To receive the Global Option in Public Affairs designation, students will complete requirements the following items:
- A. Global Academic Exposure
- B. Global Experiential Exposure
- C. Language Exposure
- D. Global Competency Evaluation
A. Global Academic Exposure
To complete the Global Academic Exposure component, you must take a total of six credits of advanced business courses from the list below. Courses must be completed with a “C” or above grade to fulfill the requirement. Public Affairs core courses may not be used to fulfill the Global Option requirements. Up to three credits are allowed to overlap with specialization courses.
Global Program Related Courses
- Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (PUBAFRS 5600)
- Innovation, Policy, and the Global Economy (PUBAFRS 5610)
- Rebuilding Failed and Weak States (PUBAFRS 5700)
- Special Topics in Public Affairs (PUBAFTS 4194/5800) – If course has an international/global focus, with advisor approval
- Public Affairs/AED Econ 4535 International Economic Development
- Other courses (from Glenn College or other departments) that contain international/global material, with advisor approval
B. Global Experiential Exposure
To complete the Global Experiential Exposure component, you must complete one experience from the list below. Your experience must be approved in advance by your advisor.
- Academic Study Abroad Experience
- You can fulfill this item by participating in a program listed on OSU's Office of International Affairs (OIA) Study Abroad Search engine. Your study abroad experience must be approved by your advisor in advance. For more information about study abroad at Ohio State, please visit the Office of International Affairs.
- Completion of an approved internationally focused internship, either through the Washington Academic Internship Program (PUBAFRS 4191.02) or another approved global internship (PUBAFRS 4191.01).
C. Language Exposure
Skills in a language, other than English or a native language, as demonstrated by a minimum of one foreign language class beyond the required general education minimum (1103) in one of the following languages: Arabic, Aymara, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Yoruba, or Zulu.
D. Global Competency Evaluation
Completion of a senior capstone paper (PUBAFRS 4011 or 4021) or senior thesis (PUBAFRS 4999/4999H) focusing on an international or global policy issue. Your topic must be approved in advance by your advisor