What will I learn?

Economics is the science of human behavior in market and non-market contexts. The rigorous and general scientific approach that characterizes economics lends itself to a remarkably wide field of practical application. Economists regularly apply their methods of analysis in fields such as government policy, international trade and finance, economic development, portfolio management and banking. But economics is increasingly seen as providing important insight into an enormous variety of social issues, including health care provision and health-related behaviors, law, criminal activity, environmental and natural resource problems, political activity, education, marketing and sports.

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver offers degrees and certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels in mathematics, applied mathematics, data science, and statistics through coursework, research and industrial collaboration. Traditional courses such as calculus, linear algebra, probability, statistics and discrete mathematics are offered regularly by the department. In addition, contemporary subjects such as high-performance computing; numerical analysis, optimization, statistical methods, and operations research are also well represented by course offerings and faculty interests. In all of its activities, the department embodies the outlook that mathematics, statistics, computing and data science are powerful tool that can be used to solve problems of immediate and practical importance.

A solid training in the mathematical and statistical sciences is fundamental to optimally prepare economics students for graduate school. A dual degree in economics and mathematics will substantially increase program quality and career prospects for our students, as well as enhance the reputation of the economics program at CU Denver. Similarly, a solid training in quantitative and qualitative economic principles offers significant benefits to mathematics majors who seek industrial and/or consulting positions.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$28,888.00 (21,43,027) per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

1201 Larimer Street,



80217, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are considered under freshmen admission standards if: applying for the first time after graduating from high school or passing a high school equivalency exam; and/or earned fewer than 24 college-level credit hours since high school graduation.

For international students

Applicants must have completed their high school equivalent qualification, as well as any secondary school coursework completed prior to enrollment in the US.

Applicants to CU Denver must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) in order to be considered for full admission.

Minimum TOEFL IBT Total Score: 79; TOEFL Sub scores (Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17).

Minimum IELTS Overall Band Score: 6.5, IELTS Sub scores as 5.5.

Minimum PTE Academic Score Accepted: 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.