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Davidson, Colby, Wesleyan, Hamilton or Grinnell for Math+Econ double major.

DVDplayerDVDplayer 142 replies33 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
Which of these colleges would be the best for a double major in Math and Economics. Thanks in advance!
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76497 replies665 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 77,162 Senior Member
    Take a look at the course catalogs and schedules to see what junior/senior level math offerings each school has, what junior/senior level economics offerings each school has, and how math-intensive the intermediate micro/macro economics and econometrics courses are.

    A typical level of math intensity for intermediate microeconomics is to have a prerequisite of single variable calculus. More math-intensive departments will specify a prerequisite of multivariable calculus. Less math-intensive departments may not have any calculus prerequisite. As someone who wants to major in math as well, you will likely prefer more math intensive economics courses.
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  • merc81merc81 10003 replies148 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10,151 Senior Member
    For math, Hamilton and Grinnell. For economics, Wesleyan and Hamilton, followed by Colby. For curricular freedom, Grinnell and Hamilton.

    ("Economics Departments at Liberal Arts Colleges," IDEAS; "Great Schools for 20 of the Most Popular Majors," The Princeton Review.)
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  • Sam998Sam998 283 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 296 Junior Member
    @ucbalumnus I have never seen an intermediate micro class with multivariable calc as a prerequisite, how common is that?
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76497 replies665 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 77,162 Senior Member
    Not very common, but does exist. Stanford, Chicago, MIT, some UCs, and a few others offer such courses (sometimes as an option versus less math versions).
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