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Bachelor of Global and International Studies

Carleton University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
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Ottawa
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Ottawa
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Ottawa
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Bachelor of Global and International Studies

Program description

Bachelor of Global and International Studies

Carleton’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program 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. The program has four interconnected components. The core course sequence provides all students with a common multidisciplinary foundation in global and international studies. The 18 specializations 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 included so that you can graduate not only with new knowledge and skills, but also an expanded worldview.

Admission requirements

Language requirement

A basic requirement for engaging with the world is the ability to speak in more than one language. For this reason, the BGInS program expects students to pass a second-language requirement. Those incoming students who do not have skills in a second language can take courses offered by our School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS) or our Department of French. Options include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Those incoming students who already possess second-language skills may “test out” of this requirement. Understanding another language will not only help you become a culturally literate global citizen, but may also enhance your future employment prospects.


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Program content

Specializations

Specializations allow students to acquire deeper knowledge in one area of global and international studies which interests them. All students entering the BGInS program must select one specialization at the time of admission, although it is possible to change specializations after entering the program.

  • Africa and Globalization
  • Europe and Russia in the World
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Global and Transnational History
  • Global Development
  • Global Genders and Sexualities
  • Global Inequalities and Social Change
  • Global Law and Social Justice
  • Global Literatures
  • Global Media and Communication
  • Global Politics
  • Global Religions: Identity and Community
  • Globalization and the Environment
  • Globalization, Culture, and Power
  • International Economic Policy
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Teaching English in Global Contexts

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Carleton is planning for a safe and gradual return to campus in fall 2021. We are offering a flexible learning model, allowing students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, online or a hybrid of both. Please visit the Carleton University website to find out more about course delivery for September 2021.

Tuition fees

Tuition for one full academic year (September 2021 - May 2022): CAD 33,031

Career opportunities

The workplace

A global perspective, intercultural understanding and second-language ability are increasingly important skills for success in the workplace. Graduates of the BGInS program will have acquired these skills through their experience of living overseas, their facility in a second language, and their knowledge of diversity and complexity in global social and cultural environments.

A BGInS degree can provide the foundation for careers in advertising, business, communications, foreign service, journalism, marketing, policy analysis, public relations, public service, sales and many other fields.

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Students in Carleton’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) expand their worldview through international opportunities. Noah, a Global and International Studies student, learned the importance of being involved in global politics through an internship in Härnösand, Sweden.

About this institute

Carleton University

Carleton University is located in beautiful Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Carleton is committed to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community...


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Why study at Carleton University

Why Carleton?

  • A large percentage of Canada’s major medical, clinical and life science research centres are located in the Ottawa area, as well as a growing technology industry with over 1,900 companies.
  • The majority of their programs feature work-study opportunities (known as “co-op”), that allow students to gain full-time, paid employment related to their academic program.
  • Carleton is a close-knit, supportive and diverse community. This includes academic support, help with jobs and career, health and counselling, student life, athletics, and 300+ student-run clubs and societies. Students come from 140+ countries and have many opportunities to get involved in community-building activities both on and off-campus.
  • Campus is a green oasis, nestled between the Rideau River, Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake. Their self-contained campus and focus on community encourage student interaction, which can provide you with both valuable communication skills and lasting friendships.
  • Qualified applicants are automatically offered entrance scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $16,000 CAD over four years, and a place in one of Carleton’s on-campus residences.

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Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive
K1S 5B6 Ottawa Ontario
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