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2024-2025 University Catalog 
2024-2025 University Catalog

Behavioral Economics Minor

Location(s): West Lafayette

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About the Minor

The Behavioral Economics minor equips students with the tools to analyze human behavior by combining insights from economics and psychology. This program is specifically designed to delve into areas such as decision-making, negotiation, public policy, marketing, and consumer behavior.

By studying real-world situations, students will gain a deeper understanding of people’s motivations and biases in decision-making and its implications for society. Armed with these insights, students will be better positioned to influence and improve the predictability of human behavior, a strong asset for a career in business, marketing, public policy, and nonprofits organizations, among others.

Requirements for the Minor (15 credits)

Additional Courses (6 credits)

Grade Requirements and Pass/No Pass Policy

A grade of C- or better must be earned in any course used to fulfill the minor. Courses for the minor may not be taken as Pass/No Pass.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit for courses that are a direct match will be accepted for the minor. Undistributed transfer credit (i.e. ECON 2XXXX) will not be accepted. To see how courses from other institutions transfer to Purdue’s Transfer Credit Course Equivalence Guide at Purdue Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Guide

Additional Information

Behavioral Economics Minor is not available to Economics Majors or other Economics Minors. Economics majors have priority in registering for Economics upper-division courses. Students seeking a Minor in Behavioral Economics are not allowed to register for upper-division courses until after School of Business registration restrictions are lifted. Space in upper-division courses is not guaranteed.


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student. The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Comparative information about Purdue University and other U.S. educational institutions is also available through the College Navigator tool, provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, and through the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

Pre-Requisite Information

For pre-requisite information, log in to mypurdue.purdue.edu and click here.

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