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International Engineering/Science and Language Program

The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences have partnered to offer an International Engineering and Language/International Science and Language dual degree program that features a degree in an engineering or science discipline and a degree in language offered by the School of Language and Literature in five years.

Learn more about IEL/ISL program participant Matthew Baldwin.

The five-year program features a study abroad experience during the fourth year:

  • First semester – study engineering, science, language, culture and electives in the target language at a partner university
  • Second semester – complete an internship abroad with an engineering firm in the target language

Engineering and science tracks include: biochemistry, biology, biology pre-med, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering physics, geosciences, mechanical engineering and and physics. Others will be added soon.

Language tracks include: Chinese Studies, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

Eligibility Requirements

Students apply to the IEL/ISL program as part of their application to TU. Participants are required to take the Language Placement exam as early as possible and meet with the program director each semester to stay on track. Students should begin language courses as early as their first semester to stay on track with the program.

Current Students: Application for the IEL/ISL program

Prospective Students: Application for the IEL/ISL program

Tuition Waiver

The director of TU Student Financial Services works closely with program participants to ensure they receive financial aid and/or scholarship funding for five years. Students are responsible for nine semesters (10 semesters of credit). Those who study and intern abroad for one year and complete the two degrees will receive free tuition during their 10th and final semester.

Hardesty Language Community

IEL/ISL students are encouraged to apply for residency in the Hardesty Language Community where they can interact with other program participants and practice their second language. The Hardesty Language Community, located on the third floor of Hardesty Hall, features international students as resident assistants and program leaders. Apply to live in the Hardesty Language Community.


For more information about the IEL/ISL program, contact Director David Tingey, chairman of the TU School of Language and Literature.
Office: 918-631-2160