Degree Programs in Arts and Science

A program is an approved set of courses that lead to a degree – the eventual goal for any student that is accepted as an undergraduate at Queen’s.  A degree program consists of one or two Plans, electives and supporting courses.  There are two different types of degrees available in Arts and Science:  Honours degrees and General degrees.

Honours Degrees

The four-year Honours degree is the degree most commonly taken by students in Arts and Science at Queen’s.  Virtually all students accepted to the Faculty will be registered in an Honours degree program in the first instance.  This degree will prepare you for the workforce and, with a sufficient level of academic achievement and appropriate prerequisites, will serve as preparation for further study at the graduate level or in a professional school.

Follow this link to review how our Honours degrees are structured.

General Degrees

The three-year General Degree will prepare you for the workforce and, with a sufficient level of academic achievement and appropriate prerequisites, may serve as preparation for further study in a professional school.  General degrees are not normally considered a sufficient preparation for study at the graduate level. 

Follow this link to review how our General degrees are structured.