The Development Studies major is intended to introduce students to historical, economic, political, geographical, social and cultural explanations of underdevelopment and modernization in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Factors internal to the regions of the world undergoing development are studied, as is the influence of international economic and political forces and institutions.
Students pursuing thedegree are required to complete a minimum of two years of foreign language study in a language appropriate to the chosen specialization. Coursework completed at OSU or abroad and/or appropriate placement test results can document this. (NEW LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT PENDING FINAL APPROVAL).
Those choosing to complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minor in one of the following areas: Agribusiness, Business, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Geographic Information Science, Global Public Health, Information Security, International Business, Quantitative Economics.
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