Econ with Math?

<p>I plan on double majoring in college (either NCSU or UNC-CH) and am dead set on Econ as one of them.
I am wondering just how useful a math major (or even minor) would be with Econ, or if stats would be better.
Also I am wondering how difficult a math major or minor could be. I would not expect it to be easy by any means but just how difficult can it get and how useful is it?</p>

<p>Any imput appreciated.</p>

<p>If you are planning on going to graduate school in economics, you need to have a major in mathematics or a string of courses that resembles a mathematics major (math through two semesters of real analysis and the various electives you'll need such as linear algebra, differential equations, point-set topology, mathematical statistics, etc.) </p>

<p>I found that math gets difficult around the time you get to real analysis. I also find statistics more difficult than pure mathematics, but that may just be how my brain works.
I am a math and economics double major, btw.</p>

<p>So it is naturally challenging but doable?
Would a math minor suffice if you took the right classes?</p>

<p>Again, it depends on what your post-undergraduate career goals are. What are they? If you're not in college yet, focus on finishing high school and when you get to college, take as much math until it hurts (and you're earning poor grades). That's the general rule if you are studying economics/math.</p>