Attend The Comparative Studies Virtual Open House!


The Department of Comparative Studies at Ohio State is excited to hold a virtual open house on XXX, 2016. We will have representatives available between X to X to answer your questions about the many exciting opportunities available.

The open house will be held on CarmenConnect. If you’re a current student, login through the link below at the specified time. Helpful snapshot views and any other supplemental material, if any, will be available in the virtual meeting room at any time a week prior for you to download. Guest visitors are also welcome and can login as a guest.


Comparative Studies At Ohio State

The Ohio State University Department of Comparative Studies is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars who study how human societies organize themselves through the production of knowledge, discourses and material practices. The department addresses processes of cultural interaction, with particular attention to the dynamics of knowledge, power, authority and cultural difference.

Comparative Studies raises questions that help us understand how culture shapes the lives of individuals and groups. {Eugene Holland, professor, Department of Comparative Studies} 

Degree Programs


  • BA, Comparative Studies, with concentrations in:
    • Comparative Cultural Studies
    • Comparative Ethnic and American Studies
    • Comparative Literature
    • Folklore
    • Science and Technology Studies
  • BA, World Literature
  • BA, Religious Studies


  • American Studies
  • Folklore
  • Religious Studies

Graduate Degrees

  • MA, Comparative Studies
  • PhD, Comparative Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Specialization in World Literatures

Graduate Minor

  • Comparative Cultural Studies