Meet the Dean

Your choice of university program could be the most important decision you make this year. Finding the right combination - one that challenges you and meets your needs in a supportive, stimulating environment - will have a major impact on the rest of your life, and on the kind of person you become.

If you seek diversity and involvement beyond the boundaries of conventional learning, Arts and Science at Queen's may be for you. One of the few universities in Canada with an integrated Faculty of Arts and Science, we offer an opportunity to experience and explore the full range of academic subjects in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Outside the classroom, your personal growth continues through a myriad of extracurricular choices.

As well as testing the limits of your own abilities, at Queen's you will be continually challenged by your peers. Our students, from every Canadian province and more than 100 countries worldwide, have among the highest average entering grade of any Ontario university, and one of the highest graduation rates in Canada. Combined with their extensive community involvement, this places Queen's students in a class of their own!

In classes and laboratories - and outside them, too! - you'll find outstanding professors in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Internationally recognized for their teaching and research accomplishments, they are passionately committed to the advancement of their students. By bringing the fruits of their research to the classroom, these professors involve their students in the process of discovery.

The student is the crucial member of our community of scholars. The focus in the Faculty of Arts and Science is on developing the whole person: preparing citizens for a global society. Rather than passively absorbing knowledge, you'll learn how to investigate and think for yourself, putting your new knowledge to work.

If this environment appeals to you, we urge you to consider taking the Arts and Science challenge at Queen's.

Dr. Susan Mumm, Dean of Arts and Science