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Academic Writing

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Our online 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.

For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.

Advanced Executive

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • online

Queen's Advanced Executive Certificate is Canada's most popular general management program to take the next step in your career.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and capabilities needed to play a part in the future of your organization. Completing your Queen’s Advanced Executive Certificate showcases your knowledge of the core concepts required to succeed in senior roles: leadership, strategy and execution.

Customize your learning pathway to match your goals with options curated by our team of learning experts, top faculty, and industry professionals to ensure relevance in today’s market. Learn at your own pace with content tailored to your needs. You will earn Queen’s Advanced Executive Certificate by completing the program requirements in your choice of virtual classroom or in-person formats. You choose the order. You choose the timeline.

Advanced Human Resources

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

This Queen's IRC Professional Development Certificates are designed to propel working practitioners to new heights. Grounded in adult learning principles and the latest practitioner-focused research, Advanced Human Resources provides crucial training in an array of topics in the field. We highly recommend this certificate to anyone working in Human Resources, or related fields, who wishes to accelerate their career and gain practical tool kits and frameworks to improve their workplace.

Certificates require a minimum of 12 credits, including a core program that differs for each Certificate. The design of our Certificates is based on our extensive knowledge of the field and tested through ongoing consultation with seasoned practitioners in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum reflects the range of skills HR, LR & OD practitioners require to thrive, whether from management or among the union ranks.

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS;

Take one of the following programs:

- Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy (3 credits)

- Leading Human Resources (3 credits)

Advanced Leadership for Social Impact

Degrees & Certifications

  • fellowship

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

The Advanced Leadership for Social Impact Fellowship prepares experienced leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to meaningfully tackle the root causes and drivers of social issues or problems. By focusing on developing leaders with the skills and perspectives to tackle complex issues, Queen’s University can help solve the world’s most significant and urgent challenges.

The program combines on-campus residential sessions at Queen's University with online synchronous learning and a group capstone project. This format accommodates those working full-time or with other time demands. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with faculty, mentors, and peers and learn from leading experts in the field.

Analytics

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

The Master of Management Analytics from Smith School of Business is the essential degree for the world of data. Realizing the promise of data analytics requires businesspeople who can find the opportunity in the numbers. Learn to master the essential strategies for applying analytics to business needs and harness the incredible power of data. Understand not only how to use data for business needs, but how to structure and manage complex projects and lead high-performance teams.

Smart use of data can unleash potential, generate competitive advantage, improve customer experience, identify risk, and much more. The Master of Management Analytics is the essential training for these careers. Available in person (downtown Toronto) or via blended learning.

AQ and ABQ in Education

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • online

Advance your teaching career with a fully online AQ (Additional Qualification) or ABQ (Additional Basic Qualification) course accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)

Our 190+ courses for junior, intermediate, and senior level teachers are designed to offer a positive learning experience that is collaborative and practical. 

Biochemistry

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the structures and chemical processes of molecules in living organisms that interact to form cells, tissues, and whole organisms. The Biochemistry program at Queen’s provides students with in-depth training in a wide range of important topics that are related to these processes, including the mechanisms of cancer progression, cellular communication, and the molecular and chemical basis of infection, inheritance, and disease. The program also offers opportunities for students to explore rapidly expanding fields in molecular genetics, metabolism of biomolecules, bioengineering, and regenerative medicine through hands-on training with professors in research labs.

The first two years of the program provides vital background preparation in Biology, Chemistry (organic, analytical, and physical), Molecular Biology, Math, and Statistical Analysis, to understand the molecules that make up all living things. In the upper years of the program, students receive in-depth exposure to all areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, including extensive hands-on laboratory experiences. The Biochemistry program has enough flexibility for students to take elective courses offered in other programs within the Faculty of Arts and Science, including the Life Sciences program, for which they are eligible.

Business

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Certificate in Business

Smith offers a Certificate in Business which can be taken while pursuing a non-business undergraduate degree. It expands horizons and career options by providing the fundamentals of business management.

Graduate Diploma in Business

This four-month program from May to August at Smith School of Business in Kingston is designed for recent university graduates with a bachelor's degree in a non-business discipline. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program will prepare you for a broad range of careers and credits earned can be applied towards a Full-time MBA and Master's degree programs.

Commerce

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • online
  • Bader College, UK Campus

Smith’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members, and highly effective managers. Personalize your degree by taking advantage of numerous opportunities available to you in this program — the Certificate in Social Impact, study abroad options, and positions in ComSoc, the largest undergraduate business society in Canada.

A key feature of Smith Commerce is the international exchange semester option in years three or four. Living and studying in another country broadens your perspective and develops a global network of contacts. It enhances your career opportunities and appeals to employers. Smith’s exchange partners are carefully selected for the high quality of education and student experience they deliver.

Commerce + Law

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online
  • Bader College, UK Campus

This six-year combined program capitalizes on the strength of the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree offered by Smith School of Business and the rich business law program offered by Queen’s Law. 

The BCom/JD degree reduces completion time and tuition by one year for undergraduate students admitted to the BCom degree program at Smith. Students entering the third-year of the Smith BCom program are eligible to apply through an internal application process at Queen’s. 

Commerce

Smith’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members, and highly effective managers. Personalize your degree by taking advantage of numerous opportunities available to you in this program — the Certificate in Social Impact, study abroad options, and positions in ComSoc, the largest undergraduate business society in Canada.

A key feature of Smith Commerce is the international exchange semester option in years three or four. Living and studying in another country broadens your perspective and develops a global network of contacts. It enhances your career opportunities and appeals to employers. Smith’s exchange partners are carefully selected for the high quality of education and student experience they deliver.

Juris Doctor

The Faculty of Law's renowned JD program provides students the educational foundation to practice law in all common-law jurisdictions in Canada and around the world, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary combined degree opportunities, and diverse curricular offerings in high-interest practice areas, including business, constitutional, public, criminal, and international law.

Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Queen’s Law experience through Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in England, a variety of international exchange programs, sought-after internships, Indigenous on the land learning, and front-line community justice through five pro bono legal clinics. The JD program supports practice readiness, with over 95 percent of graduates finding placements in the months following graduation.

Queen’s Law is dedicated to the principles of EDII and the importance of reconciliation and restorative justice, which informs curriculum development and supports pathways to legal education to ensure individuals from culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds can thrive.

Digital Product Management

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Today, every business must be a digital business. Products and services, operations, and innovation are being transformed by digital capabilities. Digital transformation engages business processes and technological implementation. Skilled leaders are needed to ensure success.

This cross-disciplinary degree is built for these changemakers. It provides the skills and knowledge to effectively manage digitalization initiatives – whether in work productivity, automation, micro-learning, or personalized customer experiences, and more. The program covers all stages of the digital product management lifecycle. Students learn how to apply human-centered approaches, use low-code tools to build solutions, and apply modern management practices to lead change and drive real business results.

This innovative 12-month program—offered for the first time in September 2022—leverages the renowned expertise of Smith School of Business and Queen’s School of Computing for a uniquely comprehensive educational experience. Developed in consultation with digital transformation leaders in academia, business, government, and the technology sector. It is the first program of its kind in Canada.

The program will provide:

  • A cross-disciplinary curriculum that synthesizes best practices from business and technology, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding to effectively manage the lifecycle of digital products and services;
  • Two consecutive learning streams, comprising academic thought leadership and experiential application;
  • A nine-month practicum in which student teams discover, design, build, and implement a digital solution for a real client, supported by faculty and a dedicated industry advisor;
  • A low-code development approach, allowing you to apply specialized knowledge without extensive technological training; 
  • Instruction by internationally renowned faculty from Smith School of Business and Queen’s School of Computing who offer a rich range of academic and industry expertise;
  • Virtual learning sessions delivered on evenings and weekends, allowing you to study while you work;
  • Personal development workshops and career advancement days;
  • SmithEdge, a set of personal capabilities that prepare you to thrive in today’s business environment; and
  • Access to job opportunities through Smith’s Career Advancement Centre.

Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • online

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) will distinguish you from your colleagues and give you a boost to get to the next stage of your career. This program is built for professionals in the natural resource industry who want to take on a leadership role or are currently in one. MEERL combines challenges related to the mineral and energy sectors into one program, allowing you to learn from parallel industries and fellow students.

Education

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • graduate diploma
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Consecutive Education

Our on-campus Consecutive Education program is for those who are interested in becoming educators or working in the field as educators. The Bachelor of Education program provides university graduates with a second bachelor’s degree. The Consecutive Education program is completed in four successive terms, starting in May and ending in August the following year, which enables our graduates to be out in the job market by September. Candidates chose a teaching division: Primary-Junior (K – Grade 6) or Intermediate-Senior (Grades 7 -12).

Graduate Diploma in Education

Our fully online, part-time Graduate Diploma in Education program is designed for educators and other professionals who want to take their career to the next level. Students have the unique opportunity to focus their graduate learning in a chosen concentration of study and apply that learning to solve problems of practice and effect change in their professional context. Consisting of only five online courses, this program is an excellent way to begin your online graduate studies experience and earn a graduate diploma. Should you decide to continue on after you finish the Graduate Diploma, take an additional five courses to earn a Professional Master of Education degree as well.

Professional Master of Education 

Our fully online, part-time Professional Master of Education program is designed for educators and other professionals who want to take their career to the next level by exploring educational theory in relation to their practice and the broader field of education. The program provides students with the unique opportunity to focus their graduate learning in a chosen concentration of study, apply that learning to solve problems of practice and effect change in their professional context, and broaden their understanding of enduring, contemporary, and emerging educational theories, approaches, and mindsets in relation to diverse professional contexts. The program consists of 10 graduate courses - five required and five elective.

Master of Education 

Working with our outstanding researchers and experts in education, you will develop innovative research, writing, teaching and leadership skills. Our on-campus Master of Education program gives you the flexibility to choose your research focus. We offer a diverse range of courses and, as a researcher in our community, you will have opportunities to engage in outreach initiatives in the community and in local, national, and international partnerships. Research with us!

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Join our inclusive research community of education experts. Our PhD program works on a mentorship model where new scholars work closely with established experts and collaborative research groups. Coursework is completed under the supervision of leading experts across the education spectrum. Our PhD graduates contribute innovative work transforming theory, policy and practice. We offer competitive funding packages and opportunities for our PhD students to be teaching or research fellows, as well as research or teaching assistants.

Employment Relations

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

The world of work is changing. Rapid technological change has led to unprecedented challenges. But while technology may have accelerated the economy, it will always be people who keep it running. Employment Relations focuses on the complex relationships between people - the employees and employers who keep the world of work running - and the laws and government policies that ensure an equitable and inclusive workplace. Because an equitable and inclusive workplace isn’t just about creating a more productive economy, it’s about sustaining happy and healthy people. 

For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.

English

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

When you study English at Queen’s, you’ll learn to read perceptively, analyze clearly, and above all, communicate effectively. Students take courses that involve a wide range of critical methodologies, historical periods, and literary genres. The department’s vibrant intellectual community is developed and sustained by the synergies between the knowledge and passion of our distinguished faculty and the ideas and inspirations of our outstanding students.

Enterprise Sales

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Smith School of Business has partnered with edX to offer the Professional Certificate in Enterprise Sales.

Selling is one of the most crucial and oldest professions and is an extremely marketable skill for most consulting, technology, management, and executive positions. In this program, you will have the opportunity to learn, review, and critique the sales process through the use of role playing, interviewing, and lectures. This program will take a hands-on, practical approach to help you understand sales strategy and concepts which lead to successful sales careers, from sales reps, sales managers, to enterprise sales executives. Enterprise Sales will prepare you to take the next step in a rewarding career in sales.

This program is designed for:

  • Founders leading sales in your start-up organization.
  • Recent graduates in the early stages looking for that first role in a promising career.
  • Experienced professionals exploring a career change to become a sales professional.

The program consists of three courses:

Enterprise Selling: Learn essential concepts to align marketing and sales strategies, find and qualify customers, and conduct sales conversations.

Strategic Account Management: Learn the sought-after skills required to effectively maintain, retain and grow existing enterprise partnerships and customers.

Sales Enablement & Analytics: Learn how to use data, tools, and technology to drive productivity and set yourself apart as sales leader.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

This pan-university certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity will enable learners to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and to execute intrapreneurial innovation. Bringing together nine Faculties, Schools and Departments, this certificate is open to all Queen’s students regardless of home Faculty. The curriculum touches on marketing and promotion, finance, business planning, digital resource management, design thinking and business communications with time to practice brainstorming, researching, and being a team player and / or a group leader.

For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.

Executive Education

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Queen's Executive Education offers customized development programs, digital learning, and open enrollment courses for a new generation of global leaders. Our unique style of professional development helps organizations, management and leadership to develop their potential, embrace change and improve the lives of us all.

Financial Innovation & Technology

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Technology has undeniably changed how financial markets and institutions function. Every part of the financial value chain is being disrupted by nimble technology-based innovators and changing the skills required to be successful in modern finance. The Master of Financial Innovation & Technology is a 14-month program that addresses the need in the financial sector for leaders with a solid understanding of finance, as well as data science and machine learning. You'll benefit by learning from expert faculty using real world corporate data sets.

Classes are held weekday evenings and during the day on designated weekends. Although this program can be completed while you work, it is considered a full-time program.

The program will provide:

  • A solution to the fast-growing need in the financial sector for leaders with a solid understanding of both finance and data science and machine learning;
  • The knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications;
  • A solid understanding of the current financial technology climate and market trends;
  • The ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely;
  • Training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams;
  • Personal development workshops and career advancement days;
  • SmithEdge — a set of personal capabilities that will prepare you to thrive in today’s business environment;
  • Access to job opportunities through Smith’s Career Advancement Centre

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies in Education

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

French for Professionals

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Designed to provide students with the necessary language skills to effectively work in a bilingual professional environment, the Certificate in French for Professionals will help both new learners and current professionals establish the written and oral communication skills required to meet the specific needs of their workplace. Students will enhance their effective communication skills by applying new vocabulary and expressions in daily interactions, learning how to tailor language for specific business contexts, and constructing documentation necessary for workplace success.

For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.

Global Action and Engagement

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

The Global Action and Engagement (GAEN) certificate is a fully online Queen’s certificate for students seeking to better understand global development issues and contexts. It is for students who wish to prepare for overseas or volunteer community work and who are looking to enhance their skills with a better theoretical understanding of development concepts.

For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.

Global Development Studies

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

With dynamic courses and dedicated instructors, Global Development Studies (DEVS) empowers students to engage the pressing global challenges that define our age. Our unique interdisciplinary program connects big-picture thinking with problem-solving approaches to open a wide range of career choices. Upon completing their DEVS degree, our students have gained the specialist knowledge and tangible skills they need to realize their commitment to making the world a better place.

Health Sciences

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

The Bachelor of Health Sciences Program was designed to prepare our students for a variety of health-related careers. In order to ensure this, we balance the biomedical and social science aspects of human health, and focus on the application of this content and the development of practical competencies. In both the on-campus and online programs, courses are designed to make sure our students are thinking about the material being presented in modules and extending it to real-life scenarios, either through in-person classroom sessions or online discussions and assessments.

History

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

The Department of History at Queen’s offers a challenging and innovative program in established and new fields of historical inquiry, spanning from the pre-modern past to the contemporary era and geographically circling the globe. Consider a degree in History for all it has to offer: well-developed skills in critical reading, writing, and research and, perhaps even more importantly, engagement with oneself and the world we all inhabit. We are a mid-sized university and department and are, therefore, able to create for our students a rich, supportive learning community.

Immigration and Citizenship Law

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma

Location

  • online

The Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law (GDipICL), the only English-language program of its kind in Canada, prepares students for high-demand roles in Canada's thriving immigration sector. Students learn from experts in the field in an inclusive and engaging online learning environment.

The program is comprised of nine bespoke courses that cover critical areas of the immigration and citizenship landscape, from ethics and practice management to economic immigration and equip students with the professional skills required to be successful. In this program, students will build critical skills and real-world competencies to support their entry into regulated immigration consulting as well as a wide-array of professional roles in Canada's immigration ecosystem.

Labour Relations Fundamentals

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

This Queen's IRC Professional Development Certificate is designed to propel working practitioners to new heights. Grounded in adult learning principles and the latest practitioner-focused research, Labour Relations Fundamentals provides crucial training in an array of topics in the field. We highly recommend this certificate to anyone working in Labour Relations and Human Resources, or related fields, who wishes to accelerate their career and gain practical tool kits and frameworks to improve their workplace. 

Certificates require a minimum of 12 credits, including a core program that differs for each Certificate. The design of our Certificates is based on our extensive knowledge of the field and tested through ongoing consultation with seasoned practitioners in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum reflects the range of skills HR, LR & OD practitioners require to thrive, whether from management or among the union ranks.

Labour Relations Certificate Core Course Requirements:

- Labour Relations Foundations (5 credits)

Liberal Studies

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • online

Explore how the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences have shaped much of our daily lives. Through online courses you will investigate four modes of critical thought: scientific inquiry and reasoning, insights into contemporary society and culture, critical perspectives on history, and academic writing. This general BA degree program will help you develop adaptable skills for any career path, life activity, or further education.

Life Sciences

Degrees & Certifications

  • bachelor's / undergraduate program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

The hallmark of the Life Sciences program is a unique blend of disciplines represented by basic and clinical biomedical science departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences. These departments include Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Public Health Sciences, and Pathology and Molecular Medicine, in collaboration with the Cancer Research Institute, the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, the Cardiac, Circulation and Respiratory Group, and the Research Group in Reproduction and Development.

The subjects that fall under the umbrella of the Life Sciences program include traditional biomedical disciplines devoted to the anatomical, biochemical, epidemiological, immunological, microbiological, pathological, pharmacological, and physiological sciences. In addition, there are Sub-plans dedicated to contemporary trans-disciplinary themes in the cardiovascular and respiratory sciences, drug development and human toxicology, cancer biology and genetics, and neuroscience.

Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

The Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy program complements our Advanced HR program, augmenting the core competencies of HR professionals with business acumen and skills that will both engage senior teams and earn executive-level sponsorship and support.

Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Smith's Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship degree is a 12-month, full-time program offered in partnership with Queen’s Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science and can be completed from anywhere in Canada. The MMIE is specifically designed for those who will start, grow or drive new ventures whether in a startup or inside a corporation: entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, adventurers and social innovators. Special skills, strategies and strengths are needed to turn an idea into a viable and thriving business. The Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship equips you for that success.

The program combines three intense residential boot camps at Smith School of Business in Kingston with an experiential, goal-driven project supported by an advisor throughout the year. This is a 'learn by doing' program with self-directed courses, workshops, guest speakers and real innovation projects being launched. There are two program formats: immersed on campus in student life or anywhere in the world, depending on the type of project you are launching.

This program is for:

  • Entrepreneurs looking to commercialize an innovative product or service idea or to scale up to the next stage of success
  • Corporate Innovators and Intrapreneurs working in new venture or innovation roles within an enterprise
  • Adventurers whose passion is to join a startup or scale-up venture and help drive acceleration
  • Social Innovators seeking to solve community challenges through a new initiative or solution

Mastering Fact-Finding & Investigation

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

According to research conducted by Queen’s IRC, today’s labour relations practitioners are spending an increasing amount of time - up to 25 percent of their efforts - conducting formal and informal investigations of workplace complaints. The complaints may relate to harassment, conflicts of interest, discrimination, whistle blowing, or many other difficult types of cases, and are partly a response to tougher human rights and occupational health and safety laws. But research also shows that many HR managers and LR practitioners, including union representatives, feel they are inadequately prepared for the rigours of investigating complaints. This program gives LR Practitioners hands-on training on how to assemble the facts of a case without worsening the situation.

MBA + Analytics

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

There are 2 options for completing the MBA/MMA double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

Option 2: Completing the MMA first

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Management Analytics

The essential degree for the world of data. Realizing the promise of data analytics requires businesspeople who can find the opportunity in the numbers. Master the essential strategies for applying analytics to business needs and harness the incredible power of data. Understand not only how to use data for business needs, but how to structure and manage complex projects, and lead high-performance teams. Smart use of data can unleash potential, generate competitive advantage, improve customer experience, identify risk, and much more. But realizing the promise of data analytics requires businesspeople who can find the opportunity in the numbers.

The Master of Management Analytics from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is the essential training for these careers. Available in person (downtown Toronto) or via blended learning.

MBA + Artificial Intelligence

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MMAI double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first

Option 2: Completing the MMAI first (recommended)

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MMAI concurrently

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence

The potential of artificial intelligence is extraordinary. The power to transform operations, customer experiences, and product and service design is exponential. These opportunities cut across every sector. Harnessing AI’s potential for competitive performance requires a new type of professional. One who not only understands the capacity of the science but has the expertise to apply it to organizational needs and strategies, and who can navigate the ethical, economic and societal implications. 

Beginning each year in August, Smith's Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job. The program will provide a strong understanding of the technical principles of AI and modern methods for data search and retrieval, and how to practically apply them to real world problems; a command of best practices in identifying opportunities for and applying AI; an expertise in the business practices required to effectively use AI and machine learning; an awareness and engagement in the ethical, economic, and societal impacts of computers exhibiting intelligent behavior; the enhancement of skills for communicating complex problems and AI solutions to wide audiences in an organization; and training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams.

MBA + Digital Product Management

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • online

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MDPM double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

Option 2: Completing the MDPM first

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MDPM concurrently

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Digital Product Management

Today, every business must be a digital business. Products and services, operations, and innovation are being transformed by digital capabilities. Digital transformation engages business processes and technological implementation. Skilled leaders are needed to ensure success.

This cross-disciplinary degree is built for these changemakers. It provides the skills and knowledge to effectively manage digitalization initiatives – whether in work productivity, automation, micro-learning, or personalized customer experiences, and more. The program covers all stages of the digital product management lifecycle. Students learn how to apply human-centered approaches, use low-code tools to build solutions, and apply modern management practices to lead change and drive real business results.

This innovative 12-month program—offered for the first time in September 2022—leverages the renowned expertise of Smith School of Business and Queen’s School of Computing for a uniquely comprehensive educational experience. Developed in consultation with digital transformation leaders in academia, business, government, and the technology sector, it is the first program of its kind in Canada.

MBA + Finance

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MFin double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

Option 2: Completing the MFin first

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MFin concurrently

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Master of Finance - Toronto

Smith's Master of Finance allows you to earn a world-class degree in just 12 months without leaving your current job. Beginning each year in June, classes are held one evening per week, and one day on alternate weekends. Although this program can be completed while you work, it is considered a full-time program.

The program will provide a deeper and broader understanding of finance; the knowledge and tools to move immediately from theory to real-world applications; a solid understanding of the current financial climate and market trends; the ability to communicate ideas and information accurately and concisely; training in creating and maintaining high performance work teams; personal development workshops and career advancement days; access to SmithEdge – a set of personal capabilities that will prepare you to thrive in today’s business environment, and access to job opportunities through Smith’s Career Advancement Centre.

MBA + Healthcare Quality

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

This combined program is designed to develop healthcare providers and healthcare administrators who have a deeper understanding of the business of healthcare and to provide innovative solutions to the challenges that will face healthcare in the foreseeable future. This is the only program of its kind in the world, offered by Smith School of Business in conjunction with the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences. Students will be enrolled in the MBA program from January until December, and the MScHQ program from May to April, for a total of 16 months. Convocation for both programs will occur in spring.

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

Healthcare Quality

The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) degree will prepare professionals for practice, research and education in the area of health quality, risk and safety. Students pursuing the dual-degree option in combination with the MBA take four (4) out of the required eight (8) MScHQ courses and apply MBA credits to fulfill the remaining requirements. The MScHQ program combines on campus intensive weeks (summer) and online evening seminars.

Unparalleled in its scope, the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ), the first of its kind, addresses the growing need for interactions across disciplines, professions and communities. Join us on the forefront of improving health quality, risk, and safety in Canada and worldwide.

MBA + Law

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • juris doctor
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • hybrid / blended
  • online
  • Bader College, UK Campus

This four-year combined program capitalizes on the strength of the internationally acclaimed, intensive 12-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by Smith School of Business and the rich program in business law offered by Queen’s Law. Queen’s J.D. and MBA degrees will be conferred at the completion of the Combined Program after all requirements for both degrees have been completed.

Options for early completion of the program in three-and-a-half years are available. Through the Bader College option, students earn nine upper-year credits in the International Business Law Program at the Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England, and six credits earned in the MBA program may be transferred to the JD degree. An on-campus early completion option in three-and-a-half years, which permits students to apply 12 transfer credits from the MBA program toward completion of the JD degree at Queen’s. 

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are five double degree options to choose from. 

Juris Doctor

The Faculty of Law's renowned JD program provides students the educational foundation to practice law in all common-law jurisdictions in Canada and around the world, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary combined degree opportunities, and diverse curricular offerings in high-interest practice areas, including business, constitutional, public, criminal, and international law.

Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Queen’s Law experience through Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in England, a variety of international exchange programs, sought-after internships, Indigenous on the land learning, and front-line community justice through five pro bono legal clinics. The JD program supports practice readiness, with over 95 percent of graduates finding placements in the months following graduation.

Queen’s Law is dedicated to the principles of EDII and the importance of reconciliation and restorative justice, which informs curriculum development and supports pathways to legal education to ensure individuals from culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds can thrive.

MBA / Business Administration

Degrees & Certifications

  • master's program
  • double degree

Location

  • Kingston
  • other
  • hybrid / blended
  • online

Smith School of Business offers four unique ways to earn your MBA degree. In addition to our world-renowned Full-time MBA program, offered at our Kingston campus, we offer three programs that allow managers to study while they work in locations across Canada: the Executive MBA, the Executive MBA Americas (a dual degree program), and the Accelerated MBA for those with an undergrad degree in business.

Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates

Make an impact and fast-track your career. Earn your MBA degree in just 12 months in this accelerated program designed specifically for people with an undergraduate degree in business (or equivalent) and a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Starting in January, with classmates across Canada, you can earn your MBA while you continue to work.

Executive MBA - The National Program

Expand your horizons and career opportunities. Gain outstanding learnings and insights on the cutting edge of business management. Improve your readiness to operate within a global business context. Earn the degree while working and staying in your home city. 

Offered anywhere in Canada, the program has numerous optional features that can be personalized around your individual strengths and aspirations. Designed for working managers and executives, this 16-month program starting in August enables you to earn your MBA while you continue to work.

Executive MBA Americas - a Cornell-Queen's Partnership

The Executive MBA Americas program is the only program of its kind in the world. This 18-month program is available in major cities across North and South America, and is made possible through a partnership between two of North America's premier business schools — Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University in New York.

Graduates of the program earn MBA degrees from both Cornell and Queen’s and are considered to be full-fledged alumni of both schools. Classes are led by outstanding faculty from both schools; the classroom experience is shared by participants from Canada, the USA and Latin America with residential sessions held at both campuses.

Full-time MBA

If you’re looking to advance your career and be leadership ready, this is the MBA for you. The 12-month, Full-time MBA takes a flexible and highly personalized approach that allows you to build the right program for your career goals. The program is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. The Full-time MBA double degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree; there are six double degree options to choose from. 

 

Media Studies

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

This online Certificate in Media Studies offers on-campus or distance 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.

For more information about certificate eligibility and how to apply, visit our webpage.

Mining Engineering

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Undergraduate program: Explore the minerals industry and related environmental and technological fields. You’ll study a wide range of disciplines involved in locating, extracting, refining, and disposing of mineral and metal products and by-products – leading to various dynamic career options in a truly global field. 

Graduate programs: Our students and researchers are critical in moving the mining industry forward to meet the global economy and rapidly evolving technology. Our graduate programs are designed to produce engineers and specialists qualified to assess, design, and operate both underground and open-pit mines; to design and operate complex processing plants; and evaluate and maintain the mechanical equipment used in mining or processing facilities.
Degree Offerings: MEng, MASc, PhD

Online Professional Development Courses: Our self-paced online courses allow you to deeply explore a single topic relevant to today's mining industry over the course of several classes. Ideal for professionals working in, or adjacent to, the mining sector. With our unparalleled access to subject matter experts and industry leaders and significant expertise in online course delivery, our professional development courses are made for the modern mining workforce.  

 

Mining Technologies

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Whether new to the industry or a seasoned professional, the Certificate in Mining Technology can help you hone the competencies you need to succeed in today’s modern mining sector. This 6-course undergraduate program is offered entirely online in an asynchronous format. It is designed for engineers and professionals, science and engineering students, and graduates just entering the mining sector. 

Organization Development Fundamentals

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

This Queen's IRC Professional Development Certificate is designed to propel working practitioners to new heights. Grounded in adult learning principles and the latest practitioner-focused research, Organization Development Fundamentals provides crucial training in an array of topics in the field. We highly recommend this certificate to professionals in mid to upper management roles who wish to accelerate their career and gain practical tool kits and frameworks to improve their workplace. 

Certificates require a minimum of 12 credits, including a core program that differs for each Certificate. The design of our Certificates is based on our extensive knowledge of the field and tested through ongoing consultation with seasoned practitioners in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum reflects the range of skills HR, LR & OD practitioners require to thrive, whether from management or among the union ranks.

Organization Development Fundamentals Certificate Core Course Requirement 

- Organization Development Foundations (3 credits)

Organized Crime Prevention

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Organized crime networks are billion-dollar industries with connections around the globe. Their activities may not be apparent to the general public – but they have a significant impact on the economy, our political environment and our society as a whole. In order to combat these activities, we need to better understand the strategies and signals that these networks employ.

Performance Management

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

Better practice performance management is being forced to adapt and change in a multitude of ways. In this day and age, performance management needs to be flexible and forward-looking, and fundamentally used to integrate and focus the interdependent efforts [the “how”] and outcomes [the “what”] of teams and employees. Our Performance Management program is designed to give participants insights into this contextual reality and perspectives on the key strategies, methods and processes that can be used to meet the emerging needs of a knowledge-based and virtual workforce. This learning experience will also provide participants with the foundation to better position performance management to successfully optimize accountability, quality, productivity, development, and reward and recognition applications. Based on the changing nature of work and job design, our program will also provide participants with insights into emerging and innovative performance management practices with a focus on team, project, and virtual workplace performance.

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management and Innovation

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma

Location

  • other
  • online

The Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation is targeted to enhance the competitiveness and employability of graduate students interested in pursuing careers in pharmaceutical and related health industries. Graduates of this program will possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to make them ideal candidates to enter progressive career positions. The diploma will offer a combination of course work and practical experience to recent graduates in the health and science sectors (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD) from across Canada and internationally.

Principal's Qualification Program

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate - Principal's Qualification Program

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Professional Editing Standards

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Wondering whether you're working to professional editorial standards? Or thinking of taking the Editors Canada's Professional Certification tests and want help preparing?

Identify your strengths and gaps, learn to work to industry standards, and gain foundational knowledge and practice for each of the editing disciplines through our Professional Editing Standards Certificate program.

Psychology

Degrees & Certifications

  • doctoral program
  • bachelor's / undergraduate program
  • master's program

Location

  • Kingston
  • online

Psychology is the study of mental processes and behaviour. Psychologists study relationships between brain function, behaviour, and environment. As a discipline, psychology explores a wide range of topics, including cognition, neuroscience, social influence, mental health, development, relationships, sensation, and perception, as well as the influence of factors such as gender and culture on these areas. Home to 35 labs, psychology students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty researchers to gain valuable research training.

Public Executive

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • online

The Public Executive Program has been developed to address the key leader-manager competencies identified by the Treasury Board of Canada and provincial and municipal public service counterparts. The program provides a unique overview of the frameworks and processes to address policy development, program planning and leadership challenges facing today’s public-sector executives. No other program in Canada provides the same kind of exciting and intensive opportunity to interact with public-sector leaders from a wide variety of jurisdictions across Canada.

In this program you will learn to:

  • Determine the proper scope and limits to government
  • Manage your portfolio ethically, creating a culture of accountability
  • Develop an understanding of the roles of public servants and elected officials in the strategic planning and execution process
  • Demonstrate the importance of ensuring comprehension of the impact of government decisions
  • Understand the power of the media and learn how to manage the message

This program is designed for public-sector managers, directors, and leaders who are looking for fresh perspectives and approaches to policy issues and leadership, in all areas of government, government agencies, and the public service. This program is designated an approved recertification program by the HRPA.

 

Reading and Literacy Studies in Education

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Reading and Literacy

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • graduate diploma

Location

  • online

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries is an online graduate diploma program that supports collaboration between communities and extractive industries. In this program, you will explore the fundamental relationships that develop around the extractive industries, namely the relationships between industry, (Indigenous) communities, government, and the environment. 

Special Education

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Special Education

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Strategic Workforce Planning

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

An aging workforce, increased employee turnover, global workforce opportunities and a wide range of other factors are resulting in a talent shortage for many organizations. It’s clear that new approaches for recruiting, engaging and growing tomorrow’s leaders are needed for long-term growth.
Our Strategic Workforce Planning program gives you the tools to accurately assess your current situation and develop a solid succession plan that takes into account the many economic and demographic influences that can impact your workforce.

Teacher Leadership

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Teacher Leadership

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Teaching English as a Second Language

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Complete Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) 1 to become certified to teach in many markets abroad, or complete TESL 1 and TESL 2 to teach abroad and at home at the post-secondary level.

Our TESL courses will prepare and certify you to teach ESL students around the world. These courses are useful for both beginner and experienced teachers to expand their knowledge and certifications for international or adult English language learners. Courses are taught by professionals at the top of their field. Fully online, the coursework can be done anywhere there is internet access. Each course has a practicum component that can be arranged in your community.

Teaching English Language Learners

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Teaching Mathematics

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Teaching Mathematics

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Technology in Teaching

Degrees & Certifications

  • certificate

Location

  • online

Ontario Post-Grad Certificate in Technology in Teaching

Our Post-Graduate Certificates allow you to enhance your expertise in a specific area of education. Credits from a Post-Graduate Certificate can be used for advanced standing into a Graduate Diploma or Professional Master of Education via our laddered SAGE Graduate Program.

About Ontario Post-Graduate Certificates in Education

Each post-graduate certificate program consists of 5* AQ / ABQ courses (4 required and 1 elective) accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each certificate focuses on an area of education that's relevant to Ontario teachers. Our courses reflect Ontario Ministry of Education policies, OCT regulations, and current research-driven theory and are written and taught by highly experienced educators from across the province.

Water and Human Health

Degrees & Certifications

  • graduate diploma

Location

  • online

The Graduate Diploma in Water and Human Health, hosted by the Beaty Water Research Centre, is designed to give recent graduates and professionals an enhanced understanding of the role of water in driving health outcomes and ultimately the sustainability of populations and communities.

Workplace Restoration

Degrees & Certifications

  • micro-credential
  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • Kingston
  • Toronto
  • other
  • online

The Workplace Restoration program uses simulation exercises, case studies and facilitated discussions to help you identify, monitor and address these situations. This program is critical for organizations experiencing disruption in workplace relations, such as prolonged conflict or bullying, increasing harassment or grievance claims, leadership issues, strikes, investigations, mergers and acquisitions, terminations or significant organizational changes.

Workplace Training and Development

Degrees & Certifications

  • executive education / professional development
  • certificate

Location

  • online

Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Designed to help bring education to areas outside of the traditional K-12 classroom, this certificate program will help you get a better understanding of pedagogy, training methods and teaching adult learners in a variety of fields.

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Arts and Science Art Conservation & Art History

The Art History program offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. Art History courses offer students a unique opportunity to develop the essential skill of visual literacy -- learning to look carefully and think critically about the visual images and material objects that surround us. Encompassing global art traditions from prehistory to the present, courses introduce students to a range of interdisciplinary methods, topics, and media. We explore how visual and material culture shapes human society across time and around the world. Queen's Art History students can take advantage of experiential learning opportunities in Venice (Venice Summer School/Venice and Its Biennale) and at Bader College, our 15th-century castle in England, in addition to internships for course credit at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on campus and in other museums across Canada. Research opportunities abound at Queen's which is home to the magnificent Bader Collection of European art as well as collections of contemporary, Indigenous, African, and Canadian art. Through field trips, internships, and other activities in and out of the classroom, students gain first-hand experience in analyzing and interpreting works of art and architecture in preparation for careers in museums and archives, academic institutions, heritage preservation and tourism, journalism, art business, art law, and cultural policy.

The Art Conservation program is offered at the graduate level only. It is the only Master of Art Conservation program in Canada. Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field that involves the examination, interpretation, analysis, and treatment of cultural, historical, and artistic objects. Professional conservators rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and the sciences in order to understand the creation and production of material culture in the past and present and to ensure its preservation for future generations.

Arts and Science, Health Sciences, Law Bader College

Bader College is Queen's University's international castle campus located at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, United Kingston. With first-year and upper-year study abroad opportunities, students have an unmatched learning experience that prioritizes experiential learning in an intimate classroom setting while living in an engaging, vibrant community. 

Bader College is the only program in Canada where students can spend their first year of university studies abroad at a 15th-century castle in the UK. In your first year, small class sizes and active learning in and out of the classroom with subject specialists allow you to develop a solid academic foundation that will support your future studies. Upon completing your first year at Bader College, you will finish the remainder of your studies at Queen's University in Kingston, ON. 

Our upper-year study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity to expand your global experience in a hands-on learning environment while exploring England and beyond - all while earning Queen's credits! Spend a fall, winter, or summer semester at Bader College and take your studies outside the classroom with our multi-day, mid-term trips to places like Paris, France, London, England, or Geneva, Switzerland. 

Bader College offers first-year studies in Arts, Science, Health Sciences, and Concurrent Education. 

Upper-year programs include a health sciences study abroad option and specialized programs such as International Law & Politics and Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability.  

Arts and Science Biology

Queen's Biology students have the opportunity to explore the full breadth of biology: the inner workings of cells; the integrative biology of organisms; the interactions between organisms in ecological communities; and the central roles of genetics and evolution in shaping the diversity of life. Hands-on laboratory exercises, field courses offered locally at our renowned Queen’s University Biological Station and around the world, and independent research opportunities in professors’ laboratories on selected topics are hallmarks of a Degree Plan in Biology. The mission of Queen’s Biology is to prepare graduating students to be engaged, independent, and critically thinking citizens, well-prepared for further study and with a variety of career options.

Engineering and Applied Science Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering is dedicated to achieving the highest standard of research and teaching. Our undergraduate programs are among the first Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry programs in North America. Both programs were established over 100 years ago, with our graduate programs following shortly after. 

We provide our students with a broad, interactive, and diverse educational experience. We foster an innovative learning environment with outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art research labs, high-quality and well-maintained equipment, and ongoing technical support staff. 

Arts and Science Chemistry

As one of the top chemistry teaching and research departments in Canada, we offer a stimulating learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Queen’s Chemistry programs have rich practical laboratory components, where you will put into practice key concepts learned from your lectures. In upper years, you can specialize in one or more of the fundamental branches of chemistry – analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and theoretical – or explore new applications such as environmental, materials, biological, computational, or polymer chemistry.

Engineering and Applied Science Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a rewarding career in the dynamic profession of civil engineering. Our faculty, research and teaching staff are comprised of some of the finest minds in the fields of civil and environmental engineering. They welcome questions and collaborations with our students. Along with our students from around the world and our professional administrative staff, they work together to create an energetic and creative department.

Arts and Science Classics

Classics refers to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds. Multi-disciplinary in approach, it involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama, and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine. At Queen’s, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest techniques by participating in one of two archaeological excavations supervised by our own faculty, or through a variety of projects and assignments.  

Smith School of Business Commerce

For a career in business, you want the best start possible. That’s the Bachelor of Commerce at Smith. Attain a deep understanding of business strategies and concepts, including innovations that are changing the nature of work now and for the future. We’ll foster your unique capacity for leadership, collaboration, cultural dynamics, personal presentation and communication. It will challenge, engage and prepare you for the future.

Smith also offers a Certificate in Business which can be taken while pursuing a non-business undergraduate degree. It expands horizons and career options by providing the fundamentals of business management.

Arts and Science Computing

The School of Computing offers many broad, flexible Plans, each providing you with a solid foundation in the science and principles of computing. Theory and application are balanced as you put your knowledge to work under the guidance of award-winning researchers. Choose from a Computing-specialist Plan (Computer Science, Software Design), a multi-disciplinary Plan (Biomedical ComputingCognitive Science, Computing and the Creative Arts, Computing and Mathematics), or design your own program by incorporating a Major or Minor Plan in Computing with another Plan in the Creative Arts, Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences, or Natural and Physical Sciences.

Education Continuing Teacher Education

As part of the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, the Continuing Teacher Education Office is made up of a diverse group of passionate educators, customer service professionals, multimedia experts, and information technology specialists who work together to provide you with the best professional development experience possible.

Guided by experienced and specialized instructors, our AQ, ABQ and Post-Graduate Certificates in Education are written and designed to offer a positive learning experience that is collaborative and practical.

Arts and Science Drama & Music

The Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University strives to earn its reputation as one of the world's preeminent centres for the study and creation of drama, music and music theatre. We offer a range of undergraduate, graduate, and community outreach programs, including both practice and theory, and both the traditional and the innovative. In principle, the Dan School embraces all the many disciplines that collaborate to realize the professional performing arts. While studies and research in drama and music have comprehensive representation within the Dan School, the intersection of these two disciplines is given particular focus in the area of music theatre where there are opportunities for research, creation, and performance in repertoire ranging from opera to Broadway.

Arts and Science Economics

The Economics Department at Queen's has a long tradition as one of Canada's leading teaching and research centres in economics. The undergraduate programs we offer promote a comprehensive investigation of many aspects of the subject, with an emphasis on contemporary analytical principles and methods. Those who pursue a concentration in economics or applied economics will take courses in advanced economic analysis, statistical techniques, the historical background of today's economies, and the application of economic theory to public finance, international relations, natural resources and the environment, business cycles, labour markets, and the economic systems of other countries. Economics students at Queen's acquire a diverse portfolio of analytical, quantitative, computational, and communications skills that provide excellent preparation for a wide range of post-graduation education and career opportunities. Our recent graduates have pursued graduate studies in economics and professional programs such as finance, business administration, public administration, law, industrial relations, information technology, and resource management, and they have embarked on careers in the private sector, with non-governmental organizations and with the public sector in key positions of responsibility at all three levels of government.  

Engineering and Applied Science Electrical and Computer Engineering

We are passionate about working, teaching, and researching in one of the most dynamic and relevant fields of study today. Recognized nationally and internationally, the team at Queen’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department prides itself on the excellence of both our teaching and our research, as well as the strong connection we have with our students. We set our students up for success with a direct and personal educational experience.

Arts and Science Employment Relations

The study of employment relations has a long tradition at Queen’s, with several programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels providing a broad foundation in the field, including labour-management relations, labour and employment law, conflict management and negotiations, economics, human resources management, organizational behaviour, and labour policy.

Arts and Science English

The Department of English offers a comprehensive undergraduate program that exposes students to English literatures from a large range of communities, historical periods, and geographical regions. All three English Plans (Major, Joint Honours, Minor) attempt to balance the study of canonical writers, literary forms, and traditions with the study of previously marginalized or unknown writing. The program fosters cross-cultural and historical literacies by encouraging students to engage with literatures from diverse histories and traditions through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Arts and Science Environmental Studies

In the School of Environmental Studies, you will acquire an appreciation of the scope and complexity of environmental systems, the ability to deal with the socio-economic dimensions of an issue, and the fundamental knowledge to adapt to changes in the future. Students will study environmental systems from both the perspective of the natural and physical sciences, while recognizing the human and cultural dimensions of the issues.

Smith School of Business Executive Education

Queen's Executive Education offers customized development programs, digital learning, and open enrollment courses, for a new generation of global leaders. Our unique style of professional development helps organizations, management and leadership to develop their potential, embrace change and improve the lives of us all.

Faculty of Arts and Science

Where exceptional students learn to analyze and think critically, communicate and debate, interpret and judge independently – skills that are sought after by postgraduate programs, professional schools, and employers.

Education Faculty of Education

At the Faculty of Education, Queen's University, our undergraduate and graduate students explore and examine teaching and learning from a variety of perspectives across diverse contexts. Our inclusive community, along with our international connections, provides students with exciting cross-cultural learning opportunities. Our graduates are ready to integrate theoretical, practical, and experiential knowledge in the understanding and resolution of professional issues. We see the beginning teacher as an active agent in the development of a socially inclusive pedagogy aimed at social justice. In our vision, the critically reflective teacher asks questions that go beyond the immediate pressures of daily practice and has the disposition to work in collaboration with other members of the profession and with all those involved in the education and development of learners.

The Faculty of Education also includes:

  • Continuing Teacher Education - Guided by experienced and specialized instructors, our AQ, ABQ and Post-Graduate Certificates in Education are written and designed to offer a positive learning experience that is collaborative and practical.
  • Professional Studies - Whether you are looking to build the foundation for new employment opportunities, seeking career advancement, or wanting to pursue a passion, Professional Studies at Queen’s University can help you reach your full potential.
  • School of English - Learn English in Canada - For 80 years the Queen’s School of English has provided outstanding student support, cutting-edge curriculum, exceptional instruction, and a vibrant student life program. Queen's University is only steps from the beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront and Kingston's vibrant downtown area.

Engineering and Applied Science Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Since 1894, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has been providing the best engineering education Canada has to offer, preparing students for leadership in a global society with top-quality, technically rigorous engineering programs.

Queen's Engineering boasts a diverse and vibrant community of approximately 4,600 high-calibre undergraduate students from Canada and abroad. Graduates leave Queen's with an outstanding, committed alumni network that will sustain them throughout their careers.

In an atmosphere of collaboration, Queen’s engineers take pride in a tradition of achievement in academic and extracurricular pursuits that have an impact on the world.

Health Sciences Faculty of Health Sciences

Queen’s Health Sciences has been a global leader in health sciences education and research for more than 150 years. As the hub for an interconnected academic health sciences network in Eastern Ontario, it is a leading force in preparing the next generation of health scientists, partnering to improve health in local and regional communities and driving world-renowned research that asks and answers the most pressing questions in health sciences.

Law Faculty of Law

Developing outstanding legal professionals with a global perspective and advancing the understanding and development of the law through dedicated, innovative teaching and scholarship, within a proud tradition of community, collegiality, and service.

The Faculty of Law's renowned JD program provides students the educational foundation to practice law in all common-law jurisdictions in Canada and around the world, as well as exciting cross-disciplinary combined degree opportunities, and diverse curricular offerings in high-interest practice areas, including business, constitutional, public, criminal, and international law.

Arts and Science Film and Media

In the Film and Media Department at Queen’s, you will examine modern forms of film, video, television, and emerging varieties of digital culture. You will study the forces that have shaped film and media communication, explore the history and theory of film production, and engage directly in the production of film and video. For students interested in collaboration between the fields of drama and film, there is a Specialization Plan in Media & Performance Production.

Arts and Science Fine Art

Queen’s Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Art) Program is a small visual art program admitting 30 students per year. The intensive studio training, taught by instructors that are active in their field, alongside visiting artists from across the country and internationally, is complemented by lecture and seminar courses in Art History. The small class sizes and high professor-to-student ratios create an interactive learning environment focusing on three main areas of fine art: painting, printmaking and sculpture/new media. The Fine Art (Visual Art) Program is well equipped with studios and workshops that create an atmosphere where learning and research can flourish. Optional field trips are made to exhibitions and workshops, including annual trips to New York.

Arts and Science French Studies

At Queen’s you can choose from a variety of courses dealing with oral and written French, literature and culture of France, Quebec and francophone countries, linguistics, and business French. You will have opportunities to study or work in a francophone context either in Quebec or Europe, through academic exchanges or work/study programs.

Arts and Science Gender Studies

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s is distinguished by the centrality of the study of race and colonialisms across all its courses, and by a focus on how to apply knowledge within work for social change. Our curriculum is organized around six key themes: feminist, queer, trans, anti-racist, Indigenous, and postcolonial theories and methodologies; activism and social justice; political economy; representation, art, literature, and creative work; and oral histories and community memories.

Arts and Science Geography and Planning

The Department of Geography and Planning is an integrated department that studies the earth's places, societies, environments and landscapes. The Department is unique in bridging the social sciences and humanities (i.e., human geography) and planning with physical geography. Geography and Planning puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognizing the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes, and environments across the world, and the links between them. In physical geography we study natural processes, their interactions, and both naturally and human-generated environmental issues. In the social sciences we study a variety of social problems, with a special focus on the uneven distribution of resources and services at scales from the local to the global. In humanities research we explore how human beings have made, and continue to make, the places (physical, social and metaphorical) in which they live. In all these areas, Queen’s Geography and Planning has scholars and teachers of international repute who are dedicated to making a dynamic and innovative research and teaching environment and a warm and supportive interpersonal environment for our students and faculty.

Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Geoscientists are the interpreters of our natural world. They bring methods such as geophysics, geochemistry, geobiology, and field geology together to understand the modern and ancient Earth. Clues concealed in rocks and fossils, minerals and fluids, mountains and sediments, glaciers and volcanoes are marshaled to understand and explain the Earth system at all scales. Managing water, mineral, and energy resources, developing sustainable strategies for industrial growth, and coping with natural and anthropogenic hazards facing increasing global populations, including climate change, all depend on a deep understanding of natural processes. Our graduates study the Earth in this context, with careers in diverse fields including, but not limited to, research, mineral and oil exploration, policy analysis, environmental science, and resource management. The programs offered by this Department focus on the whole planet and global processes as a dynamic and integrated system.

Arts and Science Global Development Studies

Global Development Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that empowers students to better understand and shape the driving forces of change in our interconnected world. To open up a wide range of career choices and options for further study in Canada and internationally, the program connects big-picture analysis with problem-solving approaches based on deep empirical knowledge. This unique combination gives students skill sets that help them realize their commitment to making the world a better place. Through careful analysis of contemporary challenges in the fields of poverty and livelihoods, cross-cultural communication, environmental sustainability, human rights, and indigenous studies, we help students appreciate development as a relationship rather than as a characteristic of particular places and people.

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Smith School of Business Graduate Studies at Smith School of Business

In addition to its four unique MBA programs, Smith School of Business offers many other graduate programs in specific areas of expertise including analytics, finance, international business, entrepreneurship and innovation, and accounting. And if your interest lies in research, our MSc and PhD programs will develop critical thinking and research skills within your area of interest.

Arts and Science History

The History Department offers a wide range of courses that span from the pre-modern past to the contemporary era. Geographically, History courses circle the globe and draw from the histories of Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. Thematically the curriculum builds on a number of disciplinary vantage points, including cultural, economic, environmental, gender, global and transnational, Indigenous, intellectual, labour, legal, political, and religious history. Apart from the core curriculum, students have the opportunity to undertake a variety of independent research, community projects, experiential learning, and internship opportunities. The focus on humanistic education and the emphasis on analysis, critical thinking, research, communication, and writing skills prepare history students for careers in law, education, public policy, business, museum and archives, publishing, research, and media.

Arts and Science Industrial Relations Centre

Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) is a leading provider of premium professional development programs in labour relations, human resources and organization development. IRC programs are designed for busy practitioners, delivered by subject matter experts, and grounded in adult learning principles.

As a result of continuous practitioner-focused research and more than 80 years of experience, we have identified the core competencies every organization development, human resources, and labour relations practitioner needs to be successful. Each of our programs focuses on one of these essential skills.

International Programs Office

The IPO coordinates exchanges and study abroad experiences predominantly for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The IPO also coordinates the Senate-approved International Studies Certificate.

Arts and Science Jewish Studies

Jewish civilization has a recorded global history of 4,000 years. Drawing from texts spanning from the Hebrew Scriptures to post-modern writing, the study of the Jewish diasporas in their transnational historical and cultural contexts provides students with insight into the complexities of global culture, identity, religion, and politics. All Jewish Studies courses are offered in the History Department.

Arts and Science, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Kinesiology and Health Studies

The Kinesiology Specialization Plan is a multi-disciplinary, science-based program that focuses on human movement in the applied exercise-science fields of study such as biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, and physical activity epidemiology. While the Plan is primarily science-based, students also learn about human movement in the context of exercise and sport psychology, health promotion, and the socio-cultural aspects of physical activity. The B.Sc.(Hons.) Kinesiology Plan has been designed to meet the minimum accreditation standards for Kinesiology programs accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA). Admission to the Kinesiology Specialization Plan, leading to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, is by direct-entry from high school.

The Health Studies Plan is a social science concentration that addresses subject areas bearing on human health.  For the public health care system in Canada to function effectively both the social and physical determinants of health at the individual and societal level need to be understood in the context of health education, health policy, community health, and epidemiology. The core competencies of the Plan include health processes (e.g., implementation of programs and policies), health content (e.g., nutrition, sexuality), and supporting knowledge and concepts fundamental to the evaluation of health (e.g., behaviour, lifestyle choices). Major, Joint Honours and Minor/General Plans in Health Studies are all available, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, with admission based on first-year standing and grade in the foundational social determinants of health course (HLTH 101).

Arts and Science Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is a multidisciplinary unit that offers students the opportunity to learn languages, develop an understanding of literary and cultural traditions, and pursue studies in the field of Linguistics. The Department offers language courses in Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Mohawk, Oneida, Portuguese and Spanish, Degree Plans in: German Studies; Hispanic Studies; Indigenous Studies; Italian; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Linguistics, Spanish and Latin American Studies; and World Language Studies, and a Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures.  Learning a language prepares students to travel, live, or work internationally and makes them more linguistically competent in Canada’s multicultural environment. The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures also offers over 50 courses in English on various cultural and literary topics. These are open to non-LLCU students and can be taken as electives. A degree focusing on languages, literatures, and cultures, or focusing on Linguistics, provides students with valuable transferable skills that are increasingly important in our global world, especially intercultural competencies which are becoming ever more relevant in today’s global work environment. The Department encourages students in all our disciplines to participate in one of the many international study opportunities supported by Queen's.

Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers degree Plans designed to appeal to a broad range of students, including those interested in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, the physical and the biological sciences, teaching, actuarial studies (science), probability, and statistics. Our instructors include leading researchers and many winners of national and university teaching awards. The Department offers various plans in Mathematics and in Statistics, leading to either a BA, BA (Hons.), BSc or BSc (Hons.) degree. A Plan in Mathematics and Engineering is also offered through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. For full details of this program, see the Calendar of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Engineering and Applied Science Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Queen's Mechanical and Materials Engineering is a leader in project-based, team-oriented, and hands-on learning. With a focus on professional skills development and experiential learning, we pride ourselves on preparing our undergraduate students for success in the broad field of mechanical engineering. Our world-class faculty and facilities allow our graduate students to achieve their full academic and research potential. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged across departments, faculties, and universities.

Engineering and Applied Science Mining

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s has prepared global mining industry leaders for more than 125 years. Today, it is the largest mining department in Canada and among the largest in the world. Consistently ranked in the top 10 worldwide, Queen’s Mining has a reputation for training outstanding graduates and has strong and long-standing connections with the industry. As technology evolves and the global economy changes, our students and researchers play a crucial role in defining state of the art in mining. 

Additionally, a suite of programs offered through Queen's Mining Online cover a broad range of experience levels, from new-to-the-mining-sector to veteran-executive.

Arts and Science Philosophy

Philosophy will help you develop critical reasoning, as well as effective written and oral communication skills. You will be able to read critically so that you can find hidden assumptions, identify core premises, and evaluate arguments. You will study a range of key ideas and look closely at the work of a number of central philosophers from Plato to the present.

Courses become more focused and go into more depth as you move through your upper years of the program. You will be able to choose from a range of types of courses: from historical to contemporary, and from broad, theoretical investigations to more specifically problem-based inquiries.

Our classes create many opportunities for discussion, whether in small break-out groups or in our senior seminars. Students taking our Major or Joint Honours Plans will be well prepared for graduate work in Philosophy or in other professional programs.

Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Through studying Physics at Queen’s, you will be trained in observation and experimentation, in applied mathematics and model building, and will develop the confidence to tackle new and intellectually demanding problems. This will place you at the leading edge of research and development in science and technology. This program deals with the properties of matter and energy, from everyday concepts such as force, heat and electricity, to the abstract ideas of relativity and quantum mechanics. The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy also offers a Specialization Plan in Astrophysics, and jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a Specialization Plan in Mathematical Physics.

Arts and Science Policy Studies

The School of Policy Studies offers a rich and rewarding learning experience that is unsurpassed in Canada and matched only by the best public policy programs in the world.  Through high quality interactive teaching and integrated learning, we enhance leadership in public policy by providing students the inspiration, skills, competencies and connections to become better contributors to the public good.  The MPA curriculum includes core courses in economics, policy analysis, governance, management and quantitative methods.  Through elective courses, students apply their skills to the analysis and resolution of concrete policy and management problems.

Arts and Science Political Studies

The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s offers a full curriculum in all areas of political sciences, designed to take you on different and exciting intellectual journeys. You might explore the foundations of early democratic thought, examine integration in the European Union, study how states make the transition to democracy, analyze sources of conflict and cooperation in the international system, investigate trends in voting behaviour, or explore the impact of welfare reforms on single mothers. You will develop critical thinking and writing skills, which are not only useful for a variety of pursuits after graduation, but crucial for citizenship in a democracy.

Education Professional Studies in Education

Professional Studies at Queen’s University offers professional development courses and programs that will help you succeed in today’s workplace.

From individual courses to certificate programs, our discipline-specific content is written and taught by experts in the field and offered in a flexible, online environment, where you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues while learning real-world skills.

Arts and Science Psychology

In Psychology you will learn about basic processes of cognition and behavioural neuroscience, including the effects of brain damage or drug-induced changes on behaviour, how various neurochemicals affect behaviour, mechanisms of memory, motor control, and how we solve problems. You will also learn about child development, personality differences, how people act in groups or organizations, health-related behaviours, and various aspects of typical and atypical behaviour. Three plans are available that will lead to a BSc (Hons.) degree: the Major (Sciences) in Psychology and two interdisciplinary Plans, the Biology-Psychology Specialization and the Cognitive Science Specialization. Three plans are available that lead to a BA (Hons.): the Major (Arts), Joint Honours (Arts), and Minor (Arts). Students in all Major, Joint Honours, and Specialization Honours plans are required to complete courses in both the social and natural science branches for breadth, as well as core courses in statistics and research design.

Education Queen's School of English

For more than 80 years, the Queen’s School of English (QSOE) has provided outstanding student support, a well-researched curriculum, exceptional instruction, and a vibrant student life program.

Do you want a Canadian cultural experience? Do you need help preparing for an exchange or degree program in English? Whatever your language-learning goal, we have a program for you!

Arts and Science Religious Studies

Religion plays a major role in shaping and influencing various cultures and historical and political movements around the world. Thus, understanding religious traditions and their impact on diverse modern issues is vital preparation for building a career in the global marketplace. Studying religion involves examining the history of religious traditions, comparing the ideas and values of different religious systems, and understanding the place and function of religion in society. Students of Religious Studies investigate why people are religious, where religion comes from, and how it should be defined and understood.

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Offering more than 125 graduate degree programs nd post-doctoral training within 50+ departments and centres of research, the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (SGSPA) helps students set their ideas in motion and create an impact on the world.

Health Sciences School of Medicine

Founded more than 150 years ago, the Queen’s School of Medicine provides a hands‑on MD program in 1 of Canada’s premier centres for medical research and physical training with a rich array of postgraduate programs that emphasize the fundamentals of clinical medicine in the context of ongoing change, innovation and discovery.

Health Sciences School of Nursing

The Queen's School of Nursing has offered nursing programs for 75 years. We pride ourselves on being responsive and maintaining high standards of education and preparing nurses for this ever changing and expanding practice.

Health Sciences School of Rehabilitation Therapy

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University is committed to leading and inspiring positive changes that transform lives through rehabilitation research, education and practice.

Smith School of Business Smith School of Business

Business happens beyond boardrooms, markets, and borders. Cultural shifts, geopolitical changes, technology innovations — it all impacts business. At Smith we anticipate the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare you for it.

Smith’s programs deliver the knowledge, skills and personal development you need to thrive in this ever-changing business world. General management or specialized, professional or research-based, degree or development, full-time or while working, we have a rich portfolio of options.

Arts and Science Sociology

In Queen’s Sociology Department, you will consider theories about how societies are organized and experienced, use social research methods to critically investigate what is happening, and explore areas such as crime, law and deviance, communications and media, gender and race, and culture and consumption. We place a major emphasis on how to study a broad range of social processes, throughout the life course, from global systems to personal life.