Academic Programs / Intercollegial Programs
Mathematical Economics
Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair
Dr. Dimitrios Diamantaras, Advisor
Economics Department
Ritter Annex, Room 623
2152048169
dimitrios.diamantaras@temple.edu
or
Dr. Edward Letzter, Chair
Dr. Boris A. Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mathematics Department
Wachman Hall, Room 632
2152047847
boris.datskovsky@temple.edu
The Departments of Economics and Mathematics offer the Mathematical Economics program as a platform for systematic concentration in the mathematical approach to economics. Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in economics, finance, accounting and other disciplines that make an extensive use of economics need a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics. The Mathematical Economics curriculum provides this grounding with a broad selection of courses that cover all important areas of economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas. This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in Economics.
Bachelor of Arts
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
 Math 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
 All Temple students must take a minimum of two writingintensive courses as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement: Economics 3596, Economics 3597, Economics 3598, Mathematics 3096, Mathematics 3098 or Mathematics 4096.
 Students must complete the General Education requirements. The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 2526 s.h. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
2. College Requirements
 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
 45 UpperLevel (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
 Two (2) UpperLevel (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
 Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).
3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (6162 s.h.)
 One (1) Computer & Information Science course is required (4 s.h.): CIS 1053, 1057 or 1068.
 Ten (10) Mathematics courses are required (3334 s.h.): Mathematics 1041 or 1941, 1042 or 1942, 2043, 2101, 3031, 3032, 3043 and three (3) Mathematics electives at the 3000 level or above. Mathematics 2111 can fulfill one of the Mathematics electives, but it must be taken prior to Mathematics 3098 and 3141.
 Eight (8) Economics courses are required (24 s.h.): Economics 1102 or 1902, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3598, two (2) economics electives at the 3000 level or above and one (1) additional elective from the following list: Economics 3504 or 3521.
Year 1 – Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
CIS
CIS
CIS 
1053
1057
1068 
Programming in Matlab
or
Computer Programming in C
or
Program Design & Abstraction 
4
4
4 

Mathematics 
1041
1941 
Calculus I
or
Honors Calculus I 
4
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


7 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 1 – Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics

1102
1902 
Microeconomic Principles
or
Honors Microeconomic Principles 
3
3 

Mathematics

1042
1942 
Calculus II
or
Honors Calculus II 
4
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 2 – Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics 
3501 
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 
3 

Mathematics 
2043 
Calculus III 
4 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 2 – Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics 
3502 
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective or Math 2111 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


9 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3 – Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics 

3000+ Economics Elective, with permission from advisor 
3 

Mathematics 
2101 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Mathematics 
3031 
Probability Theory I 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 3 – Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics 
3504
3521 
Mathematical Economics
or
Economics of Risk & Uncertainty 
3
3 

Mathematics 
3032 
Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Year 4 – Fall Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics 
3503 
Introduction to Econometrics 
3 

Mathematics 
3043 
Numerical Analysis I (F) 
34 

General Education / Elective Credits 


109 

Subtotal 


16 


Year 4 – Spring Semester 
Subject 
Course # 
Course Title 
Hours 
Attribute 
Economics 
3598 
Economics Writing Seminar 
3 
WI 
Economics 

3000+ Economics Elective, with permission from advisor 
3 

Mathematics 

3000+ Mathematics Elective 
3 

General Education / Elective Credits 


6 

Subtotal 


15 


Credits in Coursework for B.A. in Mathematical Economics 
6162 

General Education / Elective Credits 
6261 

Total Credits for B.A. Degree 
123 

(F)  Fall only course.
*Mathematics 2111 can be substituted for a 3000+ Mathematics elective and it is also a writingintensive course. It must be taken prior to Mathematics 3098 or Math 3141.
Note: One of the Mathematics electives must be a writingintensive course in order to satisfy the University requirement that each student must fulfill two writingintensive courses within the major.
Distinction in Major
For distinction in Mathematical Economics a student must have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher. A student must also have a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the 3000+ Mathematics courses, and a GPA of 3.60 or higher in the 3000+ Economics courses.
