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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 and a Minor in Economics. For more information on these undergraduate programs, please follow the link on the menu to the left.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Economics Honors  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 Honors
Minimum credit hours: 120

Economics Admissions Index Core (EAI)

  • To be admitted into Upper Division Economics, students must complete all courses in the EAI must have at least a 2.75 EAI GPA,have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, must have a C- or higher in all EAI and ECON courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • MA 16100  may be replaced by MA 16010  and MA 16020 . A C- or higher in both MA 16010 and MA 16020 satisfies the prerequisite for MA 16200 .
  • 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

School of Management (Economics Honors) Foundations

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

University Core/Program Course Requirements

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

Economics Upper Division Electives

Complete any four additional upper-division ECON courses.  ECON 41900 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

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

Required Minor

Complete the requirements for a minor (or major) in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics

Economics Honors Program Requirements

  1. ECON GPA of at least 3.50
  2. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.50

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

General Information

  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher, except for MGMT 30100, 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.
  • Students interested in graduate work in economics or a related field should take additional mathematics and statistics courses and consider completing a minor/major in either or both. These course are highly recommended: MA 30100, MA 34100, MA 44000, MA 36600, STAT 41600/51600, and STAT 42000/52000. Please see http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics/economics/home.php
  • Once you have completed ECON 25100 & 25200 you should quickly complete the three core ECON 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.
  • 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

14-17 Credits

14-15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

  • ECON Upper Division - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ECON Upper Division - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UC Science Tech Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective or Minor - 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 Upper Division - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UC Humanities - 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 Upper Division - 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

120 Total Credits


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

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.

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