B.A. On Campus

Global Studies

Otterbein University

48 months
32624 USD/year
32624 USD/year
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The mission of the Global Studies program from Otterbein University is to help students appreciate and understand today’s increasingly intercultural world and the interconnections that link citizens across the world.


The Global Studies program from Otterbein University promotes learning and knowledge about the cultural, social, political and economic forces shaping our world. Students will come to see the impact and role of nationalism and globalism in shaping contemporary society. Students will develop a vision of themselves as cooperative and responsible global citizens.

This interdisciplinary program prepares students to understand different cultures and to develop skills in comparative cultural analysis. It provides a systematic preparation through courses and first-hand experiences that will lead to specific preparation for employment or graduate study. Faculty members participating in this program have research expertise in evey region of the world.

The Department of History and Political Science offers a BA in Global Studies. The Global Studies interdisciplinary major seeks to prepare students to actively participate in and become leaders in an increasingly globalized society. This course of study prepares students for a career and life that is engaged in the non-profit sector, the public sector, education, international business or law, and other work embedded in a global and international context.

In addition to General Education Requirements, the Global Studies Major requires the completion of 48 semester hours drawn from six specific areas: (a) Foundations; (b) Modern Language; (c) Global Processes and Systems; (d) Regional Concentration; (e) Senior Year Aspects of Global Citizenship; and (f) Senior Year Global Citizenship Capstone.

Career Options and Future Opportunities

Career options for students majoring in international studies include federal government positions, foreign service, NGO work, health related occupations, global business and finance, journalism, law school, and translating/interpreting positions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations
  • Modern Language
  • Global Processes and Systems
  • Regional Concentration
  • Senior Year Aspects of Global Citizenship
  • Senior Year Global Citizenship Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Westerville

1189 - 1962 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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