Global Citizenship (GC) Cohort

Think responsibly. Become a global citizen.

Do you dream about making the world a better place to live? Are you interested in the environment and social justice issues?

  • Enjoy a first-year experience that will introduce you to a variety of disciplines and build your study skills.
  • Participate in courses connected by a common theme.
  • Study with a small cohort group of like-minded students.

The Faculty of Arts and Science Global Citizenship Cohort offers a unique opportunity to connect some of your first-year courses around a common theme while interacting with a group of like-minded students. The theme from our first two years was so popular we’ve decided to offer it again! The 2017/18 theme for the cohort will be Water, Sustainability and Social Justice. If working with others to improve the world as global citizens appeal to you, join this small group of curious and motivated students and enjoy an enhanced first-year university experience.

Mission Statement
The Global Citizenship Cohort program will provide students with an enhanced first-year experience that is unparalleled in the province and which offers:

  • connections between a carefully chosen set of courses which relate to a Global Citizenship theme;
  • connections to a group of like-minded students who support each other’s ideas and efforts, academic and otherwise; and
  • connections to professors, mentors, job opportunities and volunteer opportunities that will complement the students’ academic experiences.

This combination will provide students with a unique and engaging undergraduate experience and a head start in whatever career they choose to pursue.

“One of the biggest highlights has been the social aspect. I really enjoy that I am consistently seeing the same people and I know I can rely on those people,” says Jamie Lewis (pictured left), a first-year student majoring in anthropology. Lewis is considering diplomacy or international development as a career and she signed up for the Global Citizenship Cohort because of the added credential she’ll receive. Students in the cohort will earn a certificate upon completion. Read the full story here.

Students in the GC Cohort will take five of their first ten courses together in their first year: two in the Fall, two in the Spring, and one that runs all year. You will take these five courses as a group, build friendships with students with similar interests, be taught and mentored by a core group of inspiring professors, develop leadership skills, and learn how you can have a positive impact on the world around you.

If you already have a major in mind, this Cohort will help you fulfil electives and Liberal Education requirements. If you haven’t chosen a major yet, these courses will give you a taste of the variety of disciplines available, and help you to find your pathway.

Students who complete the five courses as part of the group and do a follow-up course in subsequent years will receive a CERTIFICATE of GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP.

Additional Opportunities:

Students from the GC Cohort will have guided access to further opportunities such as Applied Studies, Independent Studies, Co-operative Education positions and Teaching Assistant positions.

The world needs people who think critically and act responsibly — so do employers. Apply today!

Entry into the cohort program is competitive and space is limited.

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has been set for June 1, 2018 - applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply to the University of Lethbridge today to ensure your seat in the Faculty of Arts & Science’s innovative new program.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Rice, Associate Dean at or 403 329 2240.