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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Economics (Liberal Arts)

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Pre-Economics Coursework

Economics Admission Index (EAI)

  • 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.

Other Pre-Economics Coursework

Pre-Economics Program Requirements

15-18 Credits

15-17 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits


  • A minor in the College of Liberal Arts is required with this major.
  • Students cannot receive both the Economics, BS in the School of Management and the Economics, BA in the College of Liberal Arts. 
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA is required in all ECON courses taken for the major.

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