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Dual Degree and Changes to Dual Degree

    Overview

    The Dual Degree Program consists of a primary degree program and a secondary degree program, which allows Queen's students to concurrently complete degree requirements for programs in two different Faculties or Schools at Queen's University.

    One of Commerce, Engineering or Nursing is the primary program, with a secondary program being a Bachelor of Arts (General). A Dual Degree Program will usually take at least five years of study, unless additional courses for the secondary program are taken during the academic year or the Summer Session.  See what's available here.

    Note: Students who have already completed one degree program should apply to a Second Degree Program rather than to a Dual Degree Program. Students whose first degree program is not Arts and Science, must be registered in a Second Degree Program before taking the additional courses towards the Second Degree Program.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria: 

    • have the equivalent of Arts and Science Full-Time standing in their home Faculty or School;
    • have completed the equivalent of at least 8 one-term courses (where a one-term course is equivalent to a typical 3.0-unit course in Arts and Science) in their home Faculty or School;
    • have been in good academic standing in their home Faculty or School throughout their Undergraduate Career at Queen's.  (Note:  "Good academic standing" is defined as having no academic sanction imposed in the student's home Faculty or School.  Such sanctions in the home Faculty or School may include "Special Programs" noted on the student's record that result from previous poor performance, academic probation, or a requirement to withdraw;
    • have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.60;
    • apply to an Arts and Science Degree Program in a substantially different Plan from that in their primary Degree Program; and
    • satisfy departmental criteria for admission to the Plan.

    Dual Degree Information

     

     

    Degree Requirements

    Students must satisfy the requirements for each degree program.  A maximum of 60 units may be counted toward both the primary and secondary programs.

    Students must complete the course requirements for their primary program as well as 30 credit units for a Bachelor of Arts (Minor) secondary program.

    These additional Arts and Science courses must be registered under the Arts and Science program. Students pay Arts and Science course fees for the courses they are taking while registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

    Application Procedure

    Complete and submit this application formto Undergraduate Admission. Your application will appear in your SOLUS Student Center 3-5 business days after we receive the completed application form and fee. If you do not see the application in your Student Center after 5 business days, please contact Undergraduate Admission.

    • Deadline for Fall Term: 1 June  
    • Deadline for Winter Term: 1 December

    It is not possible to apply for Summer entry to any Dual Degree Program. Consequently, upper-year students wishing to begin a secondary program in the Faculty of Arts and Science must apply for Winter entry to a Dual Degree Program if they plan to take Summer session courses to be counted toward the new degree program.

    Completed application form, along with $55 application fee (cheque or money order payable to Queen’s University) must be submitted to:

         OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION              
         GORDON HALL, 74 UNION STREET
         QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
         KINGSTON, ONTARIO K7L 3N6

     Phone: 613.533.2217
     Fax: 613.533.6810


    Changes to a Dual Degree Program

    Change of Dual Degree Combination (for students who were admitted to a Dual Degree program prior to Winter 2013): 
    Students are admitted to specific Dual Degree Program combinations.  To change a secondary program (e.g., switch from B.A. (Hons.) to B.A.(Gen.)), a student must submit an application to Undergraduate Admission. Your application will appear in your SOLUS Student Center 3-5 business days after  we receive the completed application form and fee. If you do not see the application in your Student Center after 5 business days, please contact us.

    • Deadline for Fall Term: 1 June  
    • Deadline for Winter Term: 1 December

    Completed application form, along with $55 application fee (cheque or money order payable to Queen’s University) must be submitted to:

         OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION              
         GORDON HALL, 74 UNION STREET
         QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
         KINGSTON, ONTARIO K7L 3N6

     Phone: 613.533.2217
     Fax: 613.533.6810

    Withdrawal from a Dual Degree Program: 
    Once admitted to a Dual Degree program, students who decide not to complete the program may indicate their intent to withdraw, in writing, to Undergraduate Admission.  

    • Deadline for Fall Term: 1 June  
    • Deadline for Winter Term: 1 December

    Letter indicating intent to withdraw from Dual Degree program must be submitted to:

         OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION              
         GORDON HALL, 74 UNION STREET
         QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
         KINGSTON, ONTARIO K7L 3N6

     Phone: 613.533.2217
     Fax: 613.533.6810

    For students who are asked to withdraw from one or both halves of their dual degree program, they will automatically be removed from their dual degree and will need to contact the Faculty of Arts and Science.

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