Dec 14, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Required Major Courses (31 credits)


Major Selectives (15-26 credits)


Complete 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 (41-44 credits)


Electives (19-33 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


Economics Admission Index courses consist of:

  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication OR COM 21700 Science Writing & Presentation
  • ECON 25100 Microeconomics
  • ECON 25200 Macroeconomics
  • ENGL 10600 First-year Composition OR ENGL 10800 Accelerated First-year Composition OR SCLA 10100 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication I: Antiquity to Modernity
  • MA 16100 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MA 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MA 16200 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II OR MA 16600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

 

Upper Division Requirements (Requirements for Upper Division) A student must:

  1. Complete all EAI courses with a 2.75 or above EAI GPA AND a 2.50 cumulative GPA

  2. Have a C- or higher in all EAI AND required Economics courses

  3. Not be on academic probation.

 

  • University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times, grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no more than three different EAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.A maximum of three EAI courses may be retaken one time each for a grade.
  • 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.
  • 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


Fall 1st Year


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
  • Science Tech Society Elective for core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • ECON 49900 - Senior Honors Thesis
  • Humanities Elective for core - 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 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
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Science Elective for core - 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


Notes


  • 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 courses 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.

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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