The BGInS office is OPEN and we are happy to assist you via e-mail, over the phone, and in-person. At least one staff member will be available on-campus from 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Staff will also be available virtually from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday.

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. 7528); Nicki – 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 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