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Applied mathematical economics

This program applying mathematics to the economic problems of production, consumption and distribution will train you as a quantitative economist ready to step into a research position in government or business.

Offered jointly by the departments of mathematics and economics, the program's course requirements and electives divide equally between economic theory and mathematics, and include computer science coursework. Your degree prepares you for the growing importance of analyzing and applying statistics and data.

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Oswego students have interned at major banks and investment institutions, and worked as teaching assistants and peer tutors. Participate in national and regional competitions such as the College Fed Challenge, which encourages students to learn more about the U.S. macro economy and the Federal Reserve System. Qualify for the Global Laboratory, and spend two to 10 weeks on another continent, conducting community-based research with leading scientists on projects designed to discover solutions to pressing global problems while promoting international understanding. 


Opportunities include

  • Teaching
  • Economists and economic forecasting
  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Actuarial work
  • Cryptology
  • Inventory planning
  • Numerical analysis
  • Web metrics

Graduate studies may include

  • Math
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Business


Our campus computing facilities and the department's own computer lab support studies.

“The close collaboration with faculty really gave me a competitive edge when I was applying to Ph.D. programs. I frankly believe that without having so much research experiences that Oswego offered me, new doors in my career path would have not opened. The faculty members, administrative staff and the overall research-friendly environment of Oswego really motivated me to conduct research on topics.”

— Eyub Yegen ’15