The Bachelor of Global and International Studies allows students to pursue a wide range of academic studies through a global and international lens. The program also takes advantage of Carleton’s strengths and location to provide an undergraduate education in global and international issues that can give you an advantage in today’s job market.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS)

The program has four interconnected components.  A mandatory core course sequence provides a common multi-disciplinary foundation in global and international studies, while the 14 specializations (majors) cover specific international and global themes or geographical areas, giving you the opportunity to focus your studies according to your interests. A second language requirement and an international experience requirement are also included so that you can graduate not only with new knowledge and skills, but also an expanded worldview.

Specializations within BGInS

  • Africa and Globalization
  • Europe and Russia in the World
  • Global Development
  • Global Inequalities and Social Change
  • Global Law and Social Justice
  • Global Literatures
  • Global Media and Communication
  • Global Politics
  • Global and Transnational History
  • Globalization, Culture, and Power
  • Globalization and the Environment
  • International Economic Policy
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Migration and Diaspora Studies

afreen-delvi-photoStudent Quote: Afreen Delvi

The BGInS program created an educational, informative and social platform for my peers and myself to enjoy. I entered the program lacking the ability to engage with international dilemmas and criticisms constructively, but I have learned to understand multiple disciplinary perspectives on global and international studies.

 Carleton’s Capital Advantage

Ottawa is the ideal place to look at Canada and the world through an international lens. As the seat of the Canadian federal government, Ottawa is home to Global Affairs Canada as well as a multitude of embassies, consulates, international agencies, scientific and cultural institutions, and national and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), as well as a large concentration of globally oriented high-tech firms.

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Program Highlights

  • First of its kind in Canada
  • Multidisciplinary Approach
  • 100+ Faculty Experts
  • 14 Specializations
  • International Experience Requirement
  • Language Requirement

Program Information

  • Required Courses: English (ENG4U)
  • Cut off Range: 73-76%
  • Co-op Option: no

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