Global Competency (Certificate)

Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements


Build your cultural expertise and become a global citizen with the Global Competency Certificate. This 15-credit credential will give you the knowledge and skills to adapt, innovate and lead in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. You’ll gain skills in critical thinking and intercultural communication skills while expanding your knowledge of diverse world views.

You can complete this certificate while in your current program and will apply your new skills to a global or local learning experience such as an exchange, field school or volunteer opportunity. This credential is an asset for careers in international education, refugee and immigrant services, international business, global supply chain management, environmental sustainability, international relations and more.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

The GCC will be awarded to students who complete 15 credits of coursework: a 3-credit global citizenship course and 12 credits of course work deemed GCC-eligible. The non-academic requirement is completion of an approved international or intercultural experience.

Academic Requirements:

  • Global competency certificate eligible courses (12 credits) (notes 1,2), and
  • Global citizenship course: GLGC 1101 or equivalent (3 credits) (note 3)


Non-academic Requirements:

  • Completion of an international and/or intercultural learning experience



1.     Global competency courses are designated as “GCC-Eligible” on the curriculum guideline

2.     No more than 6 credits from a language or intercultural communications courses.

3.     Global citizenship courses are designated as “GCC-Citizenship” in the course description.


Admissions Requirements


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Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.