Immigration Studies (Minor, Cert)

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Degree
Certificate (Cert)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
1 year
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why choose Immigration Studies?

Our planet is experiencing global transformation – with migration among the most significant contributors. From the Syrian refugee crisis to United States president Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, debate around identity and cultural differences is growing, and it has the power to shape public policy and practice. Understanding what’s at play is the key to building more welcoming and inclusive societies.

Explore the politics, sociology, geography and anthropology of migration and, through community engagement, delve into the practical expression of those dynamics in Quebec and Canada.

The certificate program is a natural choice for people already working in the field, who wish reinforce their expertise with academic training. The minor is an ideal complement to students pursuing undergraduate studies in social sciences and the humanities.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options

  • Certificate in Immigration Studies (30 credits)
  • Minor in Immigration Studies (24 credits)


Courses


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements



Additional requirements for admission

Certificate in Immigration Studies:

  • Interviews are conducted by phone, Zoom or in person. Please email Perry Calce, Coordinator Academic Programs and Curriculum Development at perry.calce@concordia.ca for an appointment.
  • Letter of intent

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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