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Global Studies (BA)

Global Studies (BA)

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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

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • 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.

First-Year Courses

  • Introduction to Global Studies

  • Mapping Global Studies: Culture, Conflict, Development

In addition, you'll choose 4.0 elective credits in courses that interest you. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements. 

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

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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