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Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • online

Queen's Advanced Executive Certificate is Canada's most popular general management program to take the next step in your career.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and capabilities needed to play a part in the future of your organization. Completing your Queen鈥檚 Advanced Executive Certificate showcases your knowledge of the core concepts required to succeed in senior roles: leadership, strategy and execution.

Customize your learning pathway to match your goals with options curated by our team of learning experts, top faculty, and industry professionals to ensure relevance in today鈥檚 market. Learn at your own pace with content tailored to your needs. You will earn Queen鈥檚 Advanced Executive Certificate by completing the program requirements in your choice of virtual classroom or in-person formats. You choose the order. You choose the timeline.

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

Human Resources has never played as critical and impactful a role as it currently does. With this heightened importance, now is the time to deepen your theoretical knowledge, enhance your leadership confidence, and establish a deeper and more strategic approach to your practice with the Queen鈥檚 IRC certificate in Advanced Human Resources.

We offer the choice of the or programs as the core required program for this Certificate. The remainder of the credits required for the certificate can be made up from any combination of the other programs that Queen鈥檚 IRC offers, which gives you maximum flexibility to customize your individual training needs while obtaining a Certificate from a world-renowned University.

Required Programs 
(3 credits) or 
(3 credits)

Elective Programs 
Any other IRC courses (totalling 9 credits)

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

Are you a seasoned labour relations professional or working to build your knowledge in the field of labour relations? A Queen鈥檚 IRC certificate in Advanced Labour Relations is right for you! This second-level certificate can only be obtained after completing the certificate in Labour Relations.

The certificate in Advanced Labour Relations offers maximum flexibility to customize your individual training needs and provides recognition from a strong, national institution that is acknowledged across the country to be the best in its field.

Required Programs
Must complete a minimum of 24 credits, including the 12 credits earned towards the Labour Relations Certificate

Elective Programs
Labour Relations Certificate plus 12 electives from any other IRC courses (totalling 24 credits)

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

  • 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

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

Whether you are from management or among the union ranks, a Queen鈥檚 IRC certificate in Labour Relations tells your colleagues you have received a leading skill-building education and are committed to lifelong learning. The curriculum reflects the range of skills labour relations practitioners require to thrive in today鈥檚 fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

We offer Labour Relations Foundations as the core required program for the certificate, which allows learners to build foundational competencies and basic skills in a variety of areas, such as negotiation, labour arbitration, fact-finding, and grievance handling. We also offer more in-depth programs to develop more specialized competencies in these areas. The electives can be chosen based on your current training needs and interests.

Required Programs 
(5 credits)

Elective Programs 
Any other IRC programs (totalling 7 credits)

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Undergraduate program: Explore the minerals industry and related environmental and technological fields. You鈥檒l study a wide range of disciplines involved in locating, extracting, refining, and disposing of mineral and metal products and by-products 鈥 leading to various dynamic career options in a truly global field. 

Graduate programs: Our students and researchers are critical in moving the mining industry forward to meet the global economy and rapidly evolving technology. Our graduate programs are designed to produce engineers and specialists qualified to assess, design, and operate both underground and open-pit mines; to design and operate complex processing plants; and evaluate and maintain the mechanical equipment used in mining or processing facilities.
Degree Offerings: MEng, MASc, PhD

Online Professional Development Courses: Our self-paced online courses allow you to deeply explore a single topic relevant to today's mining industry over the course of several classes. Ideal for professionals working in, or adjacent to, the mining sector. With our unparalleled access to subject matter experts and industry leaders and significant expertise in online course delivery, our professional development courses are made for the modern mining workforce.  

 

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Whether new to the industry or a seasoned professional, the Certificate in Mining Technology can help you hone the competencies you need to succeed in today鈥檚 modern mining sector. This 6-course undergraduate program is offered entirely online in an asynchronous format. It is designed for engineers and professionals, science and engineering students, and graduates just entering the mining sector. 

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

This Queen's IRC Professional Development Certificate is designed to propel working practitioners to new heights. Grounded in adult learning principles and the latest practitioner-focused research, Organization Development Fundamentals provides crucial training in an array of topics in the field. We highly recommend this certificate to professionals in mid to upper management roles who wish to accelerate their career and gain practical tool kits and frameworks to improve their workplace. 

Certificates require a minimum of 12 credits, including a core program that differs for each Certificate. The design of our Certificates is based on our extensive knowledge of the field and tested through ongoing consultation with seasoned practitioners in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum reflects the range of skills HR, LR & OD practitioners require to thrive, whether from management or among the union ranks.

Organization Development Fundamentals Certificate Core Course Requirement 

- Organization Development Foundations (3 credits)

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Organized crime networks are billion-dollar industries with connections around the globe. Their activities may not be apparent to the general public 鈥 but they have a significant impact on the economy, our political environment and our society as a whole. In order to combat these activities, we need to better understand the strategies and signals that these networks employ.

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

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • online

The Public Executive Program has been developed to address the key leader-manager competencies identified by the Treasury Board of Canada and provincial and municipal public service counterparts. The program provides a unique overview of the frameworks and processes to address policy development, program planning and leadership challenges facing today鈥檚 public-sector executives. No other program in Canada provides the same kind of exciting and intensive opportunity to interact with public-sector leaders from a wide variety of jurisdictions across Canada.

In this program you will learn to:

  • Determine the proper scope and limits to government
  • Manage your portfolio ethically, creating a culture of accountability
  • Develop an understanding of the roles of public servants and elected officials in the strategic planning and execution process
  • Demonstrate the importance of ensuring comprehension of the impact of government decisions
  • Understand the power of the media and learn how to manage the message

This program is designed for public-sector managers, directors, and leaders who are looking for fresh perspectives and approaches to policy issues and leadership, in all areas of government, government agencies, and the public service. This program is designated an approved recertification program by the HRPA.

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • graduate diploma

Location

  • online

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries鈥痠s an online graduate diploma program that supports collaboration between communities and extractive industries. In this program, you will explore the fundamental relationships that develop around the extractive industries, namely the relationships between industry, (Indigenous) communities, government, and the environment. 

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.

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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.