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Interdisciplinary Study and Double Majors

More than half of Economics students complete a double major. The most popular other majors taken in conjunction with economics are Industrial Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Political Science, History, Mathematics, and Psychology. Economics also has majors who are pursuing their degree in the Schools of Communication, Education, Journalism and Music.

Many undergraduates study economics in conjunction with an interdisciplinary major or minor. The International Studies adjunct major entails course work in the social sciences and humanities and draws on economics for the study of international trade, comparative economic systems, and developing nations. Urban Studies adjunct majors often do their required companion major in economics.

For students of high mathematical ability, the honors program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) offers a unique opportunity to obtain rigorous training in the formal analytical methods of contemporary social science research. MMSS students must complete a major in one of the social sciences, and here again economics is a popular choice.

The minor in the Harvey Kapnick Business Institutions Program combines course work in economics with other areas to examine the ways in which business institutions shape societies and are shaped by them.

The Kellogg School of Management offers course to obtain certificates in financial economics and managerial analytics. These programs require students to have an extensive preparation in economics.

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