Nov 28, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Geography—Globalization and Development Major (B.A.)

Major code BA4241

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138

Geoff Buckley, contact person 


Program Overview

This major will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary global issues and a geographical framework for analyzing key issues involved in national and international development, especially as it relates to the global south. Reflecting the discipline of geography as a whole, this major emphasizes an integrated approach to studying the relationship of global change to individual and community well-being by combining the benefits of area studies with theoretical and topical investigations in the curriculum.  

Admissions Information

Freshmen/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This is a liberal arts degree that will prepare students for employment in a variety of fields, including non-profit and government work, particularly in the areas of community and international development. This degree will also prepare students well to work in the private sector in an international context. Graduates from this program will also be well situated to continue on to graduate school or law school, with research and professional interest in academic fields, including, but not limited to, geography, public affairs and policy, development studies, and community and regional planning.



Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Geography - Globalization and Development Major

The major requirement for the B.A. degree in Geography - Globalization and Development is a minimum of 47 hours of geography.

Geography Foundations

Complete the following geography foundation courses with at least the minimum grade indicated for each course:

Geography Technique/Method Courses

Complete one course from the following:

Geography Regional Courses

Complete two regional courses from the following:

Program Core Requirements

Complete the following program core courses:

Program Core Electives

Complete three program core elective courses from the following: