Academic Programs and Supports

You can choose from a variety of academic programs at Carleton and will likely find a program that sparks your interest. This section describes some examples of the academic programs you can take at Carleton.


Academic Programs

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences aims to inspire, challenge and empower you to help shape our ever-changing world. You can choose from Bachelor of Arts majors such as:

  • Canadian Studies,
  • French, History,
  • Language and Linguistics,
  • Philosophy and
  • Women’s and Gender Studies.

You can also choose from degree programs in:

  • Cognitive Science,
  • Global and International Studies,
  • Humanities and
  • Music.

The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, encourages new, critical and interdisciplinary ways of exploring Canada and diverse peoples, places and practices. Students may elect to complete a Minor in Indigenous Studies, through completion of courses that employ innovative approaches to learning and research in First Nations, Métis and Inuit:

  • communities,
  • histories,
  • cultures,
  • social and political systems and
  • contemporary realities.

The Faculty of Engineering and Design offers an extensive range of programs within 4 broad areas of study: Architectural Studies, Engineering, Industrial Design and Information Technology. You can graduate with the knowledge to design:

  • buildings,
  • aircraft,
  • software,
  • telecommunications systems,
  • medical devices,
  • environmental solutions to pollution or
  • anything else you can imagine.

The Faculty of Public Affairs seeks those students who want to create and bring positive change to the world around them. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital offers you unparalleled access to the federal government and non-governmental organizations. You can choose from Bachelor of Arts majors, such as Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Law and Legal Studies, or from degree programs in:

  • Journalism,
  • Communication and Media Studies,
  • Public Affairs and Policy Management and
  • Social Work.

Carleton also has graduate courses in Indigenous Policy and Administration.

The Faculty of Science is home to internationally-renowned researchers who have a passion for sharing their expertise with students. From the start of your first year, you will be engaged in hands-on learning in state-of-the-art labs. You can choose from a variety of majors within the Bachelor of Science program or from separate degree programs like:

  • Computer Science,
  • Health Sciences and
  • Mathematics.

The Sprott School of Business delivers a world-class business education and student experience, and is home to a tight-knit community that offers students a ready-made network. Sprott offers both a Bachelor of Commerce degree program (with 8 concentrations to choose from) and a Bachelor of International Business degree program.

View all of Carleton’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

Carleton offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university. This following are some of the academic services you can access at Carleton.

The Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) designs, develops and implements evidence-informed educational programs and services that are available to support all Carleton University students to have successful academic experiences. Learning Support Sessions, workshops and one-on-one sessions are available to any student who is looking to develop skills that can help them achieve academic success.

CSAS also offers Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS provides a welcoming and supportive environment where facilitators incorporate a variety of engaging activities that show students how to integrate new academic skills with important course content.

Writing Services helps build your academic writing skills through supports that include individual tutoring and study skills workshops.

An Academic Improvement Plan can help you improve your academic standing. You can create a personalized plan with an Academic Advisor to address the root causes of any problems you may face and help you get back on track to achieve your academic goals.

Read more about Carleton’s academic support.

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