Carleton WGST Undergraduate Program

Our interdisciplinary program will encourage you to question accepted notions and interpretations of the roles of women and men in society, as well as analyze the multiple ways in which gender affects our local, national and global environment.

We have faculty members from various departments across the university and are engaged in researching diverse areas concerning gender, including but not limited to:

  • the history of women
  • women and the legal system
  • sexuality and sexual practices
  • gender and international affairs
  • women and the arts
  • gender and the family

Program Information

The Carleton University Undergraduate Calendar specifies the requirements for the following undergraduate programs that we offer:

Women’s and Gender Studies B.A. General Women’s and Gender Studies B.A. Honours Women’s and Gender Studies B.A. Combined Honours
Stream in Global Genders and Sexualities B.G.In.S General Specialization in Global Genders and Sexualities B.G.In.S Honours
Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies Minor in Disability Studies Minor in Sexuality Studies

Admission Requirements

All new applicants to Carleton apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. All full-time students currently enrolled at an Ontario Secondary School can apply on-line at

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies program, you must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six Grade 12U or M (U/C) courses. Your six 12U or M (U/C) courses must include Grade 12 English (or anglais).

Ontario residents not currently in high school (e.g. previously graduated, attending a college or another Ontario university, mature applicants, etc.) must also apply through the OUAC. Applications may be made directly on-line at

Students already admitted to a Carleton degree program may apply for the Bachelor of Arts programs in Women’s Studies on a Change of Program Element form available through the Carleton Central website.

For Admission Requirements to Undergraduate Degree Programs, please refer to Carleton’s Undergraduate Admissions website.

Registration Procedures

Undergraduate Students and Special Students:
Registrarial Services
300 Tory Building
tel: 613 520-3500
fax: 613 520-4410

First Year Seminiar courses (FYSM)

First-year seminar (FYSM) courses are small classes (usually with 30 students) designed to give students the opportunity to discuss and research topics of interest in a core subject area.  Here are the FYSMs that are offered this year!