Why study Canadian Studies at Dal?

Learn what it means to be Canadian from award-winning profs

Canadian Studies reaches across departments and faculties to help you understand Canada from many different perspectives, whether historical, economic, political, sociological—or even musical.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, BA
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Canadian Studies Program
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

As a second field of study leading to a Minor, a Double Major or a Combined Honours BA or BSc, the Canadian Studies program provides the opportunity to enrich and enhance your work on Canadian topics beyond your primary departmental home.

You'll take a group of core courses that study Canada from an interdisciplinary perspective and then choose from a long list of electives cross-listed in other departments throughout the university.

Sample courses:

  • Halifax and the World
  • Canadian Literature
  • Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

The interdisciplinary approach of the Canadian Studies program is a great foundation for a wide range of activities and careers, including journalism, business, education and law. In addition, you could find yourself in any of the following careers upon graduation:

  • policy advisor
  • museum guide
  • librarian

Future studies could include programs at the graduate or professional level in arts and social sciences, journalism or law.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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