B.S. in Global Economics and Modern Languages

In partnership with the School of Modern Languages, the School of Economics offers a Bachelor of Science in Global Economics and Modern Languages with language concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. Global Economics and Modern Language graduates are especially attractive to employers with long-term interests outside the United States who demand employees prepared to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by global, economically interdependent, multilingual, and multicultural environments.  Through a variety of coursework and the opportunity to spend a semester abroad, students have in-depth knowledge not only of their own cultures but also have the capacity to function effectively in a second culture.  Coursework focuses on rigorous training in economics combined with extensive foreign language study. Students are expected to develop advanced communication skills and professional competency in the language of choice through courses and extracurricular opportunities that focus on current issues, classic literature, business applications, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Program Highlights

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Focus Areas

  • Banking & Economics
  • Economic Development
  • International Economics
  • Language Concentration

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Global Enterprise
  • Intercultural Seminar
  • Money and Capital Markets

Alumni Careers

  • Foreign Services Professional
  • Global Pricing Analyst
  • Latin American Treasury Analyst
  • Statistical Modeler

About the Curriculum

Students pursuing this degree must complete 45 credit hours of general education requirements, including 24 credit hours of French, German, or Spanish courses at or above the 3000 level or 24 credit hours of Japanese, Korean, or Chinese courses at or above the 2002 level, and 24 credit hours of Economics. This degree program provides significant flexibility for students through 11 hours of free electives and 6 credit hours of non-major cluster electives. The course catalog has a full list of degree requirements.

Interested in Learning More?

Interested in learning more? Contact The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Modern Languages Mirla Gonzalez or the International Program Coordinator in the School of Economics Aselia Urmanbetova.