The major in quantitative economics prepares students for quantitative careers in finance, business, and law and for graduate studies in the social sciences. Students considering graduate school in economics should complete this major. School requirements must be met and must include 19 courses as specified below.

  • Economics 20A-B. Basic Micro and Macroeconomics.
  • Mathematics 2A-B, 3A or 6G, and 4. Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Mathematics for Economists.
  • Economics 105A-B-C. Quantitative Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics.
  • Statistics 120A-B-C. Probability and Statistics.
  • Economics 123A-B. Econometrics I and II.

Five additional Economics courses, including at least four four-unit upper-division courses and one that satisfies the upper-division writing requirement. The upper-division electives must include two Quantitative Electives selected from Economics 107, 109 (when the topic is "Evolutionary Game Theory), 116, 131A, and 135. Additional courses may be added to this list; check this site for up-to-date information.

Students who are double majoring in Quantitative Economics and Mathematics may make the following substitutions:

  • Mathematics 2D and 2J for Mathematics 4
  • An upper-division probability and statistics sequence taught in the Mathematics Department for Statistics 120A-B-C; and,
  • Three upper-division Mathematics electives for upper-division Economics electives. The electives must be courses not used to satisfy the requirements in Mathematics.

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