Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Mathematics

Combined Major in Mathematics and Economics

Typical Four-Year Sequence of Courses

The Department of Mathematics has prepared a typical sequence of courses that illustrates how a student in the combined major in mathematics and economics may complete the requirements for both the mathematics major and the University General Education / Core Curriculum Requirements for graduation in four years. Each student's actual schedule may be somewhat different depending on the student's individual situation.  Note that the actual sequence of courses is mainly constrained by the course prerequisites.

Freshman Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 273 Calculus I *
4
MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra
4
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles
Gen Ed II.C.2 / Core Curriculum 6
3
MATH 274 Calculus II
4

ENGL 102 or TSEM

3
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
TSEM or ENGL 102
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Total
16
Total
17

Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 275 Calculus III
4
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract
                    Mathematics
4
MATH 331 Probability
4
MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics
3
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory
3
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory
3
COSC 236 Introduction to Computer
                     Science I *
4
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Total
15
Total
16

Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 369 Intro to Abstract Algebra
4
MATH 473 Real Analysis
4
MATH 377 Mathematical Models
   or
MATH 439 Computational Probability
                    Models
3
Mathematics Elective
3
ECON 306 Statistics for Business
                     and Economics II
3
Free Elective
3
Economics Elective
3
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Gen Ed II.A.1 / Core Curriculum 7
(suggest PHYS 241)
3 or 4
Gen Ed II.A.1 / Core Curriculum 8
(Suggest PHYS 242)
3 or 4
Total
16 to 17
Total
16 to 17

Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 490 Senior Seminar
3
Mathematics Elective
3 or 4
Mathematics Elective
3 or 4
Free Elective
3 or 4
Economics Elective
3
Free Elective
3 or 4
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3 or 4
Gen Ed / Core Curriculum
3
Gen Ed / Free Elective
3
Gen Ed / Free Elective
3
Total
15 to 17
Total
15 to 18

In this combined major, the total number of units required for graduation is 126 to 133.

* Notes:

  1. A minimum of 120 units is needed for graduation.
  2. The prerequisite for MATH 273 is MATH 119 and the prerequisite for COSC 236 is COSC 165 or equivalent.
  3. Students who need to start with MATH 119 are advised to either
    1. Take MATH 119 during the summer before entering Towson University or
    2. Take MATH 119 in the fall term of the freshman year.  These students will need to postpone the calculus sequence and MATH 265 for one term. They should be able to make up for this delay by either:
      1. taking a mathematics course in the summer session during the first two years, or
      2. inserting an additional mathematics course during the junior or senior year.
  4. Students who need to start with COSC 165 are advised to either
    1. Take COSC 165 during the summer before entering Towson University or
    2. Take COSC 165 during the fall term of the freshman year.
  5. Students who have not had a college level statistics course should take MATH 231 Basic Statistics or ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I in their Freshman Year.
Documents
Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)

 

 

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