This is an interdisciplinary major offered by the Department of Economics with the Department of Computer Science. This joint major is intended for the student who seeks comprehensive training in economic analysis and computing, programming techniques. It is particularly well suited for students who wish to better understand the digital economy, and are interested in pursuing an academic or professional career at the intersection of these two disciplines. Students pursuing this joint major will satisfy the economics component of the joint major following the theory track of the Economics major.
Honors students are required to take twenty three to twenty four courses (92-96 credits). A 3.65 overall GPA and a 3.65 average in economics and computer science courses are required. Honors students must follow the theory concentration and participate in a year-long research program in their senior year and write a thesis under faculty supervision. Interested students must consult with the directors of undergraduate studies in both departments for advisement and for permission to enter the honors program.
|Joint Honors Requirements
|Introduction to Macroeconomics
|Introduction to Microeconomics
|Intro to Econometrics
|Two theory advanced economics elective courses 1
|Honors Tutorial (taken fall of Senior year)
|Honors Thesis I (taken in the spring of Senior year)
|Intro to Computer Science
|Computer Systems Org
|Theory of Computation
|Three advanced computer science electives 2
|Mathematics for Economics I
|Mathematics for Economics II
|Mathematics for Economics III
Courses must be numbered ECON-UA 300-399.
Courses must be numbered CSCI-UA 400-499. One advanced computer science elective may be substituted by MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra, ECON-UA 310 Strategic Decision Theory, ECON-UA 365 Advanced Micro Theory (T), or ECON-UA 375 . Students may double-count one economics elective towards the computer science elective, but not the reverse.
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