What will I learn?

WHY TAKE LAW, JUSTICE AND SOCIETY AT DAL?

Explore your interests in this interdisciplinary program that provides an introduction to the study of law, an overview of the Canadian legal system, an opportunity to examine the role of law in society and an opportunity to investigate law as a potential career.

What will I learn?

In this program, you'll gain an interdisciplinary perspective from experts in fields as diverse as anthropology, history, politics, sociology and philosophy. You'll participate in a wide range of discussions, debates, and activities and examine the role of practical reason in answering complex moral and sometimes controversial questions related to law and policy making. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and practicum placement courses.

In addition to a few core requirements that ensure a solid multi-disciplinary basis for the study of law and justice in society, you'll have a wide choice of electives.

Sample courses:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Human Rights: Foundations
  • The Processes of Justice

Careers and future study:

You'll be prepared to work in a wide variety of fields including business, non-profits, education, health, and the public sector. With additional education you could practice law as well. You could find yourself in any of the following careers:

  • criminologist
  • probation officer
  • correctional treatment specialist
  • criminal profiler
  • court reporter/author

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level, or you might choose to complete a professional degree in law.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,860.50 (US$ 7,863) per year
Fall term: CAN $5,247.12; Winter term: CAN $4,613.38
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission into the BEDS program, you must complete at least two years of specific undergraduate level courses. A minimum average of B- is required. Two years in a university degree program (twenty courses), with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (B- average). English language requirement: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band; Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have,

  • Completion of secondary school (Grade 12)
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses
  • A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 academic English and any other required subject.

English language requirement:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band
  • Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill

Deadline: April 1 for September intake.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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