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Why Study an Interdisciplinary Minor in Globalization Studies?

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will have the opportunity to complete courses from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences and Science faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

About First Year

Students entering into the Faculty of Social Sciences in their first year take a general program, Social Sciences I. This allows students to explore various options and experience a wide range of courses. At the end of the first year, students can then choose to minor in globalization studies.

Program Overview

Program Type



Program Options

Full-time, Part-time





Typical Entry



Program Requirements

  • GLOBALZN 3A03 is strongly recommended to all students interested in pursuing a Minor in Globalization Studies.
  • Students who began studies prior to September 2018 may still choose to complete the Minor under previous guidelines.

For additional information, please contact globalhc@mcmaster.ca.



  • 24 units total (of which no more than 6 units may be from Level 1 courses)
  • 3 units from GLOBALZN 1A03 – Global Citizenship
  • 21 units from Course Lists 1, 2, 3 and 4 (refer to the complete lists in the Academic Calendar). At least 9 of these units must be selected from outside the student’s own program.

Academic Advising 

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.


Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.


An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers additional advising and support for students. Book an appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor.

Program Information

Undergraduate Courses & Course Outlines

View your undergraduate courses and outlines to find assignment due dates, assessments and more.

Study Abroad

Through the McMaster Exchange Program, you can gain a global perspective while earning credits and staying on track to meet your goals.

Globalization Program Course Calendar

The Globalization course calendar is an essential resource for choosing your courses.

Awards & Scholarships

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