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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematical Economics Minor

The mathematical economics minor is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in economics or other related fields. It teaches students to apply mathematical methods to analyze economic problems and evaluate public policies.

Requirements for the Minor (16-17 credits)


  • The Minor in Mathematical Economics is not available to Economics Majors or other Economics Minors.
  • All Courses within minors require a C- or higher.
  • Courses for the minor may not be taken as Pass/No Pass.
  • Economics majors and students in the combined BS and MS-ECON program have priority in registering for Economics upper-division courses, including the three ECON courses that comprise the Minor in Mathematical Economics.  This contrasts with students seeking a Minor in Economics or a Minor in Business Economics, as such students are not allowed to register for upper-division courses until after Krannert registration restrictions are lifted.  To obtain registration priority for economics courses, we encourage interested students in a STEM discipline to apply for the combined BS and MS-ECON program. Space in upper-division courses is not guaranteed.
  • The combined degree program allows undergraduate students in Engineering (AAE, CE ChE, ECE, IE, or ME), Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science to count 500-level economics courses towards both the Minor in Mathematical Economics and the MS degree in Economics. After graduating from Purdue with a BS degree, the student would then have the option of completing the remaining 21 credit hours of courses for the Purdue MS degree in Economics while employed by taking online courses over the following two years or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
  • Only one course can be shared between any major, minor or concentration


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