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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA


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About the Program

Economics is the study of how people make decisions in the face of scarcities. Economics evaluates topics such as inflation, business cycles, international trade, tax policies, energy costs, the banking system, crime and the legal system, public finance, and economic development. Students explore economic issues and theories through a variety of disciplines while honing their writing, communication, and analytical skills.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Economics  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Economics-BA
ECON
120 Credits

Economics Major Requirements (39-41 credits)


A Minor in the College of Liberal Arts IS required with this major

Students CANNOT receive both the BS (M) and BA (LA) in Economics

A minimum average 2.0 GPA is required in all ECON courses taken for the major

Pre-Economics Courses (12-14 credits)


The following courses:

Upper Division Economics Admission Requirements


The following are the Economics Admission Index (EAI) courses:

Requirements for Upper Division Economics


A. The following English Course (3 credits)


C. Select six Economics courses from the 30000, 40000, or 50000 level (18 credits)


(except ECON 51300 , ECON 51400 , or ECON 51500 )

At least four courses must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette; and no more than three upper division ECON courses per semester unless at least 2.75 overall GPA

D. Complete the requirements for any College of Liberal Arts Minor (or Major)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (48-49 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
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  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credit Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics (fulfilled by major req.) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics (fulfilled by major req.) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society (fulfilled by major req.) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (30-33 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


15-19 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ENGL 42000 - Business Writing 
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


A minimum average 2.0 GPA is required in all ECON courses taken for the major, including prerequisites

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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