We offer degrees in Canadian Studies at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels.

Canadian Studies students graduate with a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on Canada, its people and its central issues. With a firm grounding in a range of approaches across a number of research areas, you will be prepared for a variety of career possibilities. This program provides an excellent basis for employment in fields such as the government service, education, law, museum and archival work, public administration, and journalism. Alternatively, you may choose to continue your studies at the graduate level. Carleton offers a graduate program in Canadian Studies and draws students from across the country and around the globe.

Opting for CDNS means joining a school where you learn about Canada in new and innovative ways. You can study any aspect of society that interests you at any point in time and from various perspectives. This is what drew me to it: the fact that I could explore contemporary Canadian (im)migration and integration issues, for example, through different viewpoints — those of immigrants themselves, the lens of policy and politics, or the optic of international players. I have been able to think of Canada as an outsider, as an insider, and, more importantly, as a global citizen. Connecting matters nationally and internationally and seeing thus the ‘big picture’ has made me feel quite privileged among knowledge seekers.
-Mihaela Vieru, Contract Instructor in Canadian Studies