In partnership with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the School of Modern Languages offers a joint Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). The degree is offered in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. See the list of IAML Degree Requirements and the IAML degree checklist for more information.
Students in this program take the same required core courses as for the Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, but also receive intensive foreign language training and learn the fundamentals of dealing with foreign cultures and societies by completing a program of 24 hours beyond the 2002 course level (beyond the 2001 level for Chinese, Japanese, and Russian) in a single language.
IAML majors are 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.
IAML graduates are prepared for advanced graduate and professional study and are ready for employment in internationally oriented firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.