Dec 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics BA/Mathematics BS Dual Degree

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Please click here  to see Economics department information or here  for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences department information.

A solid training in the mathematical and statistical sciences is fundamental to optimally prepare economics students for graduate school. A dual degree in economics and mathematics will substantially increase program quality and career prospects for our students, as well as enhance the reputation of the economics program at CU Denver. Similarly, a solid training in quantitative and qualitative economic principles offers significant benefits to mathematics majors who seek industrial and/or consulting positions.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. No pass/fail grades may count toward the dual degree. 
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in ECON courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.25 in MATH courses. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. In addition to the CLAS residence requirements, the Economics Department requires that all courses other than Econ 2012 and Econ 2022 require written department approval to be transferred in as satisfying major requirements. 
  2. Additionally, the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences requires that at least 15 upper-division Mathematics credits must be taken at CU Denver.

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