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Why major in quantitative economics at Weber State?  

If you plan to continue your education by entering a master’s or Ph.D. program in economics, finance or a quantitatively oriented MBA, this major is for you. Completion of this major is also excellent preparation for a career in actuarial science.

EXPERIENCE 
personal attention, excellent academics, targeted experience  


56k
Average salary Western US 

29:1
Small classes = personal attention

100%
Faculty Instruction = no TA's!

INTERNSHIPS
Excellent internships = experience!


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 
in the quantitative economics program?  


You’ll graduate with strong quantitative, mathematical and statistical background, along with gaining knowledge and skills in data and business fundamentals. On the data side, you will gain technical skills and knowledge in: data analysis, tabulating and manipulating data, research and analysis, finding and testing relationships, applying statistical methods and testing hypothesis. You'll also gain skills in microeconomics and macroeconomics, mathematical economics, communication skills, written and oral, and an understanding and interpreting relationships between economic indicators.


A QUICK LOOK 
hours, GPA, delivery, grad maps, catalog, admissions & careers  



  • HOURS
     

    120 total hours. 
    40 Upper division required.


  • GPA
     

    C or higher in Math 1050
    C or higher in ENGL 2010
    C-  or higher for all Business Foundations courses
    2.5 cumulative GPA for Business Foundations courses
    2.5 overall university GPA


  • MINOR
     

    Not required for this major.

  • COURSE DELIVERY 

    • Some evenings
    • Some day
    • Some online

  • GRAD MAP

    Graduation MAPs (Major Academic Plans) show a semester-by-semester plan for taking all classes needed to earn your degree. 

    GRAD MAP 

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    Explore all of the requirements to complete a degree in quantitative economics. Check the course year, requirements may change. 

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

  • ADMISSIONS

    The Goddard School has specific requirements for admissions to a program within the college. Check admissions requirements. 

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 


  • CAREERS & RESOURCES 

    Explore what you can do with an quantitative economics degree, current salaries, job demand, industries, and resources.

    QUANT ECON CAREERS & RESOURCES 

 


MAJOR CLASS REQUIREMENTS 
a quick look at the major course requirements in quantitative economics  


Note: This degree also requires the general education requirements and the core business curriculum. For a full breakdown, see the course requirements.

 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS PRE-REQ

4

MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 or
 MATH 1080 or placement test.
 

4

MATH 1210.

4

MATH 1220.
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
 

4

MATH 1220.

3

MATH 1220 OR MATH 1210 and a
choice of MATH 3110 or MATH 3160.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Elective Courses (12 credit hours) SEE OPTIONS

FANTASTIC ECONOMICS FACULTY 
Take a look at the faculty in the department of economics  


 

  • Nazneen Ahmad 
    Econ 2020, 3120, 4020

  • Doris Geide-Stevenson

    Doris Geide-Stevenson
    Econ 3120, MBA 6410

  • Matt Gnagey

    Matt Gnagey 
    Econ 2010,  3300, 4970, Quan 2600

  • Therese Grijalva

    Therese Grijalva
    Econ 1010, 4970, Quan 2400

  • Andrew Keinsley
    Econ 2020,3200

  • Brandon Koford

    Brandon Koford
    Econ 2010, 4550 (chair)

  • Alvaro La Parra Perez

    Alvaro LaParra Perez
    Econ 1010, 1740, 4010

  • John Mukum Mbaku

    John Mukum Mbaku 
    Econ 2010, 4010, 4170

  • Sandeep Rangaraju

    Sandeep Rangaraju
    Econ 4020, 4560, Quan 2400

  • Gavin Roberts
    Econ 4330, 4980, Quan 3610

  • Jeff Steagall

    Jeff Steagall
    Econ 3110, Quan 3610

  • Mike Vaughan

    Mike Vaughan
    Econ 1010

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WHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING 
about the economics program?  


Students that study business economics often have several traits in common.  Many are natural leaders, unafraid to take risks, have a competitive spirit, ability to take initiative and have solid communication skills. 

  • Erin, QUANT ECONOMICS '17

    "The teachers are all friendly and they care about you and know you on a first name basis, I didn't feel that at the other school that I attended." 

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