Canada and the United States are the two most interdependent countries in the world. Virtually all the Fortune 500 companies do business with Canada, as do all large government agencies. Additionally, as the two countries share a continent and its ecosystems, most U.S. environmental organizations have a Canadian presence and interests. The Canadian-American Studies major provides a comprehensive and accessible international experience focusing on Canada and Canada-US relations.
Students pursue areas of study such as Canada-US environmental policy, political and security ties between Canada and the United States, and economic relations between the two nations.
The study of the Canada-US relationship also provides a lens through which critical issues facing the global community are examined. The interdisciplinary program encourages students to problem solve and think of big-picture solutions to international issues. The 50-credit program combines well to form a double major with other fields, adding depth to international expertise. Examples include combinations with French, Political Science, Economics, History, and Environmental Studies.