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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Economics/Quantitative Concentration

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Economics/Quantitative Concentration

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. Majoring in Quantitative Economics after Taking Economics 12 or 15 Students who have taken Economics 12 and wish to be Quantitative Economics majors can fulfill the Core Macroeconomics requirement by: Taking Economics 18. This will result in the loss of credit for Economics 12. Signing up for Economics 19 as a 1/2 credit course in Quantitative Macroeconomics and participating as a regular student in Economics 18. The Economics 19 enrollment must be prearranged with the Economics 18 instructor sponsor and assign the course grade. The student is responsible for all lectures, homework, and exams given in Economics 18 and must earn a grade of C- or above in order to satisfy the requirement. The 1/2 credit in Economics 19 can not be used for major elective credit but will count as general credit toward graduation. Taking an extra elective economics course from a list of approved quantitative macroeconomics substitutes. The currently approved list is: Economics 205 and Economics 206. Students who have taken Economics 15 and wish to be Quantitative Economics majors can fulfill the Core Microeconomics requirement by: Taking Economics 107. This will result in the loss of credit for Economics 15. Signing up for Economics 109 as a 1/2 credit course in Econometric Theory and participating as a regular student in Economics 107. The Economics 109 enrollment must be prearranged with the Economics 107 instructor who will be the sponsor and will assign the course grade. The student is responsible for all lectures, homework, and exams given in Economics 107 and must earn a grade of C- or above in order to satisfy the requirement. The 1/2 credit in Economics 109 can not be used for major elective credit but will count as general credit toward graduation. Taking an extra elective economics course from a list of approved quantitative microeconomics substitutes. The currently approved list is Economics 202. Learning Objectives Economics Use fundamental economics concepts - such as scarcity, incentives, trade-offs, opportunity costs, comparative advantage, price system, efficient allocation of resources, market failures, government failures, and scope of fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies. Apply economic theory to a range of economic issues across a variety of fields and economics sub-disciplines, and effectively communicate their analysis. Use statistical and econometric methods - including data gathering, data analysis, and hypothesis testing – in applied empirical work. Apply multivariate calculus and linear algebra to the study of economic issues, and to use mathematical tools to derive results in economic theory and econometrics.