Why choose Security Studies at Dal?

Security encompasses some of the most important and contentious issues facing the international community today, like conflict, peace, crime, terrorism, war and fear.

In Dalhousie's Security Studies minor program, you'll develop a thorough understanding of these security issues. Our innovative approach draws on tools and analysis drawn from multiple social science disciplines, helping you build a flexible skill set relevant to a variety of exciting careers.

With a Security Studies minor, you can dive deep into the theory and practice of security – and prepare to make a real difference in the world.

Program details

Degree Type and Name

Program Options

Interdisciplinary Minor for students in Political Science, SOSA, IDS, History, Contemporary Studies, and Religious Studies


Individual courses may have prerequisites.

Recommended high school courses:

•    History
•    Social Studies
•    A second language

See Admission Requirements for more information.

Application Dealine and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2015/16

  • March 15 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Tuition Fees

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Residence & Housing

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Housing options

  • meal plans
  • dorm-style traditional residences
  • apartment-style, non-traditional
  • off-campus housing