Economics and Statistics Major

This is a joint major between Statistics and Economics.

This joint major focuses on the skills needed to apply statistical modeling and methodology to the empirical analysis of economic data. It is ideal for students who plan to pursue an advanced degree in statistics, economics, or management or a career in government, industry, finance, education, or public policy.

Major Requirements

Please note, these are the requirements for the 2016 catalog year. Prior years may be different, please meet with a Statistics Advisor to confirm your requirements.

Theory Requirements
Course Topic/Title Course Number Units Prerequisites
Calculus 21-111 and 112, or 21-120 20 or 10
Advanced Analysis, one of:
   Integration and Approximation
   Concepts of Mathematics
   Optimization

21-122
21-127
21-257 or 21-292

10
10
 9
Multivariate Calc/Analysis 21-256, 21-259, or 21-268  9–10 21-112 or 21-120
Linear/Matrix Algebra 21-240, 21-241, or 21-242 10
Probability 36-217, 21-325, 15-359, or 36-225  9 21-112, 21-122, 21-123, 21-256, or 21-259
Statistical Inference 36-226 or 36-326  9 C or higher in 36-217, 36-225, 21-325, or 15-359
Data-Analysis Requirements
Course Topic/Title Course Number Units Prerequisites
Beginning Data Analysis 36-201, 36-220, or 36-247  9
Intermediate Data Analysis 36-202, 36-208, or 36-309  9
Advanced Elective 36-315, 36-303, 36-490, or 36-46x  9 36-202, 36-208, or 36-309
Advanced Elective 36-315, 36-303, 36-490, or 36-46x  9
Special Topics 36-46x  9 various
Modern Regression 36-401  9 C or higher in 36-226, 36-326, or 36-625 and pass 21-240 or 21-241
Advanced Methods for Data Analysis 36-402  9 C or higher in 36-401
Computing Requirements
Course Topic/Title Course Number Units Prerequisites
Statistical Computing 36-350 or 36-650/750  9 36-202, 36-208, 36-309, 70-208, or equivalent
Economics Requirements
Course Topic/Title Course Number Units Prerequisites
Principles of Economics 73-100  9
Intermediate Microeconomics 73-230  9 73-100 and (21-120 or 21-112)
Intermediate Macroeconomics 73-240  9 73-100 and 73-230 and (21-120 or 21-112) and (21-256, 21-259, 21-268, or 21-269)
Writing for Economics 73-270  9 76-101 and 73-100 and 73-230 and 73-240
Econometrics 1 73-274  9 (21-256 or 21-259) and 73-100 and 73-230 and (36-217 or 36-225)
Econometrics 2 73-374  9 73-274 and (21-256 or 21-259) and 73-100 and 73-230 and (36-217 or 36-225)
Two advanced electives various 73-xxx 18 various