Enhance Your Major

How can you get the most out of your education? Good question! Check out some of the great things you can do at Carleton!

Co-operative Education

Co-operative education integrates periods of study with paid work placements so you gain hands-on experience while studying for your degree. Co-op options are available in more than 100 programs, streams and concentrations at the undergraduate level. For more information, visit the Co-op website.

Career Services

Career Services provides Carleton students with the resources and materials to connect academic success to the world of work. Services, such as resume workshops, interview coaching, and career fairs, are designed to support student employment searches throughout university and beyond! For more information, visit the Career Services website.

Double Majors

A double major (or Combined Honours) is simply two majors completed in one degree. Although it doesn’t necessarily take longer to complete a degree, pursuing a double major does reduce the student’s overall number of elective courses.


A minor is a secondary concentration of courses that often complements the major. This usually requires completion of four to five required credits in the minor subject area.

The Honours Advantage

An Honours degree refers to a 20-credit program in which the average student taking a full course load normally graduates within four years. The non-Honours three-year degree refers to a 15-credit program in which the average student taking a full course load normally graduates within three years. Both degrees provide Carleton students with the critical skills and training required for a professional career. However, the four-year degree offers students an opportunity to pursue education at the graduate level.

Study Abroad

After two years of full time study in a degree program, Carleton students have the opportunity to spend a semester, or an entire year, abroad studying at a university in a different country. With prior arrangement between you, the department concerned, and the Registrar’s Office, the courses you take abroad should count towards your Carleton degree. For more information check out the International Student Services Office website.

Academic Advising Centre

The Academic Advising Centre assists undergraduate students in developing meaningful education plans. The Centre offers study skills workshops, personal advising, tutor referral service, mentoring programs and more! Check out the Academic Advising Centre for more information on their services for students.

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