B.S. 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, 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.

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

Students pursuing this degree must complete forty-five semester hours of general education requirements, twenty-four semester hours of French, German, or Spanish courses at or above the 3000 level or twenty-four semester hours of Japanese or Chinese course at or above the 2002 level, and twenty-four semester hours of Economics. This degree program provides significant flexibility for students through eleven hours of free electives and six semester hours of non-major cluster electives.  The course catalog has a full list of degree requirements.