The BGInS Faculty and Staff strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand in solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and with our students of Ukrainian heritage. We promise to provide academic support and flexibility to students who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine. We will treat all class discussions in a sensitive, respectful and informed manner, aware of the fact that this conflict is not an academic exercise but an ongoing situation of human suffering and tragedy.


The BGInS office is OPEN for in-person meetings from 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday-Friday. We are also happy to assist you via e-mail, over the phone, and MS Teams or Zoom.  Staff will be available virtually from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday as well.

Our regular phone extensions will be operational as normal: Julie – 613-520-2600 ext. 7528); Nicki – 613-520-2600 ext. 7575.

Please note that not all staff will be available on campus every day. We encourage you to reach out to the staff member you would like to meet with in order to book an in-person meeting to ensure they are available that day.

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 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