Feb 02, 2023  
2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BS


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 and a Minor in Economics.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Economics, BS  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Bachelor of Science in Management
Major: Economics
Minimum credit hours: 120

Economics Admissions Index Core (EAI)

  • To be automatically admitted into upper division, students who have completed all courses in the EAI must have at least a 2.75 EAI GPA, have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, must have a C- or higher in all EAI and ECON courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16100 /MA 16500  do not count in the EAI GPA if replaced with MA 16010 .
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16200 /MA 16600  do not count in the EAI GPA if replaced with MA 16020 .
  • A maximum of three EAI courses may be retaken one time each for a grade.
  • EAI and School of Management (Economics) Foundations courses with grades of “F” may only be retaken at Purdue University.

EAI Core


Note


Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not  in your native language and not taught in English. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.

Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

Required Minor or School of Management Concentration courses as well as Economics Electives may be used to fulfill these requirements if they are on the list

University Core/Program Course Requirements


(Additional requirements fulfilled through MAI Core and/or School of Management Foundations courses)

Economics Upper Division Electives


Complete five additional upper-division ECON courses.  ECON 49100 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.  No more than 3 upper division courses per semester unless at least a 2.75 overall GPA

  • Upper Division ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Upper Division ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Upper Division ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Upper Division ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Upper Division ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Required Minor or School of Management Concentration


Complete the requirements for a minor (or major) in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics OR Complete the requirements for a School of Management Concentration in Accounting, Analytical Consulting, Finance, Global Leadership and Human Capital, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or International Business.

Electives (Complete Enough Electives to Equal at Least 120 Credits)


General Information


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher 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. Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • MA 16010 & MA 16020 are not sufficient preparation for minors in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics.
  • Students who have not completed MA 16100 but have a C- or better in both MA 16010 & MA 16020 may take MA 16200.
  • Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics or related fields should consider the Economics Honors degree as it provides a better preparation: Economics Honors (2015-16)  
  • Refer to the most updated list of pre-and co-requisites and Course Grade Requirements at http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/home.php

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UC Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • International Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Study Abroad Semester - Purdue will provide a $3,000 scholarship for participation in a semester-long program.  There are more than 300 study abroad programs to choose from.

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ECON Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECON 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

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • ECON 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


Total Credits 120


Note


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

GRADUATION INDEX REQUIREMENTS
Graduation Index: 2.0 minimum
Major (ECON) Index: 2.0 minimum

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.