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Major Specializations

The undergraduate international studies program provides internationally focused, cross-cultural course work at Ohio State. In cooperation with departments in several colleges, it offers undergraduates interdisciplinary major and minor programs of study concerning different world regions as well as contemporary global themes. International Studies is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. 


Bachelor of Arts -- students choose a Primary and a Secondary specialization. 

Bachelor of Science-- students choose a single specialization and a required minor from the approved list. (Note, currently, Human Rights, Information Security, and International Conflict and Peace are only available under the Bachelor of Arts degree.)


There are fourteen major specializations for you to choose from:  


Students should meet with an academic advisor to design an academic pathway.  Please refer to the major guidelines to learn more about the curriculum requirements.

Double Majors

Many students elect to double major in International Studies and another major of their choice.  Among the most elected are:

  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Political science