Department of Economics


  • MATH 0100 or equivalent scores
  • MATH 0520
  • Course requirements (13 courses: 6 applied math + 7 econ)

Applied Mathematics

  • APMA0350 and APMA0360*
  • One course from APMA 0160, APMA 0200, CSCI 0111, CSCI 0150, or CSCI 0170 (the first two courses are preferred, being less tailored to computer science students)
  • APMA 1200
  • APMA 1650 or 1655
  • One additional course from APMA 1160,  APMA 1180,   APMA 1210, APMA 1330,  APMA 1360,APMA 1660, APMA 1670, APMA 1680, APMA 1690, APMA 1710, APMA 1720, APMA 1740, APMA 1860, MATH 1010, or  APMA 194X **(APMA 1720 is most preferred in this list.)

*APMA 0330 and APMA 0340 may be substituted with advisor approval

**Requires written approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics



  • ECON 1130*
  • ECON 1210
  • ECON 1630
  • At least four other 1000-level economics courses
    • Of those four courses, at least two must be chosen from the "financial economics" group, one from the “mathematical economics” group and one from the “data methods” group. No course may be used to simultaneously satisfy any two or more of the "financial economics", "mathematical economics" and "data methods" requirements.
    • At most one Economics course in the 1000-1099 range may be applied toward the concentration requirement.
    • Note that Econ 1620, 1960, and 1970 (independent study) cannot be used for concentration credit.  However, 1620 and 1960 can be used for university credit and up to two 1970s may be used for university credit.
  • (A senior capstone project or honors thesis is highly recommended although not required.)

*Or ECON 1110 with permission. For students matriculating at Brown in Fall 2021 or later, note that if ECON 1110 is used, then the concentration will require one extra course, to be taken from the mathematical-economics group.