Certificates

Certificates provide students with the opportunity for new expanded credentials that can help:

  • students develop both general and specific skills that meet their particular career needs; and
  • address society's needs by preparing students appropriately for careers that they will pursue after leaving Queen's.

The Certificates available in Arts and Science are listed below.

Academic Writing Certificate (AWRI)

Our new Certificate in Academic Writing offers Distance students the opportunity to enhance and accredit their writing skills, enabling them to communicate effectively and prepare for future writing tasks in both academic and professional contexts.

View the Certificate requirements here.

Media Studies (MDIA)

This new online Certificate in Media Studies offers students the opportunity to develop and accredit their fluency in the foundations of media and cultural studies. Students will build practical creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills that can be applied in academic and professional contexts. This certificate will be available for the first time in the Fall term, 2016.

View the Certificate requirements here.

*NOTE: available September 2016, pending Ministry approval.

Employment Relations (EMPR)

The Certificate in Employment Relations is designed as an additional credential to support those seeking entry level jobs in labour relations and human resources management. Students will be introduced to the theory, policy and legal frameworks behind the employment relationship, and how these can be applied to assess workplace challenges and problems.

View the Certificate requirements here.

*NOTE: available September 2016, pending Ministry approval.

Geographic Information Science (GISC)

In addition to completing a degree, students also have the option of simultaneously completing a Certificate in Geographic Information Science. This option is available to all Queen’s University undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration, and is intended for those who wish to enhance their undergraduate degree with a Geographic Information Science Certificate.

View the Certificate requirements here.

*NOTE: This Certificate is only available to students currently registered in a degree program at Queen's.

International Studies (INTS)

The International Studies Certificate is a study option offered by the International Programs Office, in cooperation with the language departments and the Faculty of Arts and Science.

This option is available to all Queen's University undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration, and is intended for those who wish to enhance their undergraduate degree with a formal international program of study. The International Studies Certificate combines language acquisition with cultural and interdisciplinary learning, and includes a study abroad component.

The Certificate was one of the first certificate programs at Queen's to be formally approved by Senate. First awarded in June 2001, the Certificate is becoming increasingly well-recognised as more Queen's students graduate with it.

View the Certificate requirements here.

*NOTE: This Certificate is only available to students currently registered in a degree program at Queen's.

Sexual and Gender Diversity (SXGD)

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Certificate Program offers you the opportunity to think through and engage with your particular scholarly interests — from nursing, art history, law, political and religious studies to music, kinesiology or languages from the vantage point of sexualities or queer/trans gender issues. At a time when sexual minority concerns are on the public agenda, the Certificate Program provides an academic context for you to participate in these discussions. More now than ever, a certificate in SXGD can provide you with knowledge and skills you can take to careers such as journalism, family planning, mediation, counseling, social work, adult education, arts administration, writing, publishing, politics, social policy, law, medicine, engineering, human rights, or advanced studies in your disciplinary concentration. This Certificate is available to all undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration.

View the Certificate requirements here.

*NOTE: This Certificate is only available to students currently registered in a degree program at Queen's.

Certificate Policy

The Faculty's Certificate Policy may be found here.

Certificate Application

Current Queen's Students:
The online Certificate Application Form is being improved.  If you would like to apply for a certificate now, please use the Academic Change Form found on this page under the Registration Related Forms section.

Former Queen's Students and Non-Queen's students:
If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here.

If you have not attended an undergraduate program at Queen's University, but would like to apply so that you may enrol in a Certificate program, please follow this link to the application on the Queen's Online website.

Thank You for your interest in an Arts and Science Certificate!

 

Contacts for Information, Approval and Advising

CertificateDept. ContactEmail
Academic Writing (AWRI)Lori Vosvosl@queensu.ca
Employment Relations (EMPR)Robert Hickeyhickeyr@queensu.ca
Geographic Information Science (GISC)Sharon Mohammedmohammes@queensu.ca
International Studies (INTS)Mary Marshallmm3@queensu.ca
Media Studies (MDIA)Blaine Allanallanb@queensu.ca
Sexual and Gender Diversity (SXGD)Kathy Baerkathy.baer@queensu.ca