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Watch a video summarizing the Global Studies curriculum.
General Program Information
Courses and Credits
Students intending to major in Global Studies will normally take GS101 in their first year.
Students are advised to complete at least 2.0 credits of 200-level courses before registering in a 300-level course. We also strongly suggest that students not register for more than 3.0 credits of 400 level courses in their final year. For students who are struggling to maintain the required GPA to graduate in the honours program, we suggest that only 2.0 credits at the 400 level may be more appropriate.
To stay in the Honours program, students are required to maintain a 5.0 (C) average both in their GS courses and overall. However, to graduate with a GS Honours degree, students need to attain a 7.0 (B-) average in GS and a 5.0 (C) overall.
Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and following the degree requirements that apply to them. Familiarity with the academic calendar is thus the first step to successful completion of a degree. The following are direct links to the University Calendar entries for Global Studies: