economics Major emphasizes a more formal mathematical analysis, preparing students for academic-style research in economics. The Mathematical Economics Major consists of a minimum of 16 courses. Approximately half of the courses are economics courses and the other half are mathematics courses.