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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Global Studies (BA)


 waterloo

Globalization challenges us to think in new ways about the issues that affect people and communities both at home and abroad.

No matter where life takes you, Laurier's Global Studies program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to live, work and find meaning in our globally interconnected age.


Program Highlights

  • Learn from award-winning professors with diverse academic and practical experience.
  • Take part in international placements or field courses, such as the Global Studies Experience field placement, that leverage your classroom learning with experiential and work-integrated learning.
  • Open the door to exciting careers. Our alumni have moved on to a diversity of graduate study and work opportunities, whether just down the street or on the other side of the world.

Sample Courses

  • Peace Building in the Shadow of War
  • Dialogue and Critique in the Age of Terror
  • City Worlds
  • Human Rights in Global Context
  • Africa in a Changing world
  • Ethical Encounters
  • Global Justice
  • Indigenous Peoples in Global Context
  • Global Migrations, Refugees and Diasporas

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Research Specialization
  • Social Entrepreneurship Option
  • Sustainability Option
  • Legal Studies Option
  • Community Engagement Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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