Does majoring in Economics involve Calculus?

<p>I am thinking about majoring in Economics at Syracuse. I was wondering weather or not economics involves a'lot of math such as calculus?</p>

<p>Yes, most economics degrees that I’ve seen require Calc 1 and usually Calc 2. A few require Calc 3. Along with these, other math classes that are sometimes required include: Linear Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Stats, and usually one upper level Stats class.</p>

<p>Yes, a year of calculus and a semester of statistics is typical.</p>

<p>If you want to go on to a PhD program in economics, then you will likely have to go beyond that with multivariable calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, more in-depth probability and statistics, and real analysis.</p>

<p>You can easily find the Syracuse Economics dept webpage and see what their course requirements are.</p>

<p>At my son’s college, econ majors takes 3 semesters of calculus plus statistics, and then use a lot of math in the upper level econ classes.</p>

<p>There are a wide variety of Econ programs. Many offer a BA and BS. Generally, a BA requires less math but that will restrict the electives you can take. I’ll bet Syracuse offers both.</p>

<p>My son’s potential BS program requires one semester of Calc, one semester of Econ math(or you can substitute Calc 2), econometrics, and 2 semesters of stats.</p>

<p>Bare minimum you will need to take Calc 1.</p>

<p>people discretely laugh at the econ majors who don’t know at least calc 2 where i’m from.</p>

<p>LOLNOWAIT where i’m REALLY from, people laugh at econ majors who have less than a physics-level courseload in maths.</p>

<p>Most of your Maths are included in the course. I think I need 12 hours but 6 are formal sciences, 3 are logic/reasoning, and 3 are math. I’m taking college algebra, logic, stats, and calculus. Probably will take more logic because I’m getting a philosophy minor for the hell of it.</p>