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Credit Requirements by Topic Area

A total of 126 credit hours is required for graduation. For the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics, the credit hour requirements are broken down by topic area below as follows.

Topic AreaCourses - BSCreditsCourses - BACredits
Economics ECON 251, 252, 340, 352, 360 and 5 Econ elective courses* 30 ECON 251, 252, 340, 352, and 6 Econ elective courses* 30
General Education School of Management General Studies Requirement 24 CLA Core Curriculum Requirement** 30
English ENGL 106 or 108, or equivalent and ENGL 420 6-7 ENGL 106 or 108, or equivalent 3
Communication COM 114 3 COM 114 3

Computer Science

CS 235*** 3 CS 235*** 3
Mathematics MA 159; MA 223/224 or MA 161/162 or MA 165/166 11 MA 153; MA 220 9
Statistics STAT 225 or 416; MGMT 305 or STAT 350 or STAT 511 6 STAT 301 or higher 3
Concentration Area Computer Science, Management, Mathematics, Statistics or Life Sciences 9-12 Anthropology, Communications, Computer Science, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, or Statistics 9
Career Development MGMT 30100 1
Free Electives 28-33 36

*Only one of the five (for the BS) or six (for the BA) upper division ECON Electives can be taken other than at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

**Note that Econ 251 and Econ 252 satisfy the "Social Ethics" and "Individual and Society" requirements of CLA's core curriculum, respectively

***Other courses such as CS 156, 158, 159, 177, 178, and 180 may substitute for CS 235 for CODO students; such substitution requires special permission of the department.

The following courses cannot be used to fulfill graduation requirements for Economics Majors: ENGL 100, MA 111, 133, 134, 137, 138, 139, 152, PHYS 149, ENGR 109, STAT 113, 114, 301, and CHM 100.

Students enrolled in the Economics Honors Program must have an overall graduation index of 3.3 and a grade index of 3.3 in all Economics courses taken. In addition, they must complete MGMT 305/STAT 350, ECON 360, and ECON 499H (Senior Honors Thesis--spring only).