Economics (Pre) (College of Liberal Arts)
Economics explains the economic aspects of modern society and teaches students how to analyze economic problems and evaluate public policy. The major provides students with a logical structure and careful reasoning skills that are in high demand by private sector, not-for-profits, and government employers. Economics covers topics such as inflation, business cycles, international trade, tax policies, energy costs, the banking system, crime and the legal system, public finance, and economic development. Students are encouraged to study abroad while at Purdue. Economics students must choose a minor.
All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success: communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.
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Careers in Economics (Pre) (College of Liberal Arts)
- Data Analyst
- Elected Official
- Business Development
Transfer to Economics (Pre) (College of Liberal Arts)
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.2
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