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Concentrations and Specializations

Adapt your Global Studies degree to fit your interests! You can enhance your studies by adding a Concentration, Research Specialization, Option or Minor. Look through the possibilities below to see what interests you, then run a Whatif Scenario on MyDegree (instructions are on the link) to see how your current courses contribute and what is required to progress. When you're ready, you can delcare Program Changes using this form.


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!