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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA


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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 2016-17 Economics  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 printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

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

Economics-BA
ECON
120 Credits

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (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 2.0 GPA average is required in all ECON courses taken for the major.  Students are required to take ENGL 10600 /10800  and COM 11400  as their core requirement. These courses included in the Economics Admission requirements.

Pre-Economics Courses (12-14 credits)


The following courses:

Upper Division Economics Admission Requirements


The following are the Economics Admission Index (EAI) courses:  ENGL 10600 /10800 , COM 11400 , ECON 25100 , ECON 25200 , MA 16010 /16100 /16500 , and CS 23500 .  To be admitted to Upper Division Economics, students must complete all of the EAI courses with an EAI GPA of 2.75 or higher, have a C- or higher in all EAI courses, and not be on probation.  Students also must have a C- or higher in any ECON course taken previously or concurrently with the EAI courses.  A maximum of three EAI courses may be repeated one time each for a grade.  Grades of “F” earned in an EAI or ECON course may only be retaken at Purdue University.  Previous enrollments in MA 16100 /16500  do not count in the EAI GPA if replaced with MA 16010 .

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

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


  • 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) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - 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 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Minor (12-15 credits)


Electives (16-21 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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 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
  • MINOR REQ - 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
  • MINOR REQ - 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
  • MINOR REQ - 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
  • MINOR REQ - 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

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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