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Second Degree

All applicants who wish Full-Time study in a Second Degree Program must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Please note that this includes Queen's students, regardless of the Faculty in which they completed their first degree. All applicants must select an approved Plan in a substantially new discipline. Students wishing to make Program or Plan changes to an existing Second Degree must apply using the Online Application Form. Academic viability and plan capacity for second degrees can be found on the Arts and Science website (Note that this list is not complete.  If you do not see the first and second degree combination that you are considering, please contact Undergraduate Admission for more information).

Applicants who hold a degree from another University who wish to upgrade their degree from a General to Honours degree should note that such a degree completion would require two full years of study at Queen's.

Entry Term Application Open Application Close Document Deadline Application Link
Summer Entry February 15 March 31 April 15 Summer Entry Online Application
Fall Entry February 1 June 1 June 15 www.ouac.on.ca 

Part-Time Application Form or to request any changes to an existing Second Degree Program

  • Complete the Online Application Form for part-time studies or to make any Program or Plan changes to an existing Second Degree Program.

Minimum Admission Requirements   

Applicants whose first degree is from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's must have graduated in good standing and satisfy departmental criteria.  (Students who wish to pursue a Second Degree in the B.F.A. (Hons.) or B.MUS programs must also meet specialized entry requirements.)

Applicants whose first degree is from another Faculty or School at Queen's must have graduated in good standing and have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.6 for Full or Part-time admission. Note that some departmental criteria may exceed these minimums.

Applicants whose first degree is from another university must have the equivalent of a minimum Queen's Cumulative GPA of 2.6 to be considered for Full or Part-Time admission to most Plans. In addition, they must also satisfy departmental criteria that may exceed these minimum. In all cases, admission to a Second Degree is only possible when the applicant's first degree is from an accredited post-secondary institution and in a substantially different Plan from the proposed Second Degree.

Transferability of Courses

Transfer credits are assessed by individual departments and are based on grades achieved as well as equivalency to Queen’s courses. Students are informed of their transfer credits after they have accepted their offer of admission. Credit is considered for courses with a final grade of a Queen’s C (63%) or higher.  

The Faculty of Arts and Science requires students to complete the majority of their academic work - overall and in their degree plan-- at Queen’s University in order to receive a degree.

For a four-year honours program, the maximum number of transfer units allowed is 57.0 units in total including a maximum of 24.0 units toward the core and option requirements of the plan. If the maximum number of units are transferred to Queen’s then 63.0 units must be completed at Queen’s (including a minimum of 36.0 in the Plans core and option requirements).  Should a student receive the full 57.0 units, all remaining courses must be completed in the Faculty of Arts and Science on-campus or Arts and Science Online.

For a three-year program, the maximum number of transfer units allowed is 42.0 units in total including a set number toward the core and option requirements of the plan. If the maximum number of units are transferred to Queen’s it leaves 48.0 units which must be completed at Queen’s (including a minimum number of the plans core and option requirements).  Should a student receive the full 42.0 units, all remaining courses must be completed in the Faculty of Arts and Science on-campus or Arts and Science Online.