Bachelor of Arts-- LAS Major in Spanish-Economics
This degree program in Spanish-Economics gives students a unique and highly marketable combination of skills: a strong grounding in the analytical tools of economics, an understanding of how the U.S. economy operates and interacts with the global economy, and both written and oral fluency in the Spanish language.
There is a substantial need in the labor market for individuals who have this set of skills. Spanish is a particularly important foreign language, as it plays a major role in the growing trade and other financial exchanges between the United States and other countries. In addition, there has been significant growth in the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S., and Spanish is now spoken in fully one-half of the households in which a foreign language is used.
Both the increased globalization of the economy and the growth of the Latino population in the U.S. have contributed to making Spanish fluency increasingly necessary for many business transactions and activities. The program's emphasis on economics courses with an international focus makes graduates particularly attractive to the growing number of American businesses which have dealings with Mexico and Latin America.
This program can be completed in four years of full-time study (120 semester hours) and does not require any prior knowledge of either Spanish or Economics.
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If you are interested in international issues, you may wish to consider the
International Studies Minor
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