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Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma

Location

  • Kingston

Smith School of Business鈥檚 Graduate Diploma in Accounting is the first and best program to prepare you for the CPA designation and a thriving business career.

Running from May to July, this 13-week summer program covers key modules of the CPA Professional Education Program, providing an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding and significantly expand your knowledge of accounting. This is the fastest route to the CPA exam and frees candidates from having to study during their first months of full-time work. On completion, GDA graduates hold advanced standing with every provincial and territorial CPA organization.

Smith GDA delivers cutting-edge business analysis and strategy skills. Graduates are ready to be top contributors to their employers.

Degrees & Certifications

  • fellowship

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

The Advanced Leadership for Social Impact Fellowship prepares experienced leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to meaningfully tackle the root causes and drivers of social issues or problems. By focusing on developing leaders with the skills and perspectives to tackle complex issues, Queen鈥檚 University can help solve the world鈥檚 most significant and urgent challenges.

The program combines on-campus residential sessions at 成人大片 with online synchronous learning and a group capstone project. This format accommodates those working full-time or with other time demands. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with faculty, mentors, and peers and learn from leading experts in the field.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

The Master of Management Analytics from Smith School of Business is the essential degree for the world of data. Realizing the promise of data analytics requires businesspeople who can find the opportunity in the numbers. Learn to master the essential strategies for applying analytics to business needs and harness the incredible power of data. Understand not only how to use data for business needs, but how to structure and manage complex projects and lead high-performance teams.

Smart use of data can unleash potential, generate competitive advantage, improve customer experience, identify risk, and much more. The Master of Management Analytics is the essential training for these careers. Available in person (downtown Toronto) or via blended learning.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at 成人大片 offers a 16-month (September to December of the following year) MSc Program in Anatomical Sciences. This program is structured around three pillars of competency (content, pedagogy, inquiry) and designed to educate students in the art of teaching and designing curricula in Anatomical Sciences.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

What determines the prices of goods and services? How do individuals decide how much to spend and save? How can government policies help reduce environmental pollution? These are questions we all face every day. Economics is our attempt to analyze and understand them. Often seen as being all about money, at its more basic level economics is concerned with the material well-being of human societies.

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • online

Advance your teaching career with a fully online AQ (Additional Qualification) or ABQ (Additional Basic Qualification) course accredited by the (OCT)

Our 190+ courses for junior, intermediate, and senior level teachers are designed to offer a positive learning experience that is collaborative and practical. 

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field involving the examination, interpretation, analysis and conservation of cultural, historic and artistic objects. Professional conservators and conservation scientists must rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and the sciences to understand the creation and production of material culture in past and present contexts to ensure its preservation for the future.

Queen's offers Canada's only Master's degree program in Art Conservation.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

The Queen鈥檚 Art History program is strongly committed to mentoring students in a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and issues, including the technical examination of art, gender studies, critical theory, cultural representation, curatorial studies, and the relationships among art, literature, and science. The program offers a wide range of courses that explore how visual and material cultures have shaped human societies across time and around the world. All Art History courses emphasize visual literacy and the contextual relevance of the discipline within culture and history.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Toronto

The potential of artificial intelligence is extraordinary. The power to transform operations, customer experiences, and product and service design is exponential. These opportunities cut across every sector. Harnessing AI鈥檚 potential for competitive performance requires a new type of professional -- one who not only understands the capacity of the science but has the expertise to apply it to organizational needs and strategies, and who can navigate ethical, economic, and societal implications. 

Beginning each year in August, the Smith School of Business's Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job.

The Program Will Provide:

  • A strong understanding of the technical principles of AI and modern methods for data search and retrieval and how to practically apply them to real world problems;
  • Command of best practices in identifying opportunities for and applying AI;
  • Expertise in the business practices required to effectively use AI and machine learning;
  • Awareness and engagement in the ethical, economic, and societal impacts of computers exhibiting intelligent behavior;
  • Enhancement of skills for communicating complex problems and AI solutions to wide audiences in an organization; and
  • Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Artist in Community Education (ACE) is designed for practicing artists in visual art, music, drama, dance, film, and creative writing who are interested in the education field and already have an undergraduate degree. Candidates who complete the program are eligible for Ontario College of Teachers Certification. The program is open to candidates wishing to teach either Primary-Junior or Intermediate-Senior.

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma

Location

  • Kingston

The Arts Management Graduate Diploma program is designed to broaden a student鈥檚 knowledge of arts organizations and to help them acquire an understanding of business theories and management techniques and their application, including those in financial and management accounting, arts marketing, arts philanthropy, strategic planning and leadership, and governance. The program design relies on inquiry-based research, applied learning in live-site analysis, and the rigorous exchange of ideas, producing graduate students who are immediately qualified to assume specialized administrative positions with professional arts organizations and who will eventually assume leadership roles.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

A degree in Astrophysics provides you with training in theory, computation, statistical modelling, data analysis, and experimental methods as you pursue problems in fundamental and applied research. Astrophysicists create simple mathematical models to describe complex astrophysical phenomena and test these models by making astronomical observations, collecting data, and comparing this data with numerical simulations. The skills obtained are highly sought after and transferrable to a wide range of fields. The degree leads to careers in academia and government-funded research centres as well as the private sector fields of finance, medicine, technology, and data analytics, to name just a few.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
This innovative program combines the problem-solving capabilities of Computer Science with the most advanced techniques of the life sciences, resulting in endless possibilities for improving health care. Courses in this multi-disciplinary program include: Computer-Integrated Surgery, Genetics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development. This program is suitable for many careers, including medicine and medical research.

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Transforming how health care is approached and delivered through big data is the goal of our two new professional programs: a graduate diploma and a master's in Biomedical Informatics.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
The four year Biotechnology (BTEC) degree plan is a Subject of Specialization Plan (SSP) with a focus on this highly active and rapidly changing area of applied research. The plan balances conceptual and practical learning experiences at a broad range of scales of biological organization 鈥 from microbes to ecosystems 鈥 embracing the diversity of life forms that can be used to improve agriculture, medicine and the environment, among other things.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
The undergraduate program in Black Studies at Queen's is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that explores and engages the connections between the arts, social justice, decolonial thought, and practices of anti-oppression. Our program spans multiple faculties and units to bring together world-leading experts in art and activism, geography and planning, global health, literature, creative writing, history, music, philosophy, political thought, religion, and cognate fields of race and anti-racism.

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Certificate in Business

Smith offers a Certificate in Business which can be taken while pursuing a non-business undergraduate degree. It expands horizons and career options by providing the fundamentals of business management.

Graduate Diploma in Business

This four-month program from May to August at Smith School of Business in Kingston is designed for recent university graduates with a bachelor's degree in a non-business discipline. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program will prepare you for a broad range of careers and credits earned can be applied towards a Full-time MBA and Master's degree programs.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Chemistry explores the composition, structure, and transformation of matter. Frequently called the central science, it provides the basis for studies in many other disciplines, ranging from biology to materials science, in addition to being a booming discipline of its own. A degree from Queen鈥檚 Department of Chemistry is highly regarded and an important consideration in today鈥檚 competitive science and technology job market. Our $56 million state of the art building is home to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility and its eight high-field instruments, an on-site Mass Spec facility with four mass spectrometers, an X-ray diffractometer, a CFI-funded facility for materials characterization, and more unique equipment in faculty labs.

Degrees & Certifications

  • juris doctor

Location

  • Kingston

Queen鈥檚 Law admits civil law graduates from the University of Sherbrooke pursuant to an agreement that enables completion of a common law degree in one academic year. Applications from University of Sherbrooke applicants are due on March 1 for admission the following September. If there is sufficient space, civil law graduates from other Quebec law schools may apply for admission by May 1. Applications must be supported by a personal statement, at least one academic letter of reference and some documentation establishing fluency in written and spoken English.
 

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Are you interested in battles, myths, astrology, riddles and magic, languages and literature, graphic novels, avatars and cosplay, building models and theatre sets, digging in the dirt, or exploring underwater? If you answered yes to any of these, then Classics at Queen鈥檚 is a good fit for you! Classics is the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations over the past 3,000 years. As a student, you can examine all aspects of these civilizations: ancient Greek and Latin languages, history, religion, warfare, myth, science, philosophy, literature, art, and archaeology.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Studying Classics leads to a wider appreciation of human values and achievements, and a more objective understanding of ourselves and our times. Multi-disciplinary in approach, Classics involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
Drawing from principles of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and computing, this program explores the science of the mind and thought. Cognitive scientists are probing the concept of intelligence in humans and animals in order to program intelligent computers that are not only capable of performing complex tasks, but of thinking complex thoughts.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • online
  • Bader College, UK Campus

Smith鈥檚 four-year Bachelor of Commerce program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members, and highly effective managers. Personalize your degree by taking advantage of numerous opportunities available to you in this program 鈥 the Certificate in Social Impact, study abroad options, and positions in ComSoc, the largest undergraduate business society in Canada.

A key feature of Smith Commerce is the international exchange semester option in years three or four. Living and studying in another country broadens your perspective and develops a global network of contacts. It enhances your career opportunities and appeals to employers. Smith鈥檚 exchange partners are carefully selected for the high quality of education and student experience they deliver.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online
  • Bader College, UK Campus

This six-year combined program capitalizes on the strength of the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree offered by Smith School of Business and the rich business law program offered by Queen鈥檚 Law. 

The BCom/JD degree reduces completion time and tuition by one year for undergraduate students admitted to the BCom degree program at Smith. Students entering the third-year of the Smith BCom program are eligible to apply through an internal application process at Queen鈥檚. 

Commerce

Smith鈥檚 four-year Bachelor of Commerce program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members, and highly effective managers. Personalize your degree by taking advantage of numerous opportunities available to you in this program 鈥 the Certificate in Social Impact, study abroad options, and positions in ComSoc, the largest undergraduate business society in Canada.

A key feature of Smith Commerce is the international exchange semester option in years three or four. Living and studying in another country broadens your perspective and develops a global network of contacts. It enhances your career opportunities and appeals to employers. Smith鈥檚 exchange partners are carefully selected for the high quality of education and student experience they deliver.

Juris Doctor

The Faculty of Law's renowned JD program provides students the educational foundation to practice law in all common-law jurisdictions in Canada and around the world, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary combined degree opportunities, and diverse curricular offerings in high-interest practice areas, including business, constitutional, public, criminal, and international law.

Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Queen鈥檚 Law experience through Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in England, a variety of international exchange programs, sought-after internships, Indigenous on the land learning, and front-line community justice through five pro bono legal clinics. The JD program supports practice readiness, with over 95 percent of graduates finding placements in the months following graduation.

Queen鈥檚 Law is dedicated to the principles of EDII and the importance of reconciliation and restorative justice, which informs curriculum development and supports pathways to legal education to ensure individuals from culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds can thrive.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Computer Science explores the principles that underlie all of computing. It provides broad training with the opportunity to focus on specific areas such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, computing theory, and programming languages. From software developer to systems analyst, information architect to database administrator, graduates are well-prepared for any number of careers in the technology industry and beyond.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Computer science is one of the most exciting and diverse subjects of study today, particularly at the Queen鈥檚 School of Computing. Whether you鈥檙e interested in software design, artificial intelligence, game development, or biomedical computation, we can offer you a vast range of courses to fit your interests 鈥 and that鈥檚 only scratching the surface.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

This innovative program is aimed at students with interests and abilities in both Computing and the Fine Arts. You can participate in advanced courses in Art, Drama, Film, or Music while maintaining a solid concentration in Computer Science and Mathematics. Fill out your degree with electives in other Arts areas and interdisciplinary courses of all kinds. Graduates can expect to work in the entertainment industry, in art galleries and museums, in multimedia design and production, and in developing the next generation of software for the Arts.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
The Computing, Mathematics, and Analytics Specialization is intended for students aiming at graduate work in the theory of computing or in an applied area of computing that requires significant mathematical expertise, such as communications, optimization, security, or biomedical computing. This program will give students a potent combination of computer science and mathematics as it relates to research in Computing, and will prepare graduates well for advanced degrees or careers in a variety of areas in industry.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Cultural Studies is an emphatically interdisciplinary area of inquiry that intersects the humanities, natural and social sciences, and the arts. Its researchers theorize the forces that shape the lived reality of people in the 21st century. What distinguishes Cultural Studies from other approaches to the study of culture is its recognition that no single disciplinary approach can address the complexity of cultural and social forms and experiences.

Degrees & Certifications

  • postgraduate medical education / residency

Location

  • Kingston

The Department of Radiology offers a rigorous, five-year residency program which imparts our trainees with the knowledge and skills to be excellent radiologists, whether heading directly into practice or to further subspecialty training. Our graduates are well prepared for the certification examination of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and are highly sought-after specialists who have gone on to practice in a wide variety of academic health centres, community hospitals, and private clinics.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Today, every business must be a digital business. Products and services, operations, and innovation are being transformed by digital capabilities. Digital transformation engages business processes and technological implementation. Skilled leaders are needed to ensure success.

This cross-disciplinary degree is built for these changemakers. It provides the skills and knowledge to effectively manage digitalization initiatives 鈥 whether in work productivity, automation, micro-learning, or personalized customer experiences, and more. The program covers all stages of the digital product management lifecycle. Students learn how to apply human-centered approaches, use low-code tools to build solutions, and apply modern management practices to lead change and drive real business results.

This innovative 12-month program鈥攐ffered for the first time in September 2022鈥攍everages the renowned expertise of Smith School of Business and Queen鈥檚 School of Computing for a uniquely comprehensive educational experience. Developed in consultation with digital transformation leaders in academia, business, government, and the technology sector. It is the first program of its kind in Canada.

The program will provide:

  • A cross-disciplinary curriculum that synthesizes best practices from business and technology, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding to effectively manage the lifecycle of digital products and services;
  • Two consecutive learning streams, comprising academic thought leadership and experiential application;
  • A nine-month practicum in which student teams discover, design, build, and implement a digital solution for a real client, supported by faculty and a dedicated industry advisor;
  • A low-code development approach, allowing you to apply specialized knowledge without extensive technological training; 
  • Instruction by internationally renowned faculty from Smith School of Business and Queen鈥檚 School of Computing who offer a rich range of academic and industry expertise;
  • Virtual learning sessions delivered on evenings and weekends, allowing you to study while you work;
  • Personal development workshops and career advancement days;
  • SmithEdge, a set of personal capabilities that prepare you to thrive in today鈥檚 business environment; and
  • Access to job opportunities through Smith鈥檚 Career Advancement Centre.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Acting, directing, music theatre, design, playwriting, theatre technical production, puppets, opera, theatre history, dance. The DAN School of Drama and Music offers a well-rounded program designed to equip resourceful thinkers with the communication, collaborative, and leadership skills that will enable them to excel in any field they choose. A key part of Drama at Queen鈥檚 is the enormous range and number of opportunities offered by many exciting productions, both on stage and backstage, as directors, writers, designers or producers.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • online

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) will distinguish you from your colleagues and give you a boost to get to the next stage of your career. This program is built for professionals in the natural resource industry who want to take on a leadership role or are currently in one. MEERL combines challenges related to the mineral and energy sectors into one program, allowing you to learn from parallel industries and fellow students.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

The Earth Systems Science Specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training in physical geography. Students take a holistic view of the Earth and emphasize the interactions between land, water, and air to understand and address the impacts of environmental change.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program
  • juris doctor

Location

  • Kingston

What determines the prices of goods and services? How do individuals decide how much to spend and save? How can government policies help reduce environmental pollution? These are questions we all face every day. Economics is our attempt to analyze and understand them. Often seen as being all about money, at its more basic level, economics is concerned with the material well-being of human societies. Economics at Queen鈥檚 is widely recognized as one of the leading Economics departments in Canada. The programs are challenging, rigorous, and of small to medium size.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Engineering physics combines the practical skills of engineering with the deep knowledge of a scientist, applying analytical and lateral thinking to modern engineering challenges. Courses in quantum mechanics, laser optics and nanotechnology will help prepare you for an engineering career at the leading edge of technology. You will acquire advanced problem-solving and instrumentation skills, and will be able to apply superior mathematical, analytical and abstract-thinking ability to modern engineering challenges.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

The Environmental Chemistry Specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training in chemistry. Students draw on these foundations to understand the behaviour of chemicals in the environment and consider how chemicals and industrial processes can be improved to reduce their impact.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

The Environmental Geology Specialization pairs the applied multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth training in geological sciences. Students learn about the processes and structures associated with the solid-earth, including geological resources and issues associated with their extraction.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

The Environmental Life Sciences Specialization pairs the multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training into how the human body works and how issues such as water quality, environmental contaminants, and infectious diseases, affect human health.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
Society has become more aware of the seriousness of the environmental problems we face. Yet, at the same time, we have realized that the solutions are not simple. To work towards environmental sustainability, people need to understand the scientific basis of environmental problems. They also need to have expertise in planning, policy and other fields to deal with the social, economic and cultural complexities that surround them.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

The Earth鈥檚 environment is under stress, and the search for solutions is anything but simple. It requires an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and education. Our program emphasizes the diverse contributions of the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to understanding and solving environmental problems.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

The Environmental Toxicology Specialization pairs the multidisciplinary perspective of environmental studies with in-depth scientific training on the adverse effects of pollutants and contaminants on living organisms and ecosystems.

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Queen's Executive Education offers customized development programs, digital learning, and open enrollment courses for a new generation of global leaders. Our unique style of professional development helps organizations, management and leadership to develop their potential, embrace change and improve the lives of us all.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

With a focus on critical thinking, our students examine a wide variety of media 鈥 including film, television, web and social media 鈥 in order to better understand and contribute to contemporary visual culture. Our program integrates this material with a diverse range of studies courses in history, theory, and criticism as well as foundational and advanced production courses in digital video, animation, and open media.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Toronto
  • other

Smith offers two ways to earn your Master of Finance degree: domestically in Toronto or internationally in Beijing, China.

Each program will provide:

  • A deeper and broader understanding of finance;
  • The knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications;
  • A solid understanding of the current financial climate and market trends;
  • The ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely;
  • Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams;
  • Personal development workshops and career advancement days;
  • SmithEdge 鈥 a set of personal capabilities that will prepare you to thrive in today鈥檚 business environment;
  • Access to job opportunities through Smith鈥檚 Career Advancement Centre

Master of Finance - Beijing

The Master of Finance - Beijing program is offered at the prestigious Renmin University's School of Finance in Beijing, China. Classes are taught in English by outstanding faculty from both schools. Starting each September, the program enables you to earn a Master of Finance degree in one year, while you continue to work. The program was approved by China鈥檚 Ministry of Education in 2013 as an official foreign collaborated master鈥檚 program in China.

Master of Finance - Toronto

Smith's Master of Finance - Toronto program allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job. Beginning each year in June, classes are held one evening per week, and one day on alternate weekends. Although this program can be completed while you work, it is considered a full-time program. Choose a live, classroom format in downtown Toronto. Or opt for the Blended Learning format, combining self-directed online learning and live remote instruction 鈥 accessible from anywhere in the world. Each format includes two residential sessions at Smith School of Business facilities to deepen knowledge and network with classmates.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Technology has undeniably changed how financial markets and institutions function. Every part of the financial value chain is being disrupted by nimble technology-based innovators and changing the skills required to be successful in modern finance. The Master of Financial Innovation & Technology is a 14-month program that addresses the need in the financial sector for leaders with a solid understanding of finance, as well as data science and machine learning. You'll benefit by learning from expert faculty using real world corporate data sets.

Classes are held weekday evenings and during the day on designated weekends. Although this program can be completed while you work, it is considered a full-time program.

The program will provide:

  • A solution to the fast-growing need in the financial sector for leaders with a solid understanding of both finance and data science and machine learning;
  • The knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications;
  • A solid understanding of the current financial technology climate and market trends;
  • The ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely;
  • Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams;
  • Personal development workshops and career advancement days;
  • SmithEdge 鈥 a set of personal capabilities that will prepare you to thrive in today鈥檚 business environment;
  • Access to job opportunities through Smith鈥檚 Career Advancement Centre

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
As a Fine Art (Visual Art) student at Queen鈥檚, you鈥檒l be part of a small group of 30 students benefiting from intensive training in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and new media/installation. Our courses are taught by instructors active in their fields, and supported through insight into the practices of visiting artists from across the country. Along with an internationally renowned artist in residence and courses in art history and the liberal arts, our program provides a broad spectrum of approaches and experiences. It isn鈥檛 all about classrooms or studios: Fine Art students make relevant field trips to exhibitions and workshops, including an annual trip to New York.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in First Nations, M茅tis, and Inuit Studies

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Among academic disciplines, Geography is unique in combining the social sciences and humanities with the physical sciences. In physical geography, or earth system science, we study natural processes, their interactions, as well as natural and human-generated environmental issues, such as climate change. Explore critical questions about our environment and our society as you develop research skills. Study with award-winning faculty in an interdisciplinary department that combines fundamental analysis and research with practical, applied approaches to planning and implementation.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Geological engineers combine core engineering fundamentals with a broad slate of geological knowledge, ranging from geology to geotechnical engineering. You will study physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, and natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, and mountain formation. You will also acquire field, laboratory, and computer simulation skills and training in state-of-the-art geological investigation and engineering analysis tools.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Geoscientists interpret the natural world. They bring methods such as geophysics, geochemistry, geobiology and field geology together to understand the modern and ancient Earth. Clues concealed in rocks and minerals, fluids and fossils, mountains and sediments, glaciers and volcanoes are marshaled to understand and explain the Earth system at all scales. Managing water, mineral and energy resources, designing sustainable strategies for infrastructure and industrial growth, and coping with natural and anthropogenic hazards facing increasing global populations, including climate change, all depend on a deep understanding of natural processes.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
Knowledge of German is extremely important in today鈥檚 world. Germany has the third largest economy in the world and is the economic powerhouse of the European Union. Knowing German will increase your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in your own country and abroad. German is a language of science and scholarship, since Germans have been prominent in virtually all the cultural and scientific disciplines. Knowledge of the language will make huge resources available to students of history, music, art history, philosophy, physics, etc.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Health Studies strives to understand the complex factors that influence physical, mental and social health and overall well-being. Drawing largely from social science disciplines, our courses explore the social determinants of health, approaches to health promotion, health policy, health behaviour change, epidemiology, and program planning and evaluation. You鈥檒l be expected to challenge yourself and to think critically about health in relation to social justice, politics and culture. And you will gain the skills you need to do that.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
Knowledge of Spanish is increasingly important in today鈥檚 world: there are over 350 million Spanish native speakers. With your language and culture skills you will have greater opportunities in the job market, be able to communicate with co-workers and customers, understand signage and documents, especially if traveling abroad. This major will also give you the opportunity to go abroad to a Spanish speaking country and immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma

Location

  • online

The Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law (GDipICL), the only English-language program of its kind in Canada, prepares students for high-demand roles in Canada's thriving immigration sector. Students learn from experts in the field in an inclusive and engaging online learning environment.

The program is comprised of nine bespoke courses that cover critical areas of the immigration and citizenship landscape, from ethics and practice management to economic immigration and equip students with the professional skills required to be successful. In this program, students will build critical skills and real-world competencies to support their entry into regulated immigration consulting as well as a wide-array of professional roles in Canada's immigration ecosystem.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

The major in Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary degree, designed to draw together a range of course offerings on Indigenous history, culture, experience, language, and ways of knowing from many departments within Arts and Science. It will give both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Indigenous history and culture, to ensure that future leaders and policymakers have a solid foundation in the histories of First Nations, M茅tis and Inuit Peoples. Students expand their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures while developing professional skills, such as innovative Indigenous approaches to learning and research to work with Aboriginal communities

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended

We have two Indigenous Teacher Education programs at Queen鈥檚 鈥 a full-time, on-campus  and the , which is a blended-format program with three community site options: Kenjgewin Tag, Lambton-Kent, or Mushkegowuk Territory. Most courses in the community-based program take place on weekends or in blended format, which provides the flexibility for students to work while finishing the program.

Both programs provide an opportunity for graduates to specialize in Indigenous education, a Bachelor of Education (BEd), and allow graduates to be eligible for Ontario College of Teachers certification.

 

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • other

Smith鈥檚 Master of International Business is a full-time program beginning each year in September. Available in single and double degree options, the curriculum covers topics ranging from understanding the global economy to leading effectively in a cross-cultural context. As a direct entry program, no previous work experience is required.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston

Preparing internationally trained teachers to teach in Ontario, the Post-Graduate Certificate for Internationally Trained Teachers is a 16-month program for internationally trained teachers who are certified to teach in another country.

This unique program offers cultural, educational, and social opportunities that will prepare you to teach in an Ontario classroom. Upon successful completion, you鈥檒l receive a Queen鈥檚 University transcript and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.

The program counts toward the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certification process.

If you complete the certificate you may also be eligible for advanced standing in the Professional Master of Education (PME) program at Queen鈥檚 University.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Knowledge of Italian is very important in today鈥檚 world. Italy is one of the top economies in the world, and many employers are seeking people who speak both Italian and English. Knowing Italian is greatly beneficial in several career fields. Italy is a world leader in the culinary arts, interior design, fashion, robotics, shipbuilding -- just to name a few! Italian can be tremendously beneficial, especially in music, art, and classical studies, and is complementary with many of the Major Plans offered at Queen's.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

Jewish studies offers courses in the major disciplinary departments of the humanities and supports critical and analytical thinking in these areas. Because the Jewish people have interacted with so many cultures and societies, Jewish studies enhances any major in the humanities or complements any studies in the social or life sciences.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Kinesiology is the science of the human body in motion. You will learn about the physiological, biomechanical, psychological and sociological factors that influence human movement, exercise and sport performance, along with health. From the structure of the cell to the structure of society, your studies in Kinesiology will expose you to the complex factors that influence health and wellness.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
The world can seem like a big place, but through the LLCU major, students will get a glimpse into how small and connected it really is and be able to engage with intercultural sensitivity and a palette of relevant skills. Through this program, students can learn a minimum of two languages from over 14 languages taught at Queen鈥檚, understanding not only their linguistic structures but the cultures in which they are formed. Learning another language provides students with the ability to step inside the mind and context of that culture and to better understand their own.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

There are three aspects to Linguistics: language form, language meaning, and language in context. Linguistics is a scientific study of a language that explores the structure of language and how it is acquired. Linguistics students explore how a language is structured, how it is used in the production and comprehension of messages, and how language changes over time. You will try to answer questions relating to the nature of language, such as what do all languages have in common, or how do children learn a language? Linguistics is a highly interdisciplinary study with connections to many disciplines.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Smith's MSc and PhD programs offer students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and research skills and delve deeply into specific topics within their area of interest. These programs prepare graduates for an academic or research-oriented career.

Master of Science in Management

If you have an eye on future doctoral studies or a career in research, consider the Smith MSc. This 12-month program provides an advanced-level conceptual foundation in your chosen field. Focus on research in one of nine fields of study: accounting, analytics, business economics, finance, international business, management information systems, marketing, organizational behavior, and strategy.

Doctoral Program in Management

Individually tailored, our doctoral program features challenging courses, research opportunities, and the preparation and defense of a thesis on an original topic. Hone your analytic and research skills and be equipped with the tools to generate advanced research while collaborating closely with leading faculty members to develop rich insights.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston

A degree in Mathematical Physics provides you with training in theory, computation, and advanced mathematical modelling techniques relevant for fundamental and applied research. In particular, mathematical physicists study the numeric, combinatoric, algebraic, and computational frameworks that are used to form models of essentially anything that can be quantified. The skills obtained are highly sought after and transferrable to a wide range of fields. The degree leads to careers in academia and government-funded research centres as well as the private sector fields of finance, medicine, technology, and data analytics, to name just a few.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

The only Engineering program in North America primarily offered by a mathematics department, Mathematics and Engineering blends engineering with advanced mathematics and provides a rigorous treatment of engineering concepts and ideas. You will learn to analyze and solve engineering problems requiring sophisticated mathematical skills, such as those involving modern communications, control, and mechatronic systems, as well as emerging areas such as artificial intelligence and data science.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

A graduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics is essential for anyone aspiring to research or academic positions, and is very useful for those who want to assume a leadership role in government, business and industry.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

There are 2 options for completing the MBA/MMA double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

Option 2: Completing the MMA first

Full-time MBA

If you鈥檙e looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today鈥檚 competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master鈥檚 degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Management Analytics

The essential degree for the world of data. Realizing the promise of data analytics requires businesspeople who can find the opportunity in the numbers. Master the essential strategies for applying analytics to business needs and harness the incredible power of data. Understand not only how to use data for business needs, but how to structure and manage complex projects, and lead high-performance teams. Smart use of data can unleash potential, generate competitive advantage, improve customer experience, identify risk, and much more. But realizing the promise of data analytics requires businesspeople who can find the opportunity in the numbers.

The Master of Management Analytics from Smith School of Business at Queen鈥檚 University is the essential training for these careers. Available in person (downtown Toronto) or via blended learning.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MMAI double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first

Option 2: Completing the MMAI first (recommended)

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MMAI concurrently

Full-time MBA

If you鈥檙e looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today鈥檚 competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master鈥檚 degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence

The potential of artificial intelligence is extraordinary. The power to transform operations, customer experiences, and product and service design is exponential. These opportunities cut across every sector. Harnessing AI鈥檚 potential for competitive performance requires a new type of professional. One who not only understands the capacity of the science but has the expertise to apply it to organizational needs and strategies, and who can navigate the ethical, economic and societal implications. 

Beginning each year in August, Smith's Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job. The program will provide a strong understanding of the technical principles of AI and modern methods for data search and retrieval, and how to practically apply them to real world problems; a command of best practices in identifying opportunities for and applying AI; an expertise in the business practices required to effectively use AI and machine learning; an awareness and engagement in the ethical, economic, and societal impacts of computers exhibiting intelligent behavior; the enhancement of skills for communicating complex problems and AI solutions to wide audiences in an organization; and training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • online

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MDPM double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

Option 2: Completing the MDPM first

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MDPM concurrently

Full-time MBA

If you鈥檙e looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today鈥檚 competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master鈥檚 degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Digital Product Management

Today, every business must be a digital business. Products and services, operations, and innovation are being transformed by digital capabilities. Digital transformation engages business processes and technological implementation. Skilled leaders are needed to ensure success.

This cross-disciplinary degree is built for these changemakers. It provides the skills and knowledge to effectively manage digitalization initiatives 鈥 whether in work productivity, automation, micro-learning, or personalized customer experiences, and more. The program covers all stages of the digital product management lifecycle. Students learn how to apply human-centered approaches, use low-code tools to build solutions, and apply modern management practices to lead change and drive real business results.

This innovative 12-month program鈥攐ffered for the first time in September 2022鈥攍everages the renowned expertise of Smith School of Business and Queen鈥檚 School of Computing for a uniquely comprehensive educational experience. Developed in consultation with digital transformation leaders in academia, business, government, and the technology sector, it is the first program of its kind in Canada.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MFin double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

Option 2: Completing the MFin first

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MFin concurrently

Full-time MBA

If you鈥檙e looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today鈥檚 competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master鈥檚 degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Finance - Toronto

Smith's Master of Finance allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job. Beginning each year in June, classes are held one evening per week, and one day on alternate weekends. Although this program can be completed while you work, it is considered a full-time program.

The program will provide a deeper and broader understanding of finance; the knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications; a solid understanding of the current financial climate and market trends; the ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely; training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams; personal development workshops and career advancement days; access to SmithEdge 鈥 a set of personal capabilities that will prepare you to thrive in today鈥檚 business environment, and access to job opportunities through Smith鈥檚 Career Advancement Centre.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • juris doctor
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online
  • Bader College, UK Campus

This four-year combined program capitalizes on the strength of the internationally acclaimed, intensive 12-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by Smith School of Business and the rich program in business law offered by Queen鈥檚 Law. Queen鈥檚 J.D. and MBA degrees will be conferred at the completion of the Combined Program after all requirements for both degrees have been completed.

Options for early completion of the program in three-and-a-half years are available. Through the Bader College option, students earn nine upper-year credits in the International Business Law Program at the Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England, and six credits earned in the MBA program may be transferred to the JD degree. An on-campus early completion option in three-and-a-half years, which permits students to apply 12 transfer credits from the MBA program toward completion of the JD degree at Queen鈥檚. 

Full-time MBA

If you鈥檙e looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today鈥檚 competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master鈥檚 degree; there are five double degree options to choose from. 

Juris Doctor

The Faculty of Law's renowned JD program provides students the educational foundation to practice law in all common-law jurisdictions in Canada and around the world, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary combined degree opportunities, and diverse curricular offerings in high-interest practice areas, including business, constitutional, public, criminal, and international law.

Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Queen鈥檚 Law experience through Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in England, a variety of international exchange programs, sought-after internships, Indigenous on the land learning, and front-line community justice through five pro bono legal clinics. The JD program supports practice readiness, with over 95 percent of graduates finding placements in the months following graduation.

Queen鈥檚 Law is dedicated to the principles of EDII and the importance of reconciliation and restorative justice, which informs curriculum development and supports pathways to legal education to ensure individuals from culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds can thrive.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Smith School of Business offers four unique ways to earn your MBA degree. In addition to our world-renowned Full-time MBA program, offered at our Kingston campus, we offer three programs that allow managers to study while they work in locations across Canada: the Executive MBA, the Executive MBA Americas (a dual degree program), and the Accelerated MBA for those with an undergrad degree in business.

Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates

Make an impact and fast-track your career. Earn your MBA degree in just 12 months in this accelerated program designed specifically for people with an undergraduate degree in business (or equivalent) and a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Starting in January, with classmates across Canada, you can earn your MBA while you continue to work.

Executive MBA - The National Program

Expand your horizons and career opportunities. Gain outstanding learnings and insights on the cutting edge of business management. Improve your readiness to operate within a global business context. Earn the degree while working and staying in your home city. 

Offered anywhere in Canada, the program has numerous optional features that can be personalized around your individual strengths and aspirations. Designed for working managers and executives, this 16-month program starting in August enables you to earn your MBA while you continue to work.

Executive MBA Americas - a Cornell-Queen's Partnership

The Executive MBA Americas program is the only program of its kind in the world. This 18-month program is available in major cities across North and South America, and is made possible through a partnership between two of North America's premier business schools 鈥 Smith School of Business at Queen鈥檚 University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in New York.

Graduates of the program earn MBA degrees from both Cornell and Queen鈥檚 and are considered to be full-fledged alumni of both schools. Classes are led by outstanding faculty from both schools; the classroom experience is shared by participants from Canada, the USA and Latin America with residential sessions held at both campuses.

Full-time MBA

If you鈥檙e looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today鈥檚 competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master鈥檚 degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

 

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
The Music Theatre program at the DAN School of Drama and Music provides students with rich opportunities to delve into the critical study of music theatre as a liberal arts subject, along with intense practical training in the three core disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. Industry-focused training through a two-year set curriculum at St. Lawrence College includes personalized instruction and coaching, group creative work, and basic music literacy. Students build on these core competencies by expanding their knowledge in a variety of specialty areas as they complete their final two years of study at Queen鈥檚 University.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Grappling with life鈥檚 big topics, Philosophy provides students with critical thinking skills that enable you to uncover hidden assumptions, identify core premises, and evaluate arguments. The Department of Philosophy at Queen鈥檚 University has faculty working in a wide variety of fields, including political philosophy, ethics, bioethics, feminism, contemporary metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, continental philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
Physics at Queen鈥檚 combines high-calibre research with an intermediate-scale learning setting, enabling attention and care towards undergraduate teaching as well as exposure to a broad range of topics and expertise. Our students will learn in an engaging environment with the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research in state-of-the-art laboratories, and work on projects involving international collaborators such as the experiments in dark matter and neutrinos happening below the surface of the Earth at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

A degree in Physics provides you with training in theory, computation, statistical modelling, and experimental methods as you pursue problems in fundamental and applied research. Physicists design mathematical models to describe complex phenomena and test these models by making observations, conducting experiments, or running numerical simulations. The skills obtained are highly sought after and transferrable to a wide range of fields. The degree leads to careers in academia and government-funded research centres as well as the private sector fields of finance, medicine, technology, and data analytics, to name just a few.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Politics is about power 鈥 who has it and how it is exercised by nation-states, individuals, groups, classes, or political parties, and how different interests are reconciled in and between communities. Political Studies is also concerned with the institutions created to govern communities, as well as with political practices such as voting habits or protests, and how rules, behaviours, and cultures are created in societies. Since power in society is often dependent upon material resources, political scientists also study the distribution of wealth, both within and between nations. Our department is particularly well known for its strength in the study of ethnically divided and diverse societies.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended

We have two Primary-Junior French as a Second Language education programs - one that is full-time on-campus and one that is a blended program designed to allow people currently working in schools to continue working during the program. 

Both programs have the same admission requirements. Graduates of both programs will be eligible for OCT certification. 

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate - Principal's Qualification Program

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Wondering whether you're working to professional editorial standards? Or thinking of taking the Editors Canada's Professional Certification tests and want help preparing?

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain foundational knowledge and practice for each of the editing disciplines through our Professional Editing Standards Certificate program.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Reading and Literacy

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Religion plays a major role in shaping and influencing various cultures and historical and political movements around the world. Understanding religious traditions and their impact on diverse modern issues is vital preparation for building a career in the global marketplace. At Queen鈥檚, our approach to the study of religion is multicultural, diverse, and interdisciplinary. Religious Studies involves, among other things, examining the history of religious traditions, comparing ideas and values, and understanding the place and function of religion in society, including varieties of secularism. Students of religion investigate why people are religious, where religion comes from, and how it can be analyzed.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Housed in the state-of-the-art Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies is unique because of its linkage of adjacent disciplines: film and media studies and, more generally, the study of screen cultures, film and media production, and curatorial studies and practice. This multidisciplinary and professionally oriented program provides students with a wide range of course options and professional opportunities, including academia, arts management, programming, media production (from mainstream media to artistic and activist production), and curation.

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

Sociologists investigate how societies work. We critically examine the social world at every level, from personal relationships to the functioning of institutions and nations, right up to global interconnections. Our department is particularly well known for its strengths in criminology and the law; media, information, and surveillance; power, inequalities, and social justice.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
This program is for those determined to push the boundaries of computer systems beyond their current limits. Mentored in the art and science of computer software architecture, analysis, and evolution by experts, our graduates become the software architects, graphics and game developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who drive the software revolution.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
If your focus lies in Latin America, the Spanish and Latin American Studies Minor would complement your Major plan. The SLAS Minor Plan provides students an interdisciplinary element which is not strictly limited to literature, film and culture. This Plan involves two years of language study in addition to option courses from within the Department and/or other academic units across campus. Option courses include advanced language, literature, culture, art, economics, film, gender studies, geography, global development, history, political studies and sociology. Students have a variety of ways in which to complete their Plan which could complement their Major and improve future employment opportunities by choosing additional language acquisition courses, literature and culture courses within the language, courses from a particular discipline, or a combination that will give the student a varied perspective on Latin America.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Special Education

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
Statistics is the science of designing informative experiments, of displaying and analyzing data, and of drawing valid conclusions from data. There is great demand for those who understand and can apply statistics effectively. Knowledge of statistical methods is useful to scientists and engineers, and to others working in government, research, industry, and medicine. Statistics can also be studied as a subject in its own right.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Teacher Leadership

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Complete Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) 1 to become certified to teach in many markets abroad, or complete TESL 1 and TESL 2 to teach abroad and at home at the post-secondary level.

Our TESL courses will prepare and certify you to teach ESL students around the world. These courses are useful for both beginner and experienced teachers to expand their knowledge and certifications for international or adult English language learners. Courses are taught by professionals at the top of their field. Fully online, the coursework can be done anywhere there is internet access. Each course has a practicum component that can be arranged in your community.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Teaching Mathematics

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Technology in Teaching

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

成人大片 Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston

The School of Urban & Regional Planning (SURP) in the Queen鈥檚 Department of Geography and Planning emphasizes excellence in teaching, with high faculty-student engagement and courses that capitalize on the considerable planning experience of our energetic faculty. This is a professional education program that also has a significant research component. It is officially recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners as a key stage toward earning the Registered Professional Planners designation.

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Designed to help bring education to areas outside of the traditional K-12 classroom, this certificate program will help you get a better understanding of pedagogy, training methods and teaching adult learners in a variety of fields.

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • hybrid / blended

The World Indigenous Studies in Education program is a progressive MEd program that allows you to pursue your research interests without leaving your community, family or job. The program is offered part-time blended (online and on-campus) for students with experience in Indigenous communities and/or World Indigenous issues. We welcome allyship and students with experience and/or demonstrated commitment to Indigenous truth, reconciliation and knowledge mobilization. The first summer of the program is on-campus at 成人大片 and the remaining courses are online.

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
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The Art History program offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. Art History courses offer students a unique opportunity to develop the essential skill of visual literacy -- learning to look carefully and think critically about the visual images and material objects that surround us. Encompassing global art traditions from prehistory to the present, courses introduce students to a range of interdisciplinary methods, topics, and media. We explore how visual and material culture shapes human society across time and around the world. Queen's Art History students can take advantage of experiential learning opportunities in Venice (Venice Summer School/Venice and Its Biennale) and at Bader College, our 15th-century castle in England, in addition to internships for course credit at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on campus and in other museums across Canada. Research opportunities abound at Queen's which is home to the magnificent Bader Collection of European art as well as collections of contemporary, Indigenous, African, and Canadian art. Through field trips, internships, and other activities in and out of the classroom, students gain first-hand experience in analyzing and interpreting works of art and architecture in preparation for careers in museums and archives, academic institutions, heritage preservation and tourism, journalism, art business, art law, and cultural policy.

The Art Conservation program is offered at the graduate level only. It is the only Master of Art Conservation program in Canada. Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field that involves the examination, interpretation, analysis, and treatment of cultural, historical, and artistic objects. Professional conservators rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and the sciences in order to understand the creation and production of material culture in the past and present and to ensure its preservation for future generations.

Queen's Biology students have the opportunity to explore the full breadth of biology: the inner workings of cells; the integrative biology of organisms; the interactions between organisms in ecological communities; and the central roles of genetics and evolution in shaping the diversity of life. Hands-on laboratory exercises, field courses offered locally at our renowned and around the world, and independent research opportunities in professors鈥 laboratories on selected topics are hallmarks of a Degree Plan in Biology. The mission of Queen鈥檚 Biology is to prepare graduating students to be engaged, independent, and critically thinking citizens, well-prepared for further study and with a variety of career options.

The Department of Chemical Engineering is dedicated to achieving the highest standard of research and teaching. Our undergraduate programs are among the first Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry programs in North America. Both programs were established over 100 years ago, with our graduate programs following shortly after. 

We provide our students with a broad, interactive, and diverse educational experience. We foster an innovative learning environment with outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art research labs, high-quality and well-maintained equipment, and ongoing technical support staff. 

As one of the top chemistry teaching and research departments in Canada, we offer a stimulating learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Queen鈥檚 Chemistry programs have rich practical laboratory components, where you will put into practice key concepts learned from your lectures. In upper years, you can specialize in one or more of the fundamental branches of chemistry 鈥 analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and theoretical 鈥 or explore new applications such as environmental, materials, biological, computational, or polymer chemistry.

The Department of Civil Engineering prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a rewarding career in the dynamic profession of civil engineering. Our faculty, research and teaching staff are comprised of some of the finest minds in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. They welcome questions and collaborations with our students. Along with our students from around the world and our professional administrative staff, they work together to create an energetic and creative department.

Classics refers to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds. Multi-disciplinary in approach, it involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama, and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine. At Queen鈥檚, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest techniques by participating in one of two archaeological excavations supervised by our own faculty, or through a variety of projects and assignments.  

For a career in business, you want the best start possible. That鈥檚 the Bachelor of Commerce at Smith. Attain a deep understanding of business strategies and concepts, including innovations that are changing the nature of work now and for the future. We鈥檒l foster your unique capacity for leadership, collaboration, cultural dynamics, personal presentation and communication. It will challenge, engage and prepare you for the future.

Smith also offers a Certificate in Business which can be taken while pursuing a non-business undergraduate degree. It expands horizons and career options by providing the fundamentals of business management.

The School of Computing offers many broad, flexible Plans, each providing you with a solid foundation in the science and principles of computing. Theory and application are balanced as you put your knowledge to work under the guidance of award-winning researchers. Choose from a Computing-specialist Plan (Computer Science, Software Design), a multi-disciplinary Plan (Biomedical ComputingCognitive Science, Computing and the Creative Arts, Computing and Mathematics), or design your own program by incorporating a Major or Minor Plan in Computing with another Plan in the Creative Arts, Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences, or Natural and Physical Sciences.

As part of the Faculty of Education at 成人大片, the Continuing Teacher Education Office is made up of a diverse group of passionate educators, customer service professionals, multimedia experts, and information technology specialists who work together to provide you with the best professional development experience possible.

Guided by experienced and specialized instructors, our AQ, ABQ and Post-Graduate Certificates in Education are written and designed to offer a positive learning experience that is collaborative and practical.

The Dan School of Drama and Music at 成人大片 strives to earn its reputation as one of the world's preeminent centres for the study and creation of drama, music and music theatre. We offer a range of undergraduate, graduate, and community outreach programs, including both practice and theory, and both the traditional and the innovative. In principle, the Dan School embraces all the many disciplines that collaborate to realize the professional performing arts. While studies and research in drama and music have comprehensive representation within the Dan School, the intersection of these two disciplines is given particular focus in the area of music theatre where there are opportunities for research, creation, and performance in repertoire ranging from opera to Broadway.

The Economics Department at Queen's has a long tradition as one of Canada's leading teaching and research centres in economics. The undergraduate programs we offer promote a comprehensive investigation of many aspects of the subject, with an emphasis on contemporary analytical principles and methods. Those who pursue a concentration in economics or applied economics will take courses in advanced economic analysis, statistical techniques, the historical background of today's economies, and the application of economic theory to public finance, international relations, natural resources and the environment, business cycles, labour markets, and the economic systems of other countries. Economics students at Queen's acquire a diverse portfolio of analytical, quantitative, computational, and communications skills that provide excellent preparation for a wide range of post-graduation education and career opportunities. Our recent graduates have pursued graduate studies in economics and professional programs such as finance, business administration, public administration, law, industrial relations, information technology, and resource management, and they have embarked on careers in the private sector, with non-governmental organizations and with the public sector in key positions of responsibility at all three levels of government.  

We are passionate about working, teaching, and researching in one of the most dynamic and relevant fields of study today. Recognized nationally and internationally, the team at Queen鈥檚 Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department prides itself on the excellence of both our teaching and our research, as well as the strong connection we have with our students. We set our students up for success with a direct and personal educational experience.

The study of employment relations has a long tradition at Queen鈥檚, with several programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels providing a broad foundation in the field, including labour-management relations, labour and employment law, conflict management and negotiations, economics, human resources management, organizational behaviour, and labour policy.

The Department of English offers a comprehensive undergraduate program that exposes students to English literatures from a large range of communities, historical periods, and geographical regions. All three English Plans (Major, Joint Honours, Minor) attempt to balance the study of canonical writers, literary forms, and traditions with the study of previously marginalized or unknown writing. The program fosters cross-cultural and historical literacies by encouraging students to engage with literatures from diverse histories and traditions through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

In the School of Environmental Studies, you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and complexity of environmental systems, the ability to deal with the socio-economic dimensions of an issue, and the fundamental knowledge to adapt to changes in the future. Students will study environmental systems from both the perspective of the natural and physical sciences, while recognizing the human and cultural dimensions of the issues.

Queen's Executive Education offers customized development programs, digital learning, and open enrollment courses, for a new generation of global leaders. Our unique style of professional development helps organizations, management and leadership to develop their potential, embrace change and improve the lives of us all.

Where exceptional students learn to analyze and think critically, communicate and debate, interpret and judge independently 鈥 skills that are sought after by postgraduate programs, professional schools, and employers.

At the Faculty of Education, 成人大片, our undergraduate and graduate students explore and examine teaching and learning from a variety of perspectives across diverse contexts. Our inclusive community, along with our international connections, provides students with exciting cross-cultural learning opportunities. Our graduates are ready to integrate theoretical, practical, and experiential knowledge in the understanding and resolution of professional issues. We see the beginning teacher as an active agent in the development of a socially inclusive pedagogy aimed at social justice. In our vision, the critically reflective teacher asks questions that go beyond the immediate pressures of daily practice and has the disposition to work in collaboration with other members of the profession and with all those involved in the education and development of learners.

The Faculty of Education also includes:

  •  - Guided by experienced and specialized instructors, our AQ, ABQ and Post-Graduate Certificates in Education are written and designed to offer a positive learning experience that is collaborative and practical.
  •  - Whether you are looking to build the foundation for new employment opportunities, seeking career advancement, or wanting to pursue a passion, Professional Studies at Queen鈥檚 University can help you reach your full potential.
  •  - Learn English in Canada - For 80 years the Queen鈥檚 School of English has provided outstanding student support, cutting-edge curriculum, exceptional instruction, and a vibrant student life program. 成人大片 is only steps from the beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront and Kingston's vibrant downtown area.

Queen鈥檚 Health Sciences has been a global leader in health sciences education and research for more than 150 years. As the hub for an interconnected academic health sciences network in Eastern Ontario, it is a leading force in preparing the next generation of health scientists, partnering to improve health in local and regional communities and driving world-renowned research that asks and answers the most pressing questions in health sciences.

Developing outstanding legal professionals with a global perspective and advancing the understanding and development of the law through dedicated, innovative teaching and scholarship, within a proud tradition of community, collegiality, and service.

The Faculty of Law's renowned JD program provides students the educational foundation to practice law in all common-law jurisdictions in Canada and around the world, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary combined degree opportunities, and diverse curricular offerings in high-interest practice areas, including business, constitutional, public, criminal, and international law.

In the Film and Media Department at Queen鈥檚, you will examine modern forms of film, video, television, and emerging varieties of digital culture. You will study the forces that have shaped film and media communication, explore the history and theory of film production, and engage directly in the production of film and video. For students interested in collaboration between the fields of drama and film, there is a Specialization Plan in Media & Performance Production.

Queen鈥檚 Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) Program is a small visual art program admitting 30 students per year. The intensive studio training, taught by instructors that are active in their field, alongside visiting artists from across the country and internationally, is complemented by lecture and seminar courses in Art History. The small class sizes and high professor-to-student ratios create an interactive learning environment focusing on three main areas of fine art: painting, printmaking and sculpture/new media. The Fine Art (Visual Art) Program is well equipped with studios and workshops that create an atmosphere where learning and research can flourish. Optional field trips are made to exhibitions and workshops, including annual trips to New York.

At Queen鈥檚 you can choose from a variety of courses dealing with oral and written French, literature and culture of France, Quebec and francophone countries, linguistics, and business French. You will have opportunities to study or work in a francophone context either in Quebec or Europe, through academic exchanges or work/study programs.

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen鈥檚 is distinguished by the centrality of the study of race and colonialisms across all its courses, and by a focus on how to apply knowledge within work for social change. Our curriculum is organized around six key themes: feminist, queer, trans, anti-racist, Indigenous, and postcolonial theories and methodologies; activism and social justice; political economy; representation, art, literature, and creative work; and oral histories and community memories.

The Department of Geography and Planning is an integrated department that studies the earth's places, societies, environments and landscapes. The Department is unique in bridging the social sciences and humanities (i.e., human geography) and planning with physical geography. Geography and Planning puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognizing the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes, and environments across the world, and the links between them. In physical geography we study natural processes, their interactions, and both naturally and human-generated environmental issues. In the social sciences we study a variety of social problems, with a special focus on the uneven distribution of resources and services at scales from the local to the global. In humanities research we explore how human beings have made, and continue to make, the places (physical, social and metaphorical) in which they live. In all these areas, Queen鈥檚 Geography and Planning has scholars and teachers of international repute who are dedicated to making a dynamic and innovative research and teaching environment and a warm and supportive interpersonal environment for our students and faculty.

Geoscientists are the interpreters of our natural world. They bring methods such as geophysics, geochemistry, geobiology, and field geology together to understand the modern and ancient Earth. Clues concealed in rocks and fossils, minerals and fluids, mountains and sediments, glaciers and volcanoes are marshaled to understand and explain the Earth system at all scales. Managing water, mineral, and energy resources, developing sustainable strategies for industrial growth, and coping with natural and anthropogenic hazards facing increasing global populations, including climate change, all depend on a deep understanding of natural processes. Our graduates study the Earth in this context, with careers in diverse fields including, but not limited to, research, mineral and oil exploration, policy analysis, environmental science, and resource management. The programs offered by this Department focus on the whole planet and global processes as a dynamic and integrated system.

Global Development Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that empowers students to better understand and shape the driving forces of change in our interconnected world. To open up a wide range of career choices and options for further study in Canada and internationally, the program connects big-picture analysis with problem-solving approaches based on deep empirical knowledge. This unique combination gives students skill sets that help them realize their commitment to making the world a better place. Through careful analysis of contemporary challenges in the fields of poverty and livelihoods, cross-cultural communication, environmental sustainability, human rights, and indigenous studies, we help students appreciate development as a relationship rather than as a characteristic of particular places and people.

In addition to its four unique MBA programs, Smith School of Business offers many other graduate programs in specific areas of expertise including analytics, finance, international business, entrepreneurship and innovation, and accounting. And if your interest lies in research, our MSc and PhD programs will develop critical thinking and research skills within your area of interest.

The History Department offers a wide range of courses that span from the pre-modern past to the contemporary era. Geographically, History courses circle the globe and draw from the histories of Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. Thematically the curriculum builds on a number of disciplinary vantage points, including cultural, economic, environmental, gender, global and transnational, Indigenous, intellectual, labour, legal, political, and religious history. Apart from the core curriculum, students have the opportunity to undertake a variety of independent research, community projects, experiential learning, and internship opportunities. The focus on humanistic education and the emphasis on analysis, critical thinking, research, communication, and writing skills prepare history students for careers in law, education, public policy, business, museum and archives, publishing, research, and media.

Queen鈥檚 University Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) is a leading provider of premium professional development programs in labour relations, human resources and organization development. IRC programs are designed for busy practitioners, delivered by subject matter experts, and grounded in adult learning principles.

As a result of continuous practitioner-focused research and more than 80 years of experience, we have identified the core competencies every organization development, human resources, and labour relations practitioner needs to be successful. Each of our programs focuses on one of these essential skills.

The IPO coordinates exchanges and study abroad experiences predominantly for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The IPO also coordinates the Senate-approved International Studies Certificate.

Jewish civilization has a recorded global history of 4,000 years. Drawing from texts spanning from the Hebrew Scriptures to post-modern writing, the study of the Jewish diasporas in their transnational historical and cultural contexts provides students with insight into the complexities of global culture, identity, religion, and politics. All Jewish Studies courses are offered in the History Department.

The Kinesiology Specialization Plan is a multi-disciplinary, science-based program that focuses on human movement in the applied exercise-science fields of study such as biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, and physical activity epidemiology. While the Plan is primarily science-based, students also learn about human movement in the context of exercise and sport psychology, health promotion, and the socio-cultural aspects of physical activity. The B.Sc.(Hons.) Kinesiology Plan has been designed to meet the minimum accreditation standards for Kinesiology programs accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA). Admission to the Kinesiology Specialization Plan, leading to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, is by direct-entry from high school.

The Health Studies Plan is a social science concentration that addresses subject areas bearing on human health.  For the public health care system in Canada to function effectively both the social and physical determinants of health at the individual and societal level need to be understood in the context of health education, health policy, community health, and epidemiology. The core competencies of the Plan include health processes (e.g., implementation of programs and policies), health content (e.g., nutrition, sexuality), and supporting knowledge and concepts fundamental to the evaluation of health (e.g., behaviour, lifestyle choices). Major, Joint Honours and Minor/General Plans in Health Studies are all available, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, with admission based on first-year standing and grade in the foundational social determinants of health course (HLTH 101).

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is a multidisciplinary unit that offers students the opportunity to learn languages, develop an understanding of literary and cultural traditions, and pursue studies in the field of Linguistics. The Department offers language courses in Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mohawk, Oneida, Portuguese and Spanish, Degree Plans in: German Studies; Hispanic Studies; Indigenous Studies; Italian; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Linguistics, Spanish and Latin American Studies; and World Language Studies, and a Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures.  Learning a language prepares students to travel, live, or work internationally and makes them more linguistically competent in Canada鈥檚 multicultural environment. The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures also offers over 50 courses in English on various cultural and literary topics. These are open to non-LLCU students and can be taken as electives. A degree focusing on languages, literatures, and cultures, or focusing on Linguistics, provides students with valuable transferable skills that are increasingly important in our global world, especially intercultural competencies which are becoming ever more relevant in today鈥檚 global work environment. The Department encourages students in all our disciplines to participate in one of the many international study opportunities supported by Queen's.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers degree Plans designed to appeal to a broad range of students, including those interested in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, the physical and the biological sciences, teaching, actuarial studies (science), probability, and statistics. Our instructors include leading researchers and many winners of national and university teaching awards. The Department offers various plans in Mathematics and in Statistics, leading to either a BA, BA (Hons.), BSc or BSc (Hons.) degree. A Plan in Mathematics and Engineering is also offered through Smith Engineering. For full details of this program, see the Calendar of the Smith Engineering.

Queen's Mechanical and Materials Engineering is a leader in project-based, team-oriented, and hands-on learning. With a focus on professional skills development and experiential learning, we pride ourselves on preparing our undergraduate students for success in the broad field of mechanical engineering. Our world-class faculty and facilities allow our graduate students to achieve their full academic and research potential. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged across departments, faculties, and universities.

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen鈥檚 has prepared global mining industry leaders for more than 125 years. Today, it is the largest mining department in Canada and among the largest in the world. Consistently ranked in the top 10 worldwide, Queen鈥檚 Mining has a reputation for training outstanding graduates and has strong and long-standing connections with the industry. As technology evolves and the global economy changes, our students and researchers play a crucial role in defining state of the art in mining. 

Additionally, a suite of programs offered through Queen's Mining Online cover a broad range of experience levels, from new-to-the-mining-sector to veteran-executive.

Philosophy will help you develop critical reasoning, as well as effective written and oral communication skills. You will be able to read critically so that you can find hidden assumptions, identify core premises, and evaluate arguments. You will study a range of key ideas and look closely at the work of a number of central philosophers from Plato to the present.

Courses become more focused and go into more depth as you move through your upper years of the program. You will be able to choose from a range of types of courses: from historical to contemporary, and from broad, theoretical investigations to more specifically problem-based inquiries.

Our classes create many opportunities for discussion, whether in small break-out groups or in our senior seminars. Students taking our Major or Joint Honours Plans will be well prepared for graduate work in Philosophy or in other professional programs.

Through studying Physics at Queen鈥檚, you will be trained in observation and experimentation, in applied mathematics and model building, and will develop the confidence to tackle new and intellectually demanding problems. This will place you at the leading edge of research and development in science and technology. This program deals with the properties of matter and energy, from everyday concepts such as force, heat and electricity, to the abstract ideas of relativity and quantum mechanics. The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy also offers a Specialization Plan in Astrophysics, and jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a Specialization Plan in Mathematical Physics.

The School of Policy Studies offers a rich and rewarding learning experience that is unsurpassed in Canada and matched only by the best public policy programs in the world.  Through high quality interactive teaching and integrated learning, we enhance leadership in public policy by providing students the inspiration, skills, competencies and connections to become better contributors to the public good.  The MPA curriculum includes core courses in economics, policy analysis, governance, management and quantitative methods.  Through elective courses, students apply their skills to the analysis and resolution of concrete policy and management problems.

The Department of Political Studies at Queen鈥檚 offers a full curriculum in all areas of political sciences, designed to take you on different and exciting intellectual journeys. You might explore the foundations of early democratic thought, examine integration in the European Union, study how states make the transition to democracy, analyze sources of conflict and cooperation in the international system, investigate trends in voting behaviour, or explore the impact of welfare reforms on single mothers. You will develop critical thinking and writing skills, which are not only useful for a variety of pursuits after graduation, but crucial for citizenship in a democracy.

Professional Studies at Queen鈥檚 University offers professional development courses and programs that will help you succeed in today鈥檚 workplace.

From individual courses to certificate programs, our discipline-specific content is written and taught by experts in the field and offered in a flexible, online environment, where you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues while learning real-world skills.

In Psychology you will learn about basic processes of cognition and behavioural neuroscience, including the effects of brain damage or drug-induced changes on behaviour, how various neurochemicals affect behaviour, mechanisms of memory, motor control, and how we solve problems. You will also learn about child development, personality differences, how people act in groups or organizations, health-related behaviours, and various aspects of typical and atypical behaviour. Three plans are available that will lead to a BSc (Hons.) degree: the Major (Sciences) in Psychology and two interdisciplinary Plans, the Biology-Psychology Specialization and the Cognitive Science Specialization. Three plans are available that lead to a BA (Hons.): the Major (Arts), Joint Honours (Arts), and Minor (Arts). Students in all Major, Joint Honours, and Specialization Honours plans are required to complete courses in both the social and natural science branches for breadth, as well as core courses in statistics and research design.

For more than 80 years, the Queen鈥檚 School of English (QSOE) has provided outstanding student support, a well-researched curriculum, exceptional instruction, and a vibrant student life program.

Do you want a Canadian cultural experience? Do you need help preparing for an exchange or degree program in English? Whatever your language-learning goal, we have a program for you!

Religion plays a major role in shaping and influencing various cultures and historical and political movements around the world. Thus, understanding religious traditions and their impact on diverse modern issues is vital preparation for building a career in the global marketplace. Studying religion involves examining the history of religious traditions, comparing the ideas and values of different religious systems, and understanding the place and function of religion in society. Students of Religious Studies investigate why people are religious, where religion comes from, and how it should be defined and understood.

Offering more than 125 graduate degree programs nd post-doctoral training within 50+ departments and centres of research, the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (SGSPA) helps students set their ideas in motion and create an impact on the world.

Founded more than 150 years ago, the Queen鈥檚 School of Medicine provides a hands鈥憃n MD program in 1 of Canada鈥檚 premier centres for medical research and physical training with a rich array of postgraduate programs that emphasize the fundamentals of clinical medicine in the context of ongoing change, innovation and discovery.

The Queen's School of Nursing has offered nursing programs for 75 years. We pride ourselves on being responsive and maintaining high standards of education and preparing nurses for this ever changing and expanding practice.

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen鈥檚 University is committed to leading and inspiring positive changes that transform lives through rehabilitation research, education and practice.

Since 1894, the Stephen J.R. Smith Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen鈥檚 University has been providing the best engineering education Canada has to offer, preparing students for leadership in a global society with top-quality, technically rigorous engineering programs.

Smith Engineering boasts a diverse and vibrant community of approximately 4,600 high-calibre undergraduate students from Canada and abroad. Graduates leave Queen's with an outstanding, committed alumni network that will sustain them throughout their careers.

In an atmosphere of collaboration, Queen鈥檚 engineers take pride in a tradition of achievement in academic and extracurricular pursuits that have an impact on the world.

Business happens beyond boardrooms, markets, and borders. Cultural shifts, geopolitical changes, technology innovations 鈥 it all impacts business. At Smith we anticipate the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare you for it.

Smith鈥檚 programs deliver the knowledge, skills and personal development you need to thrive in this ever-changing business world. General management or specialized, professional or research-based, degree or development, full-time or while working, we have a rich portfolio of options.

In Queen鈥檚 Sociology Department, you will consider theories about how societies are organized and experienced, use social research methods to critically investigate what is happening, and explore areas such as crime, law and deviance, communications and media, gender and race, and culture and consumption. We place a major emphasis on how to study a broad range of social processes, throughout the life course, from global systems to personal life.