Major in Economics - Mathematical Economics Track

The major in Economics requires 37 units, and the Mathematical Economics track requires an additional 23 units, for a total of 60 units. All courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. All Economics majors must complete a minimum of 15 units in economics at Towson University. 

Required Courses
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 205STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I3
ECON 306STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS II3
ECON 309INTERMEDIATE PRICE THEORY3
ECON 310MACROECONOMIC THEORY3
MATH 273CALCULUS I4
Electives
Three upper (300-400) level Economics (ECON) courses 1, 29
Two 400-level (Economics) ECON courses (excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497)6
Mathematical Economics Track Requirements
MATH 265ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA4
MATH 267INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATHEMATICS4
MATH 274CALCULUS II4
MATH 275CALCULUS III4
MATH 331PROBABILITY4
or MATH 372 REAL ANALYSIS I
MATH 374DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
or MATH 332 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
Total Units60
1

Only one instance of ECON 497 will count toward electives. 

2

The department will allow MATH 377 to satisfy electives. 

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3ECON 202 or 2043
Prerequisite for MATH 273 (Core 3)3MATH 2734
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 43
Core 103Core 123
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 2053ECON 3063
MATH 2744MATH 2754
Core 83-4Core 93
Core 113Core 74
Core 133Core 143
 16-17 17
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 3093ECON 3103
MATH 2654ECON Upper-Level Elective3
Elective3ECON Upper-Level Elective3
Elective3MATH 2674
Elective3 
 16 13
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 4xx Elective13ECON 4xx Elective13
ECON Upper-Level Elective3MATH 331 or 3724
MATH 374 or 3323Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective2-3 
 14-15 13
Total Units 120-122
1

 Excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497.

  1. Knowledge of economic theories and concepts.

  2. Knowledge of real world economic institutions and actors.

  3. Skill in framing questions and gathering appropriate resources.

  4. Skill in problem solving and analysis.

  5. Skill in communication.