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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.

Pre-Economics  

Economics Honors (BS) Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Department/Program Major Courses (46-57 credits)


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 (37-43 credits)


Electives (20-35 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 20.00-35.00

    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(EAI) courses consist of:

  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication OR COM 21700 Science Writing & Presentation OR SCLA 10200 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication II: Modern World OR EDPS 31500 Collaborative Leadership: Interpersonal Skills
  • 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 or HONR 19903 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Writing
  • MA 16100 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MA 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

 Upper Division Requirements: 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 any ECON courses 3) Not be on academic probation.

  • University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times and grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no more than three different MAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.
  • Students are responsible for consulting their advisor about re-take options available to them.
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16100, 16200, 16500, 16600 do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.

University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


13-15 Credits


14-15 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Economics Upper Division Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Economics Upper Division Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology, & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Human Cultures: Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • Economics Upper Division Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Economics Upper Division Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division, with the exception of OBHR 33300. Students may take this course during their Sophomore Year.
  • 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.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer.
  • Graduation Index: 3.5 Minimum. Major Index: 3.5 Minimum.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (Purdue Transfer Credit Courses) will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school.
  • 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
  • MA 16020 is not sufficient preparation for minors offered by the College of Science and the College of Engineering. Consider taking MA 16200 or MA 16600 instead. Students who have not completed MA 16100 but have a C- or better in both MA 16010 & MA 16020 may take MA 16200.
  • 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.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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