The BGInS office will be OPEN as a satellite office and will be happy to assist you via e-mail and over the phone. We will be working from home and operating within our regular business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

We are committed to the same assistance and support to students during this time. The office will remain physically closed on campus until further notice. Please note that the drop-box for assignments will not be checked while the office is closed. If you have questions regarding assignment submissions, please contact your instructors directly.

Students are encouraged to connect with us via e-mail or by phone. Our regular phone extensions will be operational as normal: Jenelle – 613-520-2600 ext. 7552; Julie – 613-520-2600 ext. 7575).


Unique features of the BGInS Program include:

Multidisciplinary core courses that provide students with a common foundation in global and international studies.

18 specializations that allow students to acquire more in-depth knowledge of a subject or area of interest.

Our language requirement that enables students to engage with another culture in a second language.

Our International Experience Requirement that provides students with the practical experience of living, working or studying abroad.

Experiential learning is a key feature of the student experience.

The Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) degree is offered jointly by the Faculty of Public Affairs and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for students interested in learning and engaging with the world in which we live. The BGInS program is both multidisciplinary, in that it introduces students to the many different disciplinary perspectives on global and international studies, and interdisciplinary, in that it places these disciplinary perspectives in critical dialogue with each other. Completion of a BGInS degree will allow students to pursue a wide range of career options related to global and international studies, including graduate school in a number of disciplines.

Students are admitted to the (20 credit) Honours degree only. Once underway in the program, students may transfer to the (15 credit) General degree.

BGInS is part of Carleton’s Kroeger College of Public Affairs within the Faculty of Public Affairs, a group of academic units that deal directly with matters of importance to government and civil society. FPA offers its students a number of valuable opportunities, including:

International learning experiences
Carleton University Research Opportunity (CUROP) (undergraduate)
IPAF 4900 research mentorship opportunity (undergraduate)
Dean’s Honour List Reception (undergraduate)
FPA Ambassadors (undergraduate)
Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference (graduate)
Events, including the FPA Research Series