Aug 05, 2021
Major code BA4407
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 102
Athens, OH 45701
Laura Schaeffer, contact person
Knowledge of the interdependent world in which we live and work is essential to all citizens. Through pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree students develop international competence which involves understanding other peoples and societies well enough to work effectively with them on a broad range of common problems. The degree encourages breadth and depth of language study and calls for the education and training of persons who are knowledgeable of history, world views and cultures other than their own.
The interdisciplinary nature of the European Studies Major is designed to prepare students to understand the changing nature of European economics, culture and politics. Europe maintains vital cultural and political influence with the prospect of expansion of the European Community.
Any student admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible to enter this program. Potential OU students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for complete information about admission procedures and requirements.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Our students are well equipped for careers with non-governmental and governmental organizations, multinational corporations, and think tanks, as well as to pursue graduate degrees in a related fields.
The requirements for a major consist of a minimum of 65 quarter hours in addition to the Language Requirement:
Core International Studies Courses
Complete 17 credit hours:
Complete 20 hours from the following:
European Area Studies Courses
Any course from the following: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
Complete at least one quarter-length, advisor-approved education abroad or internship experience which complements area and language of study.
Complete 3 years of coursework in one European language or demonstrate equivalency. See International Studies adviser to complete process for approval of language/study abroad choice(s). The language studied must match area of study and education abroad destination/internship focus. Courses taken to satisfy this requirement do not count towards total number of credit hours for the major.