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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.

Concentrations

Global Studies majors (either single or combined) may pursue up to two concentrations. 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 and submit the appropriate program selection form. After your eligibility has been confirmed, the concentration will be added to your program.

Specializations

Options and Minors

There are also many other ways to enhance your degree through Options and Minors at Laurier. Look around and find the one that's right for you!

Contact Us:

Vanessa McMackin, Senior Administrative Assistant

E: vmcmackin@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3968
Office Location: DAWB 5-120

Alex Latta, Chair

E: alatta@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3115
Office Location: DAWB 5-120A

To book an advising appointment or contact the GS Advisor, Dr. Sara Matthews, please email gsadvisor@wlu.ca.