GSSM offers our students many academic opportunities they won't find anywhere else, from custom courses to study abroad and research opportunities.

Economics & Finance Institute

Courses and projects for students who are interested in international affairs, political science, international business, economics, finance and public policy. 

Economics & Finance Institute

Engineering & Innovation Institute

The Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute offers GSSM Residential students the opportunity to take college-level engineering courses.

Engineering & Innovation Institute

IDEA Initiative

The Individually Developed Exploration and Advancement, or IDEA, initiative provides students with an opportunity to develop their own independent study course while at GSSM. 

IDEA Initiative

January Interim

For three weeks before the second semester begins, students at GSSM participate in a "mini-mester," or January Interim, where they focus on one elective course. 

January Interim

Student Research

Getting to do your own research is a part of the GSSM experience. 

Student Research