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, 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.
Students must earn 24 credit hours of language electives, in a single language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish) and beyond the level of the 2002 course (beyond 2001 for Chinese, Japanese, and Russian).
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.