The Bachelor of Global and International Studies at Carleton University welcomed its first students in September 2015.

More about the Program

The Bachelor of Global and International Studies is to be jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Affairs.  It is intended for students who want to learn more about, and engage constructively with, the world in which we live.  It is expected that it will allow students to pursue a wide range of career options related to global and international studies, including graduate school in a number of different disciplinary areas.  It 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.

Visit the the Bachelor of Global and International Studies website

There will be  four components to the degree:

  1.  A multidisciplinary core course sequence which will provide all students with a common foundation in global and international studies
  2. Twelve specializations, some defined thematically and some defined in terms of geographic regions of the world, which will allow students to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of a subject of particular interest to them
  3. A language requirement intended to make students capable of engaging with another culture in a second language,
  4. An overseas experience requirement to ensure that all students have practical experience of living and studying abroad.

External admission will be only to the four-year (20.0 credit) Honours degree, though students in program may transfer to the three-year (15.0 credit) General degree.

The program has been approved to commence by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance and and by the Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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