The Certificate in Critical Security Studies is intended to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools to analyze social issues associated with the mass development of new security projects, including those related to immigration and borders, digital privacy, surveillance, risk, health and population security, human 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.
Enrolment in third or fourth year of an Honors Program, or a minimum modular average of 70% in a Major module. This is a limited enrolment program and possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who already possess an undergraduate degree can apply for the Diploma in Critical Security Studies.
To qualify for the Certificate in Critical Security Studies, students must achieve an overall average of 65% in the following 5.0 courses:
2.0 courses from: Sociology 3342F/G or Political Science 3342F/G; Sociology 3387F/G or Political Science 3387F/G; Sociology 4480E or Political Science 4480E.
1.0 course from: History 2133, 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: 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.