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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BS


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About the Program

Welcome to Purdue University’s Department of Economics. The Department, located in the Krannert School of Management, has a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Economics faculty members are leaders in their respective fields. The Economics Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For undergraduates students, the Department offers two Baccalaureate degrees, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Economics through the Management School and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree through the College of Liberal Arts. We also offer an Economics Honors Program and a Minor in Economics.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for Economics, BS  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be print-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

 

Program: ECON-BS
Code-ECON
Credit Hours: 120
Graduation Index: 2.00 minimum
Major Index: 2.00 minimum

Economics Admissions Index Core (EAI)

  • To be automatically admitted into upper division, students who have completed all courses in the EAI must have at least a 2.75 EAI GPA, have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, must have a C- or higher in all EAI and ECON courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Complete MGMT 29500  with a C- or higher. Grade calculated in overall GPA but not for EAI. Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students who have completed a similar career development course are exempt from this requirement.
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16100 /MA 16500  do not count in the EAI GPA if replaced with MA 16010 .
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16200 /MA 16600  do not count in the EAI GPA if replaced with MA 16020 .
  • A maximum of three EAI courses may be retaken one time each for a grade.
  • EAI and School of Management (Economics) Foundations courses with grades of “F” cannot be replaced by a transfer.

Required Major Upper Division Courses (24 credits)


No more than 3 Upper Division courses per semester unless at least a 2.75 overall GPA

Major Selectives* (12-26 credits)


Complete the requirements for one of the following Minors, Concentrations, or Entrepreneurship Certificate

Minor in Biology - Credit Hours: 18.00

Minor in Chemistry - Credit Hours: 16.00

Minor in Computer Science - Credit Hours: 16.00

Minor in Mathematics - Credit Hours: 24.00

Minor in Physics - Credit Hours: 26.00

Minor in Statistics - Credit Hours: 15.00

Concentration in Accounting - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Analytical Consulting - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Finance - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Global Leadership and Human Capital - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Marketing - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Management Information Systems - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Credit Hours: 12.00

Concentration in International Business - Credit Hours: 12.00

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Credit Hours: 15.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (47-54 credits)


Economics Admissions Index (EAI) Core*


Electives (16-37 credits)


The number of general electives will vary for each student and can include AP credit, transfer credit, and/or Credit by Exam.

University Core Requirements


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

General Information


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (https://selfservice.mypurdue.purdue.edu/prod/bzwtxcrd.p_select_info) courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school, (www.aacsb.edu).
  • Courses taken on approved Krannert study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students participating in a Purdue approved study abroad program are registered as full-time Purdue students during their semester abroad. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities. Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • MA 16010 & MA 16020 are not sufficient preparation for minors in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics.
  • Students who have not completed MA 16100 but have a C- or better in both MA 16010 & MA 16020 may take MA 16200.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer.
  • Refer to www.MyPurduePlan.purdue.edu for degree requirements.
  • Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics or related fields should consider the Economics Honors degree as it provides a better preparation: https://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics/economics/Undergraduate/after-graduation/prep-grad-school.asp

International Electives


Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.

Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

± Also counts for UC Humanities

≈ Also counts for UC Science Technology & Society

≥ Check myPurdue for course pre-requisites

Program Requirements


15-18 Credits


15-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • ENGL 42000 - Business Writing
  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UC Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • International Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Total Credits 120


Note


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

CC Critical Course to satisfy EAI requirements

Degree Requirement


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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

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.

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