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
Friday, September 10, 2021
Experiential Learning Opportunities for Fall 2021 – Form Submission Due September 17
We have an exciting opportunity for students who are interested in gender-based violence issues. Our Visiting Fellow this year, Dr. Dean Laplonge, is the head of Factive Consulting, a firm that develops plans for NGO’s and corporations for prevention of gender-based violence in workplaces and communities around the world. Dr. Laplonge is...
Thursday, May 27, 2021
New Minor in Community Engagement
Hello BGInS Students, We would like to let you know that our program is part of a new Minor in Community Engagement. Further information about the Minor is provided below. Minor in Community Engagement https://carleton.ca/socanth/coming-fall-2021-minor-in-community-engagement/ ...
Monday, April 5, 2021
Indigenous Rights and Biodiversity Conservation in Belize
In this podcast episode, Professor Peter Andrée speaks with Cristina Coc, Executive Director of the Julian Cho Society and Spokesperson for the Toledo Alcaldes Association/Maya Leaders Alliance, and Filiberto Penados, Chair, Julian Cho Society about the connections between Indigenous rights and biodiversity conservation. They take a closer look...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
BGInS Faculty Spotlight – Candace Sobers
Mary Giles highlights the work and successes of BGInS Associate Professor Candace Sobers in a piece titled: Decolonization, National Liberation and Revolutionary...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Daughters of the Vote
BGInS student, Monica Izaguirre-Canales, was chosen to be a delegate in "Daughters of the Vote" by Equal Voice. This initiative began in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of some women getting the right to vote in Canada. Monica is one of few Latina candidates chosen to represent women in politics. A huge congrats...
Monday, February 22, 2021
TEDx Carleton University BGInS
Fourth year BGInS student, Max Lee, will be giving a talk on the balance between personal fulfillment and civil responsibility. This TEDx Carleton event is on March 6th from 1pm to 5pm EST. Max will likely be the fourth speaker. I hope you can join us by attending this virtual event to support Max...
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Canada-Sudan Relations: Knowledge Transfer and Sustainable Development
Canada-Sudan Relations Conference 19 January 2020 - Coral Hotel,...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Filipino Health Care Workers Show the Contribution of Newcomers to Canada
Bachelor of Global and International Studies student, Aiza Teofilo, dives into the contribution that newcomers to Canada have within the health care system in Canada. See the article on the National Newcomer Navigation Network...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Newcomers to Canada: Helping our Canadian Economy and Communities
Bachelor of Global and International Studies student, Meena Abd-Ulrahman, reflects on her experiences as a newcomer to Canada, and the positive impact that newcomers have on the Canadian economy. See the article on the National Newcomer Navigation Network...
Friday, December 4, 2020
Job Opportunities – Fellow in Residence and Visiting Professor positions for 2021-22 Academic Year
Applications for The Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) Visiting Professor and Fellow-in-Residence positions for the 2021-22 academic year are now open. For more information, please view the complete position descriptions and application requirements below. Visiting Professor - Public Affairs (Global and International Studies)...