The Global Studies degree at OSU educates you on local and global topics while learning
about contemporary cultures and working with people with diverse backgrounds.
Why global studies at OSU?
With a global studies degree at OSU, you will gain a variety of skills, including
a deep understanding of the institutions and processes that shape the world. Our goal
is to increase your cross-cultural knowledge and strengthen your verbal and written
communications skills through unique courses and hands-on experiences, such as Study Abroad trips.
Students majoring in Global Studies pursue jobs within the United States and abroad.
They seek careers with local, state or federal agencies, in the private sector, or
with non-governmental and charitable organizations. A Global Studies major is also
a good way to prepare for law school or graduate study.
Civil Service Worker
Global Diversity & Diversity Associate
Heritage Preservation Planner
You will have the option to fulfill course requirements with either a semester study
abroad or a shorter one- or two-week course led by department faculty through the
Oklahoma State Study Abroad Office.
Students majoring in Global Studies can find volunteer work through the OSU Student Volunteer Center on campus. Other national and international volunteer opportunities can be matched
at VolunteerMatch. Volunteering can help communities, help students explore career options and gain
Our faculty have expertise in nearly every world region, from Latin America to the
Middle East to Australia and Oceania and beyond. Faculty have received funding from
prestigious organizations, such as UNESCO, National Geographic, Fulbright-Hayes, National
Science Foundation, and International Research and Exchanges Board.