Program Overview

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Economics and Mathematics
Department Chairs
Nathan Cook and Thomas Lewis
Ashlee Bullock and Mickey Fray

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.

Featured mathematics-economics courses

  • 100%
    students conducting research
  • 80%
    students completing interships
  • 65%
    participated in study away

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

Our faculty

Lori Alvin

Henry Keith and Ellen Hard Townes Associate Professor, Mathematics

Jordan Bounds

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Liz Bouzarth

Professor, Mathematics

Roy Bower

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Nathan Cook

John D. Hollingsworth, Jr., Professor of Economics

Sarah Frick

Professor, Mathematics

Kelsey Hample

Associate Professor of Economics

John Harris

Professor, Mathematics; Faculty Director, Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection

Casey Hawthorne

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Jessica Hennessey

Professor of Economics

Kevin Hutson

Professor, Mathematics

Jason Jones

Professor of Economics; Department Chair

M. Taha Kasim

Robert E. Hughes Associate Professor of Economics

Kailash Khandke

Frederick W. Symmes Professor of Economics

Thomas Lewis

Professor, Chair of Mathematics

Christian Millichap

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Kenneth D. Peterson

Professor of Economics

Jessica Sauve-Syed

Robert E. Hughes Assistant Professor of Economics

Grace Stadnyk

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Mark Woodard

Professor, Mathematics

Jeffrey Yankow

David C. Garrett, Jr. Professor of Economics
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Mathematics-Economics Major F.A.Q.