International Study Center

Unique Education

Create the Degree of Your Dreams

Oglethorpe offers many options that make your study in Atlanta experience specific to your career choice. One of the ways you can do this is by applying to mix different majors and minors to create a specialized degree, like Urban Studies or Medical Illustration.

Individual Major/Minor Degrees

  • Art Business
  • Biology and Athletic Training
  • Communication and Project Management
  • Creative Writing
  • East-Asian Studies with a Japanese Focus
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • International Communications, Cultural Relations and Social Economics
  • Marketing and Visual Communications
  • Political Communications and Economic Development<
  • Psycho-Literary Connections
  • Socio-Urbanism: Urban Studies and City Planning

The Core Curriculum

All Oglethorpe students study the Core. These classes explore the way you think about yourself, the world, and everything in it. A program for lifelong learning, the Core supports your other studies and prepares you for life in the workplace.


Unique and Flexible Degrees

Atlanta is one of the leading cities for higher education in the USA for its diversity of programs and collective resources. You can access courses from more than a dozen other Atlanta education institutions when you enroll for a degree at Oglethorpe – an ARCHE member institution.


The ARCHE (Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education) program gives students access to take courses from 20 colleges and universities across Georgia including Georgia State, Emory, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

Member institutions share their academic strengths, world-class faculties, facilities, libraries, and resources.

  • 20 colleges and universities
  • 5 affiliated libraries
  • 12 corporate and non-profit community partners

Studying at an ARCHE member university helps you broaden your academic experiences and opportunities. If you see a subject you like at another ARCHE institution, you can take that course during your degree at Oglethorpe. Having the chance to study on other campuses and learn from different professors will give you an even broader overall learning experience.

The Dual Engineering Program

Stand out to employers with two respected degrees from two universities on your resume.

The Dual Engineering Program lets you earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Oglethorpe and a specialized engineering baccalaureate degree from one of our partner engineering schools. With this unique option, you only spend five years studying for two degrees – and you get to experience life at two different universities.

Program Structure

During your first three years at Oglethorpe, you will study introductory courses in science and math while receiving a broad education in the liberal arts.

Small class sizes give you plenty of contact time with faculty who are focused on their students’ educational needs. You will also have lots of hands-on experience with sophisticated equipment during group laboratory sessions.

During your final years, you will study at an Oglethorpe partner university:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Auburn University
  • Kennesaw State University

Students must meet the entry requirements of whichever engineering program they wish to attend.

Georgia Institute of Technology
#34 in National Universities
U.S. News & World Report

Auburn University
#99 in National Universities
U.S. News & World Report

Kennesaw State University
2nd largest engineering program in Georgia, with more than 4,000 students


Get all the career support you need at the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB). Link classroom learning with real life, find out about internships, and make contacts for your future career.

Experience Even More of the World

A degree from Oglethorpe lets you experience life in the USA – and beyond.

The University works with global study partner, LeadAbroad, to offer you three unique types of educational travel experiences, during your studies.

  • GO: A study abroad experience in Rome, Barcelona, or London, with opportunities for independent travel
  • LEAD: A unique study abroad experience in Cape Town or Athens, focused on leadership, service, and adventure
  • DIRECT: An organized travel experience in Athens, Cape Town, or Costa Rica, focused on adventure, service opportunities and local culture

Other International Opportunities

Take advantage of another fantastic opportunity from Oglethorpe to broaden your educational and life experience.

During your degree, you can apply to study at the UK’s most prestigious university – for a semester or an academic year. The program allows you to attend Oxford University as an associate student. You will live with international students in Oxford housing and enjoy university privileges.

*Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017

Why the International Study Center?

What does the International Study Center offer international students? What makes it different to the University?

Our International Year

An international study program that offers a pathway to university, matriculating to the second year of your chosen degree.