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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Honors, BA


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About the Program

Economics is the study of how people make decisions in the face of scarcities. Economics evaluates topics such as inflation, business cycles, international trade, tax policies, energy costs, the banking system, crime and the legal system, public finance, and economic development. Students explore economic issues and theories through a variety of disciplines while honing their writing, communication, and analytical skills.

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 (45-49 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: (15-19 credits)


Upper Division Economics (30 credits)


The following are the Economics Admission Index (EAI) courses: ENGL 10600/10800 , COM 11400, ECON 25100, ECON 25200, MA 16020, MA 16200, MA 16600, 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/MA 16500 do not count in the EAI GPA if replaced with MA 16010.

C. Additional Economics Courses (12 credits)


          Select four Economics courses from the following:

  • ECON 30000, 40000, or 50000 level - Credit Hours: 12.00 (except ECON 51300 , 51400 , or 51500 )

At least three courses must be taken at Purdue University; 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 with this major.

Electives (0-18 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


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • ENGL 42000 - Business Writing
  • 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


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • MINOR - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


Note that ECON 36000  has a prerequisite of STAT 35000 /51100  or STAT 22500  & MGMT 30500 ECON 36000  may be used to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirement in Statistics.

A minimum average GPA 3.5 is required in all ECON courses taken for the major

3.5 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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