The Queen's Advantage: Connection and Interactivity with Your Peers

Become part of our worldwide community of learners.

Learning has become a lifelong experience, and careers have become national—even global—with the job market continually shifting and changing. Queen’s online courses attract students from a variety of settings—other universities, professions, and career transitions—which enriches everyone's learning experience.

What kind of connection and interactivity do Queen's online courses offer?

  • Real community and interaction: Queen’s courses are truly interactive. You’ll get to know your classmates, discuss issues with them, work on team projects together, and forge bonds that cross age groups and stages of life, as well as our entire country and often to other countries. Our online courses include on-campus students as well as distance students, so your community will include some of the energy and drive that make Queen’s University unique. Moreover, you’ll be able to chat with your prof and TAs, ask questions, and get help and feedback.
  • Real-time classmates: Because Queen’s online courses start at the beginning of term (Fall, Winter, or Spring/Summer term), you have a real class. You’ll be with the same group of students till the end of the course—an experience you can’t get from courses with variable start dates. Queen’s believes that peer interaction, discussion, collaboration, and exploring new knowledge together is vital for true learning.
  • Real feedback: Course professors and TAs are available for your questions. Instead of providing a mere grade on your assignments, they'll give you valuable feedback for improving your learning and writing.
  • Real support: The Arts and Science Online office is staffed with people who care about distance learning. They provide the unique supports that online students need. When you call us, expect to find someone who genuinely wants to help you—by helping you with your credit transfer requests, providing accommodations for any special needs, and guiding you in course selection. Our office will also keep in contact with you over the term to make sure you have all the information you need to complete your course.