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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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


120 Credits Required

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 Course 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

 

Pre-Economics Courses (12-14 credits)


Upper Division Economics (27 credits)


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.

A. English Course (3 credits)


C. Additional Economics Courses (18 credits)


 Select 6 Economics courses from the following:

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

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


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.


 

Required Minor (12-15 credits)


A minor in the College of Liberal Arts is required.

Electives (7-21 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.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


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


  • ENGL 42000 - Business Writing
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  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 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
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


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

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

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

Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.

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


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