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Dual, Concurrent & Second Degrees

The workplace is a competitive landscape but with the ability to add a dual degree or second degree to your resume you will have no worries navigating your way to a great career.

The Dual Degree and Second Degree Programs allow students to complete degrees from two different Faculties or Schools at Queen’s University. The programs combine a primary or full-time degree program in the Queen’s School of Business, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or the School of Nursing, with a degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Dual Degrees at Queen's

Dual Degree programs allow Queen’s Commerce, Applied Science and Nursing students to complete an Arts and Science General degree concurrently as they are working towards the completion of their primary degree in their home Faculty/School. As noted in the Dual Degree Regulations, Dual Degree students must meet the unit requirements of the Arts and Science degree Plan in which they are registered as well as those of their primary degree. Once a student is admitted into a Dual Degree, courses must be registered under the appropriate degree program and the appropriate fees paid. Arts and Science units completed prior to admission into a Dual Degree program will not be counted at Secondary units but can serve as Shared units.

How it Works

Each student’s Dual Degree Program consists of three types of units: shared, primary and secondary.  In addition, Dual Degree students must meet the unit requirements of the Arts and Science Plan in which they are registered.

All secondary units must be completed at the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University. They may not be transferred from another post-secondary institution or from the primary Faculty or School at Queen’s. Dual Degree students must register all secondary units with the Faculty of Arts and Science and pay the appropriate fees.

Primary units

In addition to the shared units, students must complete further primary units to reach the minimum overall total required for the primary Degree Program. All class and degree requirements for the primary program must be completed according to the regulations of that Faculty or School.

Secondary units

In addition to the shared units, students must complete a further 30.0 secondary units to reach the minimum overall total required for the secondary, Arts and Science, Degree Program.  They may not be transferred from another post-secondary institution or from the primary Faculty or School at Queen’s. Dual Degree students must register all secondary units with the Faculty of Arts and Science and pay the appropriate fees.

All class and degree requirements for the secondary program must be completed according to the regulations of the Faculty of Arts and Science.  Secondary units may count towards the Arts and Science Plan.

Shared units

Students may count a maximum of 60.0 shared units towards both Degree Programs. Shared units include those normally acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  Shared units may count towards the Arts and Science Plan.

What’s possible? 

Students may apply for a General (BA/BSC) degree only in one of the programs listed in this document. Capacity to accept students in each degree Plan is allocated for one academic year at a time. If a degree Plan is not listed, it is not accepting applicants at this time. The Faculty of Arts and Science reserves the right to close (not accept students into) a particular degree Plan from one academic year to the next. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  That is, students who apply for the Fall Term are considered and may be accepted in advance of students who apply for the Winter and Summer Terms.  If additional space is not available, the applicant will need to apply for the subsequent academic year should the degree Plan still be accepting Dual Degree students.

When can students apply?

Fall admission - April 2 to June 1; 
Winter admission – June 2 to December 1;
Summer admission - December 2 to April 1. 
No late applications will be accepted.

How do students apply?

Students apply through Undergraduate Admission, Gordon Hall.  Applicants must pay a $55 application fee and complete the application found at this link: http://www.queensu.ca/admission/apply/current/dual.html

General Admission requirements:

Please note that Departmental Admission thresholds may exceed these general requirements (Admission Regulation 6.1).

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

(i)    have Full-Time status in their home Faculty or School;

(ii)   have completed the equivalent of at least 24.0 units (or 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;

(iii)  have been in good academic standing in their home Faculty or School throughout

their undergraduate Career at Queen’s;

(iv)  have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.60; (some programs may have additional requirements that exceed this minimum).

(v)   apply to an Arts and Science degree program in a substantially different Plan from

that in their primary Degree Program; and

(vi)  satisfy departmental criteria for admission to the Plan.

NOTE: Extenuating circumstances will not be considered.  Admission thresholds and decision cannot be appealed.

Available Dual Degree Plans for the 2014-2015 Academic Year only:
Dual Degree Plans available for Winter 2015 and Summer 2015 terms. 
The deadline for applying for a Dual Degree for Winter Term is December 1, 2014.
The deadline for applying for a Dual Degree for Summer term is April 1, 2015.

 Degree PlansAdmission Requirements
1Art History2.6 Cumulative GPA
2Biology2.6 Cumulative GPA and a minimum grade of B- in BIOL103
3Computing2.6 Cumulative GPA
4Drama2.6 Cumulative GPA and a minimum grade of B+ in DRAM100
5Economics2.6 Cumulative GPA
6English2.6 Cumulative GPA
7French Studies2.6 Cumulative GPA
8Global Development Studies                     2.6 Cumulative GPA
9History2.6 Cumulative GPA
10Indigenous Studies2.6 Cumulative GPA
11Life Sciences2.6 Cumulative GPA
12Music2.6 Cumulative GPA
13Political Studies2.6 Cumulative GPA
14Psychology2.6 Cumulative GPA
15World Languages2.6 Cumulative GPA

 

Available Dual Degree Plans for the 2015-2016 Academic Year only:

 Degree PlansAdmission Requirements
1Art History2.6 Cumulative GPA
2Biology2.6 Cumulative GPA AND 6.0 units of first-year university level Biology (equivalent to BIOL102 and BIOL103) with a mark of B. If students take BIOL102 and BIOL103 at Queen's, a mark of B in BIOL103
3Computing2.6 Cumulative GPA AND 3.0 units of CISC121 (or equivalent) with a mark of B
4Drama2.6 Cumulative GPA AND 6.0 units of DRAM100 with a mark of B+
5Economics2.6 Cumulative GPA
6English2.6 Cumulative GPA
7Film and Media2.8 Cumulative GPA AND 6.0 units of FILM110 with a mark of B+
8French Studies2.6 Cumulative GPA
9Global Development Studies                     2.9 Cumulative GPA
10History2.6 Cumulative GPA
11Indigenous Studies2.6 Cumulative GPA
12Life Sciences2.6 Cumulative GPA
13Mathematics2.6 Cumulative GPA AND 6.0 units of MATH110, 111, 120, 121, 124* OR 126
14Music2.6 Cumulative GPA
15Psychology2.6 Cumulative GPA AND 6.0 units of PSYC100 with a mark of C
16World Languages2.6 Cumulative GPA

 *if have IB, AP etc. credit with necessary mark equivalent to MATH123.

Degree Plans able to accept Dual Degree students for 2016-2017 will be confirmed September 2015.

Second Degrees at Queen's

The Second Degree Program allows the holder of an undergraduate degree from Queen’s or from another university to complete a second undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science, either on-campus or through distance studies

How it works?

Two requirements must each be met for a student to pursue a Second Degree. First, the desired Second Degree Plan must have capacity to accept students. Second, the combination of the first and Second Degree Plans must be academically viable, meaning the two degree Plans are significantly different.

Applicants must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) for admission to on-campus study to the Faculty of Arts and Science for a Fall start.  Winter applications (Queen's students only) are through Undergraduate Admissions.  See Undergraduate Admission for more details. Applicants must meet the Faculty minimums and satisfy appropriate departmental criteria that may exceed these minimums. Enrolment limitations or lack of prerequisites may result in the denial of an admission.

What's Possible?

On-campus and Distance degree Plans with capacity to accept Second Degree applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year are listed below. If a degree Plan is not listed, it is at capacity and cannot accept Second Degree applicants. Students admitted to Distance Studies are limited to distance courses and distance degree Plans. Students may not upgrade their 3 year Queen's distance Degree on campus. Distance 3-year General Degree Plans are in GREEN shading.

To inquire about specific admission requirements, contact Undergraduate Admission for on-campus admission and Continuing and Distance Studies for distance campus admission.

Creative ArtsHumanitiesLanguagesSocial SciencesLife and Physical Sciences
DramaArt HistoryFrench StudiesApplied EconomicsAstrophysics

Music (BAH & BMUS)

Classical StudiesGreekCognitive SciencesBiomedical Computing
 English Language & Literature(3-year degree)*German StudiesEconomicsChemistry
 History (honours degree on-campus)

Indigenous Studies*

Gender StudiesComputing
 History (3-year degree)* Italian*GeographyComputing & Mathematics
 PhilosophyJewish Studies*Global Development Studies (3-year degree)*Geography
 Religious StudiesLatin*SociologyGeology
  Medieval Studies* Mathematics
  Spanish Mathematical Physics
  Spanish and Latin American Studies* Physics
  World Languages Psychology*
    Software Design
    Statistics

*reflects Plans that are offered only as 3-year General Degree Plans.

Academic Viability

The links below provide charts of second degree combinations.  The first column lists the first degree Plan of the degree the student has or about to complete. The second column, Allowed Programs and Plans, list second degree combinations that have been assessed as academically viable because of the low degree of overlap between the first degree program and the specific Arts and Science Plan.  The third column, Disallowed Programs and Plans, lists the second degree combinations that are not academically viable due to significant overlap between the first degree program and the specific Faculty of Arts and Science Plan.

As the chart below only lists some of the possible degree combinations, please book an academic advising appointment in the Faculty of Arts and Science to discuss the most up-to-date information regarding Second Degrees.

Applicants whose first degree is from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's

Students must have graduated in good standing and satisfy departmental criteria.  Students who wish to pursue a Second Degree in the B.F.A. (Hons.) or B.MUS programs must also meet specialized entry requirements, and program must be accepting students to a second degree.

First Degree is a BA or BAH
First Degree ProgramAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
BA Art HistoryBFAH Fine Art 
BAH Art HistoryBFAH Fine Art 
BAH Computing and the Creative ArtsBCMPH Biomedical Computing 
BAH SociologyBAH Music 
BAH EnglishBAH Classics 
BA MathematicsBCMP Computing
BSC Geology
 
BAH Psychology

BAH Sociology
BAH Linguistics

 
BA Health Studies BSC Life Sciences
First Degree is a BSC or BSCH
First Degree ProgramAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
BSC,BSCH BiochemistryBCMPH Biomedical Computing
BA Mathematics

BA,BSCH Biology
BA Mathematics

BSC Biology  
BSCH BiologyBSCH Geography
BSCH Mathematics
BSCH Biochemistry
BA Environmental Science
BSCH SSP EGPY
BSCH Life Sciences
BSCH SSP Mathematics (if supporting program is Biology)
BCMPH ComputingBSCH MathematicsBA Mathematics
BA Statistics
BSCH SSP Environmental Science and Life Sciences BA Geography
BSCH GeographyBA Economics 
BSC Life SciencesBA PhysicsBA Biology
BSCH Biochemistry
BA,BSCH Psychology
BSCH Life Sciences

BCMPH Biomedical Computing
BCMPH Software Design
BSCH Mathematics

 
BSCH PhysicsBSCH MathematicsBA Mathematics
BSCH PsychologyBAH Linguistics BA Health
First Degree is a BCMP, BCMPH
First Degree ProgramAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
BCMPH ComputingBA Mathematics
BCMPH Cognitive Science
BA Computing and Information Science
BCMPH Computer ScienceBAH Computing and the Creative ArtsBA Computing and Information Science
BA Mathematics
BSC Mathematics
BA Statistics
BSC Statistics
BCMPH Biomedical ComputingBSCH Mathematics
BCMPH Cognitive Science
BA,BSC Biology
BSCH Life Sciences
  BCMPH SODE
BCMPH COGS
 First Degree is a BFA, BFAH or BMUS
First Degree ProgramAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
BFA Fine ArtBAH Art HistoryBA Art History
BFAH Fine Art BA, BAH Art History

Applicants whose first degree is from another Faculty or School at Queen's

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.60 and must meet departmental criteria that may be higher than Faculty minimums.

First Degree is from School of Business

Primary Degree ProgramArts and Science Program and Plan Combinations (Plans with Capacity)
School of BusinessAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
CommerceBAH APEC
BA ARTH
BSC CHEM
BA CISC BSC, BSCH CISC
BA CLST BCMP, BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH ECON
BA FREN
BA GNDS
BA GEOL
BA GPHY
BA, BAH GRMN
BA HIST
BA ITLN
BA JWST
BA, BAH MATH
BSC, BSCH MATH
BA MUSC
BA PHIL
BA RELS
BA, BAH SOCY
BA SPAN
BA, BAH STAT
BSC, BSCH STAT
 
First Degree is from the School of Nursing
Primary Degree ProgramArts and Science Program and Plan Combinations (Plans with Capacity)
 School of NursingAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
Nursing

BA, BAH GNDS
BA, BAH GPHY
BSC, BSCH GPHY
BA MUSC
BA, BAH PHIL
BA, BAH SOCY
BA, BAH, CHEM

 

BA, BAH HLTH
BSC, BSCH LISC

First Degree is from Theological College
Primary Degree ProgramArts and Science Program and Plan Combinations (Plans with Capacity)
Theological College
Allowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
Theology
 

BA RELS

First Degree is from the School of Fine Art or the School of Music
First Degree ProgramAllowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
BFA Fine ArtBAH Art HistoryBA Art History
BFAH Fine Art BA, BAH Art History
First Degree is from the Rehabilitation Therapy
Primary Degree ProgramArts and Science Program and Plan Combinations (Plans with Capacity)
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Allowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
Occupational Therapy

BA MUSC

BA, BSC BIOL
BA, BAH HLTH
BPHE

Physical Therapy

BA MUSC

BA, BAH HLTH
BSC, BSCH LISC
BPHE

First Degree is from the Faculty of Applied Science
Primary Degree ProgramArts and Science Program and Plan Combinations (Plans with Capacity)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Allowed Programs and PlansDisallowed Programs and Plans
Chemical Engineering

BA, BAH ARTH
BA, BSC CISC
BA, BAH CLST
BCMP COMP
BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BSCH GEOL
BA HIST
BSCH MAJ MATH
BA, BAH MUSC

BAH, BSC, BSCH CHEM
BSC BCHM
BA, BSC MATH

 

Civil Engineering

BA, BAH ARTH
BCMPH CSCI
BA, BAH CLST
BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BA, GPHY
BA, GMST
BA HIST
BSCH MATH
BA MUSC
BA PHIL
BSCH PHYS
BCMPH SODE

BA, BSC MATH

Computer Engineering

CMP1 or CMP2 Option

BCMPH, BCMPH SODEBSCH COGS
BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BA GRMN
BA HIST
BA, BSCH MATH
BA MUSC
BSCH PHYS
BA STAT

 

BA, BSC CISC
BSCH CISC
BCMP COMP
BCMPH COMP
BSC MATH
BSC PHYS
BSC STAT

Computer Engineering

CMP1 Option

BCMPH, BSCH BMCO
BA MUSC

 

 
Electrical Engineering

BSCH ASPH
BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BA GRMN
BA MUSC
BCMPH SODE
BSCH PHYS

 

BA, BSC CISC
BSCH CISC
BCMP COMP
BCMPH COMP
BSC MATH
BSC PHYS
BSCH MED PHYS

Engineering Physics

BAH APEC
BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH DEVS
BA ECON
BSC GEOL
BA GRMN
BA HIST
BA, BAH MUSC
BA, BAH PHIL
BA SPAN

BA, BSC MATH
BA, BSC PHYS

Engineering Physics

Computing Option

BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH DEVS

BA, BSC CISC
BCMP COMP

Engineering Physics

Electrical Option

BA CISC
BSC, BSCH CISC
BSC CHEM
BCMP, BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH DEVS

 
Engineering Physics

Mechanical Option

BSC CHEM
BA CISC
BSC, BSCH CISC
BCMP, BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH DEVS

 
Geological Engineering

BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BA MUSC
BSC, BSCH PHYS

BAH, BSC GEOL
BSCH GEOL

 

Geological Engineering

Geoenvironmental Option

BA, BAH DEVS
BSC, BSCH PHYS

 

Geological Engineering

Geophysical Option

BA, BAH DEVS
BSCH PHYS

BSC PHYS

 

Mathematics and Engineering

BSCH ASPH
BA, BAH CLST
BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BA, BAH FREN
BA, BAH GRMN
BA HIST
BA MUSC
BA, BAH PHIL
BA PHYS
BSC, BSCH PHYS
BA, BAH SPAN

BCMP COMP
BA, BAH MATH
BSC MATH
BSCH MATH

 

Mathematics and Engineering

Computing and
Communications Option

BCMPH BMCO
BA, BAH DEVS

BCMP COMP
BCMPH COMP
BCMPH SODE

Mathematics and Engineering

Mechanical Option

BCMPH, CSCI
BSC, CISC
BCMP, COMP
BA, BAH DEVS

 
Mathematics and Engineering

Robotics Option

BCMP GEN

 
Mechanical Engineering

BCMPH BMCO
BA, BCP COMP

BSC CHEM
BSC CISC
BA CLST
BCMPH, BSCH COGS
BCMP, BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH DEVS
BA, BAH ECON
BA MUSC
BCMPH SODE

 

BA, BSC PHYS

Mining Engineering

BA CISC
BSC, BSCH CHEM
BA CLST
BCMP, BCMPH COMP
BA, BAH DEVS
BA ECON
BSC GEOL
BA MUSC
BA, BSC PHYS

 

Applicants who first degree is from another university

Applicants must have the equivalent of a minimum Queen's Cumulative GPA of 2.6 for most Plans to be considered for admission.  In addition, they must also satisfy departmental criteria that may exceed these minimum.  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.  Additionally, the Degree Plan must be accepting second degree students.

Accelerated & Combined Programs

Add depth and focus to your degree through one of our innovative programs in less time than traditional timelines – a true competitive advantage.

Bachelor of Music Degree (BMus)/Music and Digital Media (MDM) Diploma Program
Combine your passion for music and digital technology; your need for theory and performance with practical skill and experience. A match between Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College; students in this unique 4+1 model will graduate with a BMus Degree and an MDM Diploma in five years.

There are three easy steps to apply:

  1. Apply to Queen’s BMus degree program through OUAC;
  2. Book and complete a successful audition at the Queen’s School of Music;
  3. Upon receiving an offer of admission for the BMus program, complete a program application form for St. Lawrence College.

Learn more about the BMus / MDM program >

Geography and Urban & Regional Planning (Accelerated BA / BSc + MPL)
Combine your undergraduate degree and your master’s degree in this 4+1 option. It’s a fast-track to your profession in urban and regional planning in less time. A competitive advantage for geography students wanting to work in urban planning, GIS, transportation, environmental studies, social planning, government and consultation. A natural, practical fit.

Graduate Diploma in Business
This program is designed for you - for any Queen’s graduate of non-business programs. Complete a yearlong program in only 4 months beginning in May. A perfect way to round out your Arts and Science Degree in a short period of time. Credits earned for this diploma also represent a credit toward a Queen’s MBA degree; as well as many are eligible for credit in other Queen’s School of Business Master’s degree programs.

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