International Economics Major

To help you prepare for careers in global business, nonprofits, or government, the International Economics curriculum combines rigorous coursework in the Department of Economics with advanced training in either Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish. The major also provides you with opportunities for study abroad as well as overseas internships and research projects.

This course of study exemplifies the College of Arts and Letters’ cross-disciplinary approach to nurturing the development of business leaders and global citizens who have both the analytical and cultural skills needed to navigate today’s interconnected world economy.


Required economics courses for International Economics Major

​All of the following:​

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory*
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory*
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics

*Calculus B or equivalent is a prerequisite

​Two electives focused on International economic topics.  The available electives will vary by semester.  Some past courses which have satisfied this requirement are:

  • International Trade
  • International Money
  • Development Economics


Language requirements (see partner Language departments)

Senior research project

Information on language requirements can be found at the appropriate department webpage:

Department Director of Undergrad Studies Email


Ghada Bualuan

East Asian

Michael Brownstein

German and Russian

Denise Della Rossa

Romance Languages

Shauna Williams

For economics-specific questions, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics.