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2017-2018 University Catalog

Economics Honors, 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, a Minor in Economics and a Minor in Business Economics. For more information on these undergraduate programs, please follow the link on the menu to the left.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Required Major Upper Division Courses (24 credits)


Major Selectives (15-26 credits)


Complete the requirements for ONE major or minor offered by the College of Science

  • 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

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (47-49 credits)


Economics Admissions Index (EAI) Core*


Electives (19-34 credits)


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

*Economics Admissions Index (EAI) Core


•  To be admitted to Upper Division Economics, students must complete all EAI courses with an EAI GPA of 2.75 or higher, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, must have a C- or higher in all required EAI and ECON courses, and must not be on academic probation.

•  MA 16100 may be replaced by MA 16010 and MA 16020. A C- or higher in both MA 16010 and MA 16020 satisfies the prerequisite for MA 16200.

•  A maximum of three EAI courses may be retaken one time each for a grade.

•  Students are responsible for consulting their advisor about re-take options available to them.

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.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • ENGL 42000 - Business Writing
  • ECON Upper Division - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECON Upper Division - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UC Science Tech Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • UC Humanities - 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 49900 - Senior Honors Thesis
  • ECON Upper Division 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 Upper Division Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UC Science 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


General Information


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher, except for MGMT 30100, 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.
  • For students in the Honors College, ECON 25100-H, ECON 49900, ECON 51100, ECON 51200, and ECON 56200 all count as honors elective courses (automatically provide honors credits without the need for an honor contract)
  • Students interested in Master’s or Ph.D. programs in economics, accounting, finance, political science, and other related fields should take additional mathematics and statistics courses. Consider completing a minor in either or both. These course are highly recommended: MA 30100, MA 34100, MA 44000, MA 36600, STAT 41600/51600, and STAT 42000/52000. Please see  https://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics/economics/Undergraduate/after-graduation/prep-grad-school.asp
  • Once you have completed ECON 25100 & 25200 you should quickly complete the three core economics courses (ECON 34000/51100, ECON 35200/51200, and ECON 36000/56200). After completing these courses, consider applying for an undergraduate teaching assistantship. Working as an undergraduate TA sometimes leads to research assistant opportunities.
  • If you maintain a high GPA into your junior year, consider applying for prestigious scholarships including: Fulbright Fellowship, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, National Science Foundation Fellowship, Marshall Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Harry S. Truman Scholarship, Beinecke Scholarship, British Chevening Scholarship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, and Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer
  • Refer to www.MyPurduePlan.Purdue.edu for degree requirements.

Notes


* Completion prior to admittance to Upper Division strongly encouraged

♦ Critical Course to satisfy EAI requirements

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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