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College of Arts & Sciences

Foreign Language & International Economics

120

Semester Hours

48

Credit Hours

30

Core Hours

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The Foreign Language and International Economics major combines economics with proficiency in languages such as;  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish and prepares students for a future in government, international relations, law, research, multinational corporations, and local industries who conduct business internationally.

Careers

Grow Your Future

The Foreign Language and International Economics (FLIE) major combines economics with proficiency in a non-English language and prepares students for a future in government, international relations, law, research, multinational corporations, and local industries who conduct business internationally. Economists are able to interpret and forecast general economic conditions, estimate trends, analyze data, and use economic theory to help their organization operate more efficiently. Combine those skills with the ability to communicate effectively in another language, and opportunities abound. 

Career opportunities in Foreign Language and International Economics

  • Attorney
  • Campaign staffer
  • Consultant
  • Creative writer
  • Development associate
  • Economist
  • Editorial assistant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign Service officer
  • Intelligence officer
  • Journalist
  • Legislative assistant
  • Librarian
  • Military Services
  • News producer
  • Paralegal
  • Physician
  • Policy analyst
  • Production coordinator
  • Professor
  • Program assistant
  • Reference researcher
  • Social worker
  • Speech writer
  • Student Services administrator
  • Teacher
  • University admissions officer

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

The Foreign Language and International Economics (FLIE) major combines economics with proficiency in a non-English language and prepares students for a future in government, international relations, law, research, multinational corporations, and local industries who conduct business internationally. Students take a minimum of nine economics courses and seven to ten intermediate and advanced courses in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.


Graduation Requirements

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the major requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in biological, physical, mathematical and/or computer sciences. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees in the Arts and Sciences section of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin.

UK Core Requirements

  • The Nature of Inquiry in Arts and Creativity (3 hours)
  • The Nature of Inquiry in the Humanities (3 hours)
  • The Nature of Inquiry in the Social Sciences (3 hours)
  • The nature of Inquiry in the Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences (3 hours)
  • Composition and Communication I (3 hours)
  • Composition and Communication II (3 hours)
  • Quantitative Foundations (3 hours)
  • Statistical and Inferential Reasoning (3 hours)
  • Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA (3 hours)
  • Global Dynamics (3 hours)

Total Credit Hours - 30


Major Requirements 

Core Economics Requirements

  • STA 291 - Statistical Methods or STA 296 - Statistical Methods and Motivations [3 hours]
  • ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I [3 hours]
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Economics II [3 hours]
  • ECO 391 - Economic and Business Statistics [3 hours]
  • ECO 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory [3 hours]
  • ECO 402 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory [3 hours]
  • ECO 300+course and two of the following: ECO 472 - International Trade, ECO 472 - International Monetary Economics, ECO 472G - Economic Development [9 hours]

Language Core Requirements

  • To complete the language requirement for the Foreign Language and International Economics major, students will have to complete a variety of upper level course work in their desired language. For a complete list of approved courses please refer to the UKY Bulletin [21 hours]

Total Hours - 48


Featured Career

Economists

Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$95,710

per year in 2014

Number of Jobs

21,500

in 2014

10 Year Job Outlook

1,200

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Although the majority of economists work independently in an office, some collaborate with other economists and statisticians. Most economists work full time during regular business hours, but occasionally they work overtime to meet deadlines.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Financial Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Mathematicians
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Political Scientists
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Statisticians
  • Survey Researchers

A&S Undecided/Exploratory Studies

Understanding that over 70 percent of university students will change their declared major at least once during their college careers, the College of Arts and Sciences has developed an Exploratory Studies program for students who have yet to decide the specific field of study that most closely aligns both their personal interests and their professional career goals and objectives. The Exploratory Studies Program provides students with an extraordinarily diverse educational environment that includes coursework spanning Math and Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences and provides students with the unique opportunity to explore multiple areas of interest during their first several semesters on campus. For more information please contact a recruiting representative at asrecruting@uky.edu. 


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