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Global Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Global Studies program of Oklahoma Baptist University offers high quality upper division courses and advisement designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to Global Studies as well as providing graduates with a solid foundation for postgraduate study. These courses acquaint students with major areas of knowledge and help students develop many of the significant skills needed for academic and career success. These courses help students as they embark on the journey of integrating their personal Christian faith with their growing base of academic knowledge and awareness of the world around them.

What makes an OBU Global Studies degree special?

Global Studies synthesizes the comparative approach of anthropology with the focus on political institutions offered by political science. Political institutions range from those that dictate to their population to those that take orders from their population, and many are a dynamic negotiation between the two – a process guided by cultural expectation.

Global Studies emphasizes cultural comparisons of the extent to which people participate in political action and the manner in which they participate. Central questions include, “What will this society accept?” and, “What is the cultural root of these boundaries of expectation?” This degree also examines the legacy of Western hegemony in the model of the nation-state as it has been enforced, adopted and adapted around the world and across history.

A degree in Global Studies will prepare students for a variety of vocations as graduates will be prepared to navigate and participate in the diverse political institutions of a globally connected world.

Examples of possible careers include the following:

  • Community development
  • Government service: elective and appointive
  • Graduate students
  • Historian
  • Law: attorney, judicial
  • Missions
  • Policy analyst
  • Public relations
  • Policy researchers
  • Teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Cultures: Africa to Central Asia 
  • World Cultures: South Asia to Oceania 
  • Social and Cultural Research 
  • Popular Culture
  • International Relations
  • Communication and Conflict 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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