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2016-2017 University Catalog 
    
2016-2017 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.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for Economics Honors  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be print-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

 

Program: ECON-BS
Code: ECNH
Credit Hours: 120
Graduation Index: 3.50 minimum
Major Index: 3.50 minimum

Economics Admissions Index Core (EAI)

  • To be admitted to Upper Division Economics, students must complete all EAI courses with an EAI GPA of 2.75 or higher, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, must have a C- or higher in all required EAI and ECON courses, and must not be on academic probation.
  • Complete MGMT 29500  with a C- or higher. Grade calculated in overall GPA but not for EAI. Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students who have completed a similar career development course are exempt from this requirement.
  • 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” cannot be replaced by a transfer course.

Required Major Upper Division Courses (24 credits)


Major Selectives (15-26 credits)


Complete the requirements for ONE minor

  • 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 (53-55 credits)


Economics Admissions Index (EAI) Core*


Electives (15-28 credits)


The number of general electives will vary for each student and can include AP credit, transfer credit, and/or Credit by Exam.

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

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.
  • Information on summer courses is available at www.purdue.edu/thinksummer
  • Refer to www.MyPurduePlan.Purdue.edu for degree requirements.
  • 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 /STAT 51600 , and STAT 42000 /STAT 52000 . Please see http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics/economics/home.php
  • Once you have completed ECON 25100  & ECON 25200  you should quickly complete the three core ECON courses (ECON 34000 /ECON 51100 , ECON 35200 /ECON 51200 , and ECON 36000 /ECON 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.

Program Requirements


15-16 Credits


15-16 Credits


15 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


  • 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
  • General Elective or Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ECON Upper Division 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 Upper Division 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


120 Total Credits


Note


◊ Completion prior to admittance to Upper Division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

CC Critical Course to satisfy EAI requirements

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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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