About the BGInS Program

The Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS)  is part of Carleton’s Kroeger College of Public Affairs housed in the Faculty of Public Affairs; a group of academic units that deal directly with matters of importance to government and civil society.

The 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.

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 an additional 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.

Within the Faculty of Public Affairs, students have a number of valuable opportunities, including: