Admission Regulation 7: Admission to a Second Degree Program

With the approval of the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Department(s) concerned, university graduates may be admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science to complete a second undergraduate degree.

The Faculty has limited capacity to accommodate Second Degree students, and only accepts candidates into second degree combinations that are academically viable. To ensure the academic integrity of the Second Degree Program, the Faculty Office, in consultation with the Department(s) concerned, approves combinations to ensure that there is minimal overlap in course content. Current information on departmental capacity and academically viable second degree combinations is available on the Arts and Science website.

Admission requirements are available from Undergraduate Admission. Enrolment limitations and/or a lack of appropriate prerequisites may result in the denial of an application. Applicants are advised to consult the Dual and Second Degree Programs section of this Calendar for details on degree requirements, registration and restrictions.

7.1 – Students Whose First Degree is From the Faculty of Arts and Science

Students who have already earned a Bachelor’s Degree conferred through the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University and who wish to proceed to a second degree in the Faculty must have graduated in good standing1 and must satisfy departmental criteria. Students who wish to pursue a second degree in the B.F.A.(Hons.) and B.Mus. Programs must meet the specialized entry requirements outlined in Admission Regulation 5.

7.2 – Students Whose First Degree is From Another Faculty or School at Queen’s

Students graduating from another Faculty or School at Queen’s must have graduated in good standing and have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.60 to be considered. Students must satisfy departmental criteria that may exceed these minimums. In addition, the second degree must be in a substantially different Plan from that of the first degree.

7.3 – Students Whose First Degree is From Another University

Applicants who do not already hold a degree from Queen’s University must have the equivalent of a minimum Queen’s Cumulative GPA of 2.60 to be considered. In addition, they must also satisfy departmental criteria that may exceed these minimums. 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.

For admission procedures see Admission Regulations 12.1, 12.2 and 13.1.

1. “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.