Research Specialization

The Research Specialization is intended to prepare students for advanced study and work opportunities. Completion of the specialization will result in a "Research Specialization" designation on student transcripts. The requirements for the Research Specialization are as follows. To declare the specialization, students must have:

  1. already completed a minimum of 1.0 credit in 300 level GS courses; and
  2. a minimum GPA of 8.00 (B) in GS credits.
To graduate, students must:
  1. complete a total of 2.0 or more GS credits at the 400 level, of which at least 1.5 must be GS400‡ - Seminar in Global Studies;
  2. have a cumulative GPA in their GS courses above 8.00;
  3. fulfill at least one of the following additional requirements:
    • complete the AGX,
    • complete GS488* - Senior Field course in Global Studies
    • complete a (1.0) senior language credit, or
    • study abroad for one semester.

Additional Information

Students registered in the Research Specialization have enrolment priority for the GS400‡ seminar. However, depending on availability, the seminar is open to non-RSO students who have completed 1.0 credits at the 300 level and who have a minimum GPA of 8.00 in GS credits.