Bachelor of Arts

Economics-Mathematics Major

Total credit requirement for Economics-Mathematics Major

49 (27 credits in Economics and 22 credits in Mathematics) 

Required Courses

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Other Notes

  • For Economics 327, Economics 227 or Mathematics 128 or 247 are a prerequisite
    • Economics 227 and Mathematics 128 do not count toward major requirements
  • Students with a score of 5 on the Principles of Microeconomics AP test will receive four credits for Economics 101
  • Students with a score of 5 on the Principles of Macroeconomics AP test will receive four credits for Economics 102. 
  • Students with a score of 6 or higher on the higher level IB Economics test will receive a total of eight credits for Economics 101 and 102. 
  • Courses taken PDF (including Economics 493 and 494) and Economics 498 may not be used to meet the credit requirement

Senior Requirements

  • Senior assessment 
    • Written exam in mathematics
    • Major Field Test (MFT; only offered in the spring) in economics
    • Combined oral exam 
      • Scheduled by the Economics Department


  • Students submit an Honors in Major Study Application to their department
  • Students must submit a proposal for their thesis or project
    • Must be submitted within the first six weeks of the two-semester period in which student is eligible
  • Accumulated at least 87 credits
  • Completed two semesters of residency at Whitman.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.300 on all credits earned at Whitman College
  • Major GPA of at least 3.500
  • Complete a written thesis or research project prepared exclusively for the satisfaction of this program
  • Earn a grade of at least A- on the honors thesis or project and the honors thesis course.
  • Pass the senior assessment with distinction
  • The department will submit the Honors applications to the Registrar’s Office of students pursuing Honors by the specified deadline
  • The department submit “Senior Assessment/Major Study Certificate” to the Registrar’s Office no later the Reading Day
  • An acceptable digital copy of the Honors Thesis must be submitted to Penrose Library no later than Reading Day
  • For more details 
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