Major in Mathematics-Economics
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Economics and Mathematics
Nathan Cook and Thomas Lewis
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What is a mathematics-economics degree?
Comprehending – and capitalizing – on the global marketplace requires an understanding of all the forces that animate it. A solid portfolio of analytical skills from mathematical fields backed by an understanding of broader economic theory is an essential combination. Students looking to combine their studies of mathematical ideas with their interest in social sciences should consider the mathematics-economics major.
Why study mathematics-economics at Furman?
At Furman, students benefit from a strong foundation in both disciplines as well as electives and a choice of senior seminar in economics. A small faculty-to-student ratio fosters individual attention and mentoring. Students at all levels are encouraged to strengthen their analytical and quantitative reasoning skills in a supportive environment, with access to subject-specific resource centers and libraries. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.
How will you learn?
You’ll get the benefit of small class sizes in a private liberal arts and sciences university – and an education that takes you far beyond classroom lectures. Take advantage of the study away programs to develop new perspectives in a variety of subjects and across cultures. Work with faculty in the summer research programs to break new ground, and explore career opportunities through a diversity of internships. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.
Careers for mathematics-economics majors
The diverse, high-impact experiences that students have over the course of their four years will shape their future careers as economists, mathematicians, critical thinkers and global citizens. Graduates have gone on to be successful in fields such as:
- Business analytics
- International trade
- International economics and finance
- Investment management
- Operations research
- Actuarial science
Mathematics-economics courses and classes: What will you study?
Sample courses include:
Empirical Methods in Economics
Vectors and Matrices
What our students say:
“The mathematics-economics major has given me the opportunity to be a part of two fantastic departments and to have close relationships with supportive and energetic professors who are passionate about their fields and how their fields connect to my own Furman path. The interplay between classes in each department has allowed me to apply a mathematical lens to my understanding of economics, giving me a better grasp of the ways that mathematical processes operate in the real world.” — Charlotte Moore ’22
Your academic advisor will help you explore your passions, define your interests and achieve your goals. You’ll tap into a widespread network of community and alumni mentors to help you on your individual educational path – and to the opportunities at the end of it. Furman’s mathematics-economics faculty represents decades of study and real-world expertise.
Graduates find many opportunities to take on challenges that shape their careers as economists, mathematicians, critical thinkers and global citizens. The major is appropriate for students interested in pursuing graduate work in economics as well as those who want to pursue employment in fields with a quantitative or economic focus. Graduates often find work in fields such as business analytics, economics, international trade and finance, law, investment management, operations research and statistics. They pursue professions as actuaries, mathematicians, trade officials, investment managers and many others.
Mathematics-economics majors can earn an average salary of $76,000 or higher, according to Merrimack University.How long do
Both the B.A. and B.S. programs are four-year programs.