Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

About Dalhousie University

Founded in 1818, Dalhousie currently has three campuses throughout peninsular Halifax, Nova Scotia. The campuses rest in the middle of Halifax, close to all of the city’s major amenities.  With the addition of an Agricultural Campus in 2012, Dalhousie now operates in the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Dalhousie’s mission

“Learning, discovery and innovation, and social engagement (with our students, the university and the world).”

About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dalhousie's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is the largest faculty on campus and have so many courses and programs to offer. The University’s community believes in the value of an art education by supplying thousands of courses, two-hundred professors and thirty-five academic programs.


Undergraduate Studies

  • Arabic
  • Business
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Studies
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Contemporary Studies
  • Costume Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Engineering
  • English  
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environment, Sustainability, and Society
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • German
  • Health Studied
  • History
  • History of Science & Technology
  • International Development Studies
  • Italian   
  • Journalism
  • Law and Society
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science  
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies                
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology  
  • SOSA
  • Spanish
  • Theatre


Graduate Studies

  • Classics MA, PhD
  • English MA, PhD
  • French MA, PhD
  • German MA
  • History MA,  PhD
  • Interdisciplinary PhD
  • Program PhD
  • International Development Studies MA
  • Music MA
  • Philosophy MA, PhD
  • Political Science MA, PhD
  • Social Anthropology MA, PhD
  • Sociology MA, PhD 
  • Fitness & Recreation


Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are encouraged to consider taking their third-year abroad. International exchanges help students develop the life skills they need to adapt to the rapid pace of change in the global environment.