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Concentrations and Specializations

Adapt your Global Studies degree to fit your interests! You can build your studies from a broad selection of courses across the department. Alternately, you can choose one of the concentrations below to dive deeper into your preferred area of study. If you are interested in developing advanced academic study and research skills, the Research Specialization could be for you.


Global Studies majors (either single or combined) may pursue a concentration (and only one) as part of their degree. A concentration consists of 3.0 credits, including 1.0 credit from required/core courses and 2.0 credits from elective courses. To graduate with any of these concentrations, students are required to achieve an average GPA of at least 7.0 (B-) in their major. All GS majors are eligible to apply beginning in Year 2 and must complete the appropriate steps for program selection to declare the concentration as part of their major. After your eligibility has been confirmed, the concentration will be added to your program.


Options and Minors

There are also many other ways to enhance your degree through Options and Minors at Laurier. Participate in our Social Entrepreneurship Option or look around and find the one that's right for you!