​Pre-Econ PhD Track

PhD programs prepare students to independently produce economic research. PhD economists generally pursue careers in one of three areas: Academia, Government, or Industry (as Economic Consultants or In-House Economists). In preparation for an Econ PhD program, most undergraduates will include mathematics as a double major or at least a minor. Visit https://economics.byu.edu/Pages/After%20Graduation%20Pages/Graduate-Programs-in-Economics.aspx for more in-depth information on how to prepare for an economics graduate program.

Recommended Econ Course Offerings

Econ 488 Applied Econometrics

Econ 580 Advanced Price Theory (Micro)

Econ 581 Advanced Microeconomics

Econ 582 Topics in Mathematical Economics

Econ 588 Advanced Econometrics


Recommended Math Course Offerings

Math 112, 113 (Calculu​s I and II)

Math 313 Elementary Linear Algebra

Math 314 Calculus of Several Variables

Math 341 Theory of Analysis


Suggested Supplementary Courses

(Take as your time and interests allow)

Math 342 Theory of Analysis II

Math 541 Real Analysis

Math 431 Probability Theory

Math 435 Mathematical Finance

Math 410, 510 Numerical Methods

Math 451, 55​3, 554 Topology

Math 570 Matrix Analysis

Math 334 Ordinary Differential Equations

CS 142 Intro to Computer Programming