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, 4 and 3A/6G or ICS 6N. Calculus I & II,  Mathematics for Economists and Linear Algebra.
  • Economics 105A-B-C. Intermediate Quantitative Micro and Macroeconomics.
  • Statistics 120A-B-C. Probability and Statistics.
  • Economics 123A-B. Econometrics I and II.
  • Two Quantitative Economics electives from the following: Economics 107, 109 (when title is "Evolutionary Game Theory"), 116A, 116B, 122CW, 123CW, 124, 129 (when title is "Special Topics in Quantitative Methods"), 131A, and 135.
  • Three additional upper division Economics courses, one of which must be an upper-division Economics writing course.


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

  • Mathematics 2D and 2E for Mathematics 4
  • Mathematics 130A may substitute for Statistics 120A, however, you must still complete Statistics 120B and Statistics 120C. 
  • Students may also petition upper-division Mathematics electives for upper-division Economics elective courses. These elective courses may not be used to satisfy their Mathematics major requirements.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are a Mathematics Major with a Concentration in Mathematical Finance, you may not use Econ 135/Math 176, Econ 132A and Econ 134A for your Quantitative Economics major, since they are required for your Mathematics major.  

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