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Economics

Admissions and Declaring the Major

 

Prospective Applicants to Purdue

When you apply to Purdue, you will be asked to choose a school and a major. When accepted, you are directly admitted to that school.  Admission to the Economics undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree is through the School of Management. Admission to the Economics undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree is through the College of Liberal Arts.

Applying to either Purdue's School of Management (BS) or the College of Liberal Arts (BA) is easy. You can proceed to the Purdue University admissions site for more information, including the ability to apply online. The entire admissions process is handled through Purdue University's office of admissions. Applications are evaluated with a holistic approach. Highly qualified students may be offered direct admission and/or invited to join Purdue's Honors College

Freshmen merit scholarships are awarded through the office of admissions. Your application to Purdue will also act as your application for a merit-based scholarship. To be considered, your application must be submitted by November 1.

If you would like more information or would like to visit, for the BS degree please proceed to the School of Management's (BS) undergraduate programs website; for the BA degree, please proceed to the College of Liberal Arts prospective students website; we look forward to meeting you!

 

Current Purdue Students (CODO Requirements)

To change your major to Economics (BS or BA) or to add Economics (BS or BA) as a second major you should talk to an advisor. For the BS degree, you can visit the Management advising office in Krannert (third floor) and make an appointment. For the BA degree, you can visit the CLA advising office in Bearing (first floor). To transfer from one school or college to another within Purdue, you must complete a Change of Degree Objective (CODO) application.

Students currently completing the Economics Admission Index (EAI) course requirements may CODO into the Pre-Economics major if they meet the following requirements:

  • not on academic probation
  • 12 credit hours completed at Purdue University - West Lafayette Campus
  • 2.5 minimum overall GPA
  • MA 16010 or higher calculus completed with a C- or higher
  • Minimum C- in all completed economics courses

Students who have completed all Economics Admission Index (EAI) courses may CODO into the Economics Major (upper division) if the meet the following requirements:

  • not on academic probation
  • 12 credit hours completed at Purdue University - West Lafayette Campus
  • 2.5 minimum overall GPA
  • 2.75 minimum EAI GPA
  • Minimum C- in all completed economics courses

Note that the EAI courses are different for the Economics BA and the Economics BS.