In the College of Business (COB), your education is our priority. From declaring your major all the way through graduation, COB Advising is happy to assist you.

If you are have difficulty finding information you need, contact our office to set up an appointment or send an e-mail to an advisor with questions.

Degree Types

There are two undergraduate degree types that Business majors may select:

  • Bachelor of Arts  (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

The differences between each degree type are summarized below. If you have further questions, please see your advisor.

  • If you want to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, you need to:

    1. demonstrate proficiency through the second year of a foreign language (foreign language proficiency is defined as completing through the "213" course of a foreign language with a C or better or getting a signed letter by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures stating that the student has proficiency), and
    2. demonstrate cultural awareness by either:
      1. completing 6 credits of upper-division course work focusing on the culture of regions that commonly use the foreign language in which the student is proficient, or
      2. completing a study abroad, global internship, or research experience of at least 10 weeks in a non-English speaking foreign country while enrolled at OSU. This experience must be clearly documented for degree audit purposes.
  • If you want to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, you do not need any additional foreign language or culture credits.