Applied Mathematics: Economics Option (B.S.)

Applied Mathematics: Economics Option (B.S.)

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What is the economics option in applied mathematics?

The economics option in the applied mathematics degree program combines a broad foundation in mathematics with coursework in macro- and microeconomics, economic analysis and econometrics roughly equivalent to a minor in economics.  Students completing this program are prepared for graduate study in mathematics or a career in business or industry.

Why study applied mathematics at UNH?

This program allows you to choose a specific interest and pursue it alongside accomplished mathematicians, statisticians and educators who have won prestigious honors including a Grammy Award and a MacArthur “genius” grant. Upper-level mathematics classes tend to be small, so you’ll enjoy close connections to professors as they delve into the intricacies of advanced ideas. An accelerated master’s program is available in applied mathematics, allowing students to complete their master’s degree early.  This department has produced many winners of the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

Potential careers

  • Budget analyst
  • Computational scientist
  • Economist
  • Financial services/actuary
  • Mathematician/statistician (government/research/academia)
  • Programmer
  • Quantitative specialist in business or industry
  • Software developer
  • Teacher/educator/curriculum supervisor


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Curriculum & Requirements

This degree program prepares students for employment and/or graduate study in a variety of fields and research specializations in which mathematics plays a critical role in the solution of important scientific and technological problems.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
MATH 425 Calculus I 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
ECON 401 Principles of Economics (Macro) 4
MATH 400 Freshman Seminar 1
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
MATH 445 Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB 4
ECON 402 Principles of Economics (Micro) 4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
Second Year
MATH 528 Multidimensional Calculus 4
MATH 531 Mathematical Proof 4
PHYS 407 General Physics I 4
ECON 605 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 4
MATH 527 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
MATH 539 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 4
ECON 611 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 4
Inquiry Course 4
Third Year
MATH 739 Applied Regression Analysis 4
MATH 645 Linear Algebra for Applications 4
ECON or DS Elective Course 4
Discovery Course 4
700-level MATH Elective Course 4
ECON 726 Introduction to Econometrics 4
Writing Intensive Course 4
Discovery Course 4
Fourth Year
MATH 753 Introduction to Numerical Methods I 4
MATH 755 Probability with Applications 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Capstone: 4
MATH 797
or MATH 798
or MATH 799
Senior Seminar
or Senior Project
or Senior Thesis
Discovery Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Total Credits129

Major Requirements

MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or IAM 550 Introduction to Engineering Computing
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 14
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 644Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 24
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications 14
MATH 753Introduction to Numerical Methods I4
PHYS 407General Physics I4
Capstone - select one of the following:2-4
MATH 797
Senior Seminar
MATH 798
Senior Project
MATH 799
Senior Thesis
Total Credits42-44

Economics Option Requirements

MATH 739Applied Regression Analysis4
MATH 755Probability with Applications4
Select ONE approved MATH elective at the 700-level, chosen in consultation with the major advisor.4
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
ECON 605Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis4
ECON 611Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis4
ECON 726Introduction to Econometrics4
Select ONE approved ECON or DS elective at the 700- level, chosen in consultation with your advisor.4
Total Credits36
  • Students recognize common mathematical notations and operations used in mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Students can recognize and classify a variety of mathematical models including differential equations, linear and nonlinear systems of algebraic equations, and common probability distributions.
  • Students have developed a working knowledge (including notation, terminology, foundational principles of the discipline, and standard mathematical models within the discipline) in at least one discipline outside of mathematics.
  • Students are able to extract useful knowledge, both quantitative and qualitative, from mathematical models and can apply that knowledge to the relevant discipline. "

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