Admission to this diploma is discontinued effective September 1, 2020. Students enrolled in the diploma will be allowed to graduate until August 31, 2022, upon fulfillment of the program requirements.
This program is designed for students already possessing an undergraduate degree. The Diploma 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 Diploma courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. A student who does not yet possess a university degree may apply for admission to the Certificate in Critical Security Studies. The Certificate can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.
Possession of an undergraduate university degree. This is a limited enrolment program and meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
To qualify for the Diploma 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.