Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics
Learn to think critically and logically about the economy with the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics, offered in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology. This 123-credit undergraduate degree emphasizes mathematical approaches to economic theories and problem-solving. Graduates will be prepared for graduate study in economics, as well as a broad spectrum of careers in business, economic consulting and government.
The Mathematical Economics Major’s innovative curriculum focuses on the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of economics. Through the coursework, you’ll master basic concepts and models in econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics, and mathematical economics. You’ll also learn skills that are particularly relevant in future career opportunities, including
- abstract reasoning skills for choosing efficiently in coordination with others, and
- orderly thought processes to solve issues that arise when making choices.
This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in 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 accounting, finance and other disciplines for which mathematics is applied, as well as those students prepared to enter the business world upon graduation, benefit from a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics.
In business, many companies apply mathematical economics to solve problems. That means they must have the right people at managerial levels with the skills required to solve these problems, increasing a company’s revenues or decreasing its cost. Those skills typically combine economic reasoning and mathematical techniques.