B.S. in Global Economics and Modern Languages

The School of Economics and the School of Modern Languages

A joint Bachelor of Science degree of the School of Economics and the School of Modern Languages, graduates are prepared to understand global, economically inter-dependent, multilingual, and multicultural environments. Graduates will have in-depth knowledge of not just their own cultures, but the capacity to function effectively and successfully in a second culture. Coursework focuses on rigorous training in economics with extensive foreign language study. The separate language concentrations include Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Students develop advanced communication skills, creative thinking, and professional competency in the language through courses and extracurricular opportunities that focus on current issues, classic literature, business applications, and cross-cultural perspectives.

GEML majors are also strongly encouraged to enroll in the intensive summer programs (LBAT) offered by the School of Modern Languages. In addition, students are encouraged to spend a semester or year abroad in order to develop their language skills to a professionally competent level.

Graduates may pursue advanced degrees in economics, international affairs, international business, law, and public policy.

Focus Areas

  • Enviornmental Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Economics
  • Language Concentration

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Forecasting
  • International Energy Markets
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Russian

Career Paths

  • Currency Trading
  • Import and Export Enterprises
  • International Banking
  • International Investment Analysis
  • International Market Analysis