This program is designed for students currently enrolled at the University. The Certificate in Critical Security Studies is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools to analyze social issues associated with mass development of new security projects, including those related to immigration and borders, digital privacy, surveillance, risk, health and population security, terrorism, the environment, nationalism, the economy, and others. All degree courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general admission requirements. Students already possessing an undergraduate degree may apply for admission to the Diploma in Critical Security Studies.

Program Requirements

Enrolment in third or fourth year of an Honours Program, or a minimum modular average of 70% in a Major module. This is a limited enrollment program and possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.


5.0 credit courses

2.0 courses from the following: Sociology or Political Science 3342F/G, Sociology or Political Science 3387F/G, Sociology or Political Science 4480E 
1.0 courses from the following: History 2133F/G, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2302A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3361F/G, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3367F/G, English 2073F/G, Psychology 2031A/B 
2.0 courses from the following: Sociology 2200E, Sociology 2223A/B, Sociology 2239, Sociology 2256A/B, Sociology 3318F/G, Sociology 3355F/G, Sociology 3363F/G, Sociology 3371F/G, Political Science 3361F/G, Political Science 4432F/G, Political Science 4450E