Why choose the Law and Society Minor at Dal?
If you're curious about the law, or thinking about pursuing legal studies after completing your bachelor's degree, Dal's minor in Law and Society will help you set your course. The program provides an introduction to the study of law, an overview of the Canadian legal system, knowledge of the role of law in society—and an opportunity to investigate law as a potential career.
Because the Law and Society minor is interdisciplinary, you’ll be able to choose from a broad set of classes in different disciplines that touch on legal studies and address historical, philosophical, and political applications of law and legal inquiry. You'll gain varied perspectives on the role of the law in our day to day lives, both past and present.
The program is offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in conjunction with the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)
To satisfy the requirements of the Law and Society minor, you must take 4 full-year classes or the equivalent. The minor program can be taken with either of the following:
- a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a Major or Double Major, in one or two of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) or Faculty of Science disciplines (4 years)
- a BA or BSc with an Honours or Combined Honours in one or two of the FASS or Science disciplines (4 years)
Required high school courses:
- See BA or BSc Admissions requirements
- June 8, registration begins for new high school students
- September 5, classes begin, fall term
- December 5, exams begin
- See other important dates.
- The Introduction to Laws class has approximately 160 students.
- Elective class sizes vary according to the discipline or subject area in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.
Residence & Housing
Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing Services can help.
- Meal plans
- Dorm-style, traditional residences
- Apartment-style, non-traditional
- Off-campus housing
- March 15: deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
- April 1: for international applicants
- June 1: for Canadian and American applicants
- August 15: Dalhousie students returning to the same program or visiting students