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 2400 (formerly 240) or MATH 2600 (formerly 260) replaces MATH 1400 (formerly 104) as one of the five required introductory mathematics course. MATH 1400 no longer counts toward the major, though it is a prerequisite for MATH 1410 (formerly 114) and MATH 1610 (formerly 116). (ii) MATH 2400 or MATH 2600 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 1400 and can start with MATH 1410 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 1400, no worries, just start with MATH 1400 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.
The Probability and Statistics Requirement is satisfied by taking STAT 4300/4310 (formerly 430/431) or ESE 3010/4020 (formerly 301/402).
Semester 1: ECON 0100 (formerly 001), MATH 1410 (formerly 114) or 1610 (formerly 116)
Semester 2: ECON 0200 (formerly 002), MATH 2400 (formerly 240) or 2600 (formerly 260)
Semester 3: ECON 2100 (formerly 101), MATH 3600 (formerly 360) or 5080 (formerly 508); STAT 4300 (formerly 430) or ESE 3010 (formerly 301)
Semester 4: ECON 2200 (formerly 102), MATH 3610 (formerly 361) or 5090 (formerly 509); STAT 4310 (formerly 431) or ESE 4020 (formerly 402)
Semester 5: Econ Elective, MATH 3120 (formerly 312) or 3700 (formerly 370) or 5120 (formerly 512)
Semester 6: Econ Elective, Math Elective
Semester 7: ECON 6100 (formerly 681), Math Elective
Semester 8: Econ Elective
Please note: ECON 6100 is offered in Fall semesters; MATH 3600 and 5080 are typically offered in Fall semesters; MATH 3610 and 5090 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.