Globalization Studies

Globalization is the process of countries, through increasing contact, communication and trade, coming closer together to create a single global system in which developments in one part of the world can profoundly affect individuals or communities in other parts of the world. This major provides an opportunity to explore from an interdisciplinary perspective the forms that globalization takes, the forces that shape them, and their consequences for the life chances of individuals and communities worldwide, as well as for the global system itself. This major familiarizes students with, and increases their understanding of, the continuously and rapidly changing international environment in which they live and the place of the United States in it.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree 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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