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.
Engineering & Innovation Institute
The Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute offers GSSM Residential students the opportunity to take college-level engineering courses.
The Individually Developed Exploration and Advancement, or IDEA, initiative provides students with an opportunity to develop their own independent study course while at GSSM.
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.
Launch Pad is GSSM’s highly successful summer bridge program traditionally held the last three weeks in July.
Getting to do your own research is a part of the GSSM experience.