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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Global Studies—Latin America Major (B.A.)

Major code BA4408

Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 106
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1840
Fax: 740.593.1837
international.studies@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/global/cis/

Catherine Cutcher, contact person
cutcher@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Global Studies--Latin America major promotes a greater understanding of Latin America through academic coursework and language acquisition.  At Ohio University nearly 25 faculty members from 10 disciplines are dedicated Latin American scholars. The field work they conduct in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, and elsewhere in Latin America has produced an impressive list of academic publications. The faculty's research and experience in the region create an intellectual atmosphere where students are challenged to understand Latin America within a context of regional and global change. The interdisciplinary nature of this major is applicable to a wide variety of professions.

Majors are required to complete three years of Spanish or Portuguese language courses and study abroad or intern in Latin America. Students must consult with their advisor and the Office of Global Opportunities before committing to an internship or study abroad program.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Global Studies--Latin America alumni find meaningful post-baccalaureate opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the non-profit world, public policy, the business sector and more.