In partnership with the School of Economics the School of Modern Languages offers a joint Bachelor of Science degree in Global Economics and Modern Languages, with separate language concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. See the list of GEML Degree Requirements and the GEML degree checklist for more information.
GEML graduates fulfill the requirements of industry and government agencies with preparation in understanding the 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 in a second culture.
GEML students complete 21 credits of language electives at 2002 (or its equivalent), 3000 level or above in one language: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. Only one 34XX course may count as part of the 21 credits of language electives, since this number designates culture courses taught in English. Students take an additional 3 credits in the 4500 Intercultural Seminar course in their chosen language.
GEML majors are also strongly encouraged to enroll in the intensive summer programs (LBAT) offered by the School of Modern Languages. In addition, you are encouraged to spend a semester or year abroad in order to develop your language skills to a professionally competent level.