Bachelor of Global and International Studies

Carleton’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program provides students with a multidisciplinary foundation in global and international studies. Specializations are also available that cover specific international themes or geographical areas for students to enhance their knowledge in one particular area that interests them. There are 12 of these on offer and they include such fascinating areas as global development, globalization and the environment, international economic policy and migration and Diaspora studies.

The BGIns program also requires a second-language and international experience so you are not only a culturally literate global citizen but develop a transformed worldview. Many students find the study abroad and various unique travel opportunities as invaluable to the foundation of their career. These opportunities have ranged from diverse activities such as being an observer at elections in Ukraine to an exchange year at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Our graduates have also gone on to work in such illustrious positions as in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

BGIns has an emphasis on both global and international approaches to the study of the world, placing them in creative dialogue with each other so our students get to see the world from many different perspectives. Ottawa is an excellent place to start this dialogue as not only is the city a thriving cosmopolitan centre but there are also numerous embassies, international agencies and globally oriented businesses.