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The Dual Degree and Second Degree Programs allow students to complete degrees from two different Faculties or Schools at Queen’s University. The program combines 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.
A Dual Degree allows Queen’s Commerce, Applied Science and Nursing students to complete an Arts and Science General degree (only) concurrently as they are working towards the completion of their primary degree in their home Faculty/School.
The general admission requirements are below. Students must meet all of the criteria. Please note departmental admission averages may exceed these requirements:
Applicants may apply for a Dual Degree program for a Fall, Winter or Summer start through Undergraduate Admission. The application requirements and process are described on the Undergraduate Admission webpage.
Please note: 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. There is a defined capacity in each degree Plan for each academic year and spaces may be taken before the Winter or Summer application periods. The Faculty has limited capacity to accommodate Dual Degree students, and only accepts candidates into dual degree combinations that are academically viable. To ensure the academic integrity of the Dual Degree Program the Faculty Office, in consultation with the Department(s) concerned, approves combinations to ensure that there is minimal overlap in course content.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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, subject to the Arts and Science either on-campus or through distance studies.
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. 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.
On-campus and Distance degree Plans with capacity to accept Second Degree applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year are listed below. If a degree Plan is not listed, it is at capacity and cannot accept Second Degree applicants. Degree Plans with limited space (5-10 spots) are in BOLD. Programs with higher than standard admission averages are in italics. Distance degree Plans and 3-year degrees are listed in Red. Students admitted to Distance Studies are limited to distance courses and distance degree Plans.
Physical & Mathematical
Natural & Life Sciences
|Art History||Cognitive Sciences||Music |
|English Language & Literature (3-year Degree)*||Gender Studies||Computing|
|French Studies||Geography||Computing and Mathematics|
History (honours degree on-campus)
|Indigenous Studies*||Mathematical Physics|
|Spanish & Latin American Studies*|
* reflects Plans that are offered only as 3-year General Degree Plans.
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.Applicants whose first degree is from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen'smust 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.)
Applicants whose first degree is from another Faculty or School at Queen's must have graduated in good standing and have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.6 for Full-time admission or 1.90 for Part-time admission. Note that some departmental criteria may exceed these minimums.
Applicants who first degree is from another university must have the equivalent of a minimum Queen's Cumulative GPA of 2.6 for most Plans to be considered for Full-time admission, and 2.60 for Part-time admission to most Plans. 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.
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