Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

Dual Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificate Programs

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Enhance Your Education

Dual Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificate Programs

Dual Degree programs allow Queen’s Commerce, Engineering and Applied Science, and Nursing students to complete an Arts and Science General Degree concurrently as they are working towards the completion of their primary degree in their home Faculty/School. 

Dual Degrees at Queen’s

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The workplace is a competitive landscape but with the ability to add a dual degree or second degree to your resume you will have no worries navigating your way to a great career. Dual Degree programs allow Queen’s Commerce, Engineering and Applied Science, and Nursing students to complete an Arts and Science General Degree concurrently as they are working towards the completion of their primary degree in their home faculty/school.

The Dual Degree and Second Degree programs allow students to complete two degree programs either together or consecutively.

Learn more about Dual and Second Degrees…


Degree + Diploma Programs

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Bachelor of Music Degree (BMus) / Music and Digital Media (MDM) Diploma

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

Learn more about the BMus / MDM program…

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Biotechnology Degree (BScH) plus Advanced Diploma

Biotechnology works with living organisms and other biological systems to help us improve our lives by discovering new drugs, improving crop production, and helping to develop novel forms of sustainable energy. First-year students at Queen’s will have the chance to focus their studies on this exciting and important discipline in a program being offered jointly with St. Lawrence College.

Learn more about the Biotechnology program…

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Geography and Urban and Regional Planning (Accelerated BAH / BScH + MPL)

Combine your undergraduate degree and your master’s degree in this 4+1 option. It’s a fast-track to your profession in urban and regional planning. A competitive advantage for Geography students wanting to work in urban planning, GIS, transportation, environmental studies, social planning, government and consultation. A natural, practical fit.

Geography and Planning degree options…


Graduate Diploma Programs

Graduate Diplomas and Accelerated Paths to Graduate School

Upon graduation, Arts and Science students can continue their studies for a short-time and add a Graduate Diploma in Risk Policy and Regulation, Arts Management, or Business. In less than a semester, students gain a competitive advantage with two credentials on their transcript.

Students with an interest in graduate school or getting a master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, Physics, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Biology or (a unique one to Queen’s) – Geography and Urban and Regional Planning (BAH / BScH + MPL) can start to do so while completing their undergraduate degree.

Learn more: School of Graduate Studies

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Graduate Diploma in Risk Policy and Regulation (RPRD)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

RPRD is a four-month program, unique in Canada. The program is open to students who have already completed a master’s level graduate studies in Economics or Financial Economics. It provides a strong emphasis on regulation, systemic risk, macroeconomics and macroeconomic policies (including macro-prudential policy). The program is both well-suited to those wishing to pursue careers in the public sector and designed to provide a broad perspective for those wishing to pursue careers in the private sector. 

More about the RPRD program…

Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Informatics

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Transforming how health care is approached and delivered through big data is the goal of our four month graduate diploma in Biomedical Informatics. Innovative in design, and offered in partnership by the School of Computing and the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, the program’s hands-on and applied nature of the program careers in health care and biomedical research. Whether you are interested in pursuing careers in genetics, pharmaceuticals, medicine, or biomedical research, understanding how to manipulate and use large data sets is essential for translating data into knowledge. Using a ladder approach, students can take the graduate diploma program, and then choose to continue on and complete a one-year master’s program.

Learn more at bioinformatics.queensu.ca

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Graduate Diploma in Arts Management

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

The new, six-week program focuses on developing 21st century leadership and management capabilities for those entering the arts sector. Course work covers strategic planning and thinking, a specific focus on comprehensive revenue development in arts marketing and philanthropy, cultural policy, contract negotiations and labour relations, financial and management accounting, and digital entrepreneurship. The diploma can be laddered up to a master’s in Arts Leadership. 

More about the Graduate Diploma in Arts Management…

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Graduate Diploma in Business

Offered by Smith School of Business

This program provides a broad overview of business fundamentals for non-business graduates. The knowledge and skills you will acquire in this program will open doors to a broad range of careers. Beginning in May, this fourmonth program is also a significant step toward an MBA degree from Smith School of Business at Queen’s. Curriculum includes 10 courses:

  • Leading with Integrity
  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Negotiations
  • Economics & Industry Analysis
  • Business & Corporate Strategy
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

Every course offered in the program will earn you credits toward your MBA at Smith. There are also options to apply credits to other business graduate programs at Smith. 

More about the Graduate Diploma in Business…

Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management

Offered by the Faculty of Law

Canada’s only online program that offers the fundamentals of business for the practice of law. It fits the busy schedules of law students and articling professionals by being available 100% online, and is taught by practitioners. 

More about the Graduate Diploma legal Services Management…

Graduate Diploma in Professional Inquiry

Offered by the Faculty of Education

This program is designed to teach students how to intentionally examine their teaching practice in order to understand more about it, develop innovative solutions, and affect change. In both public and private education sectors, inquiry is critical for informing teaching practice and student learning. The diploma consists of five courses: three required courses and two elective courses. Students may take one or two courses per term with start dates in July, September, or January. After completing the diploma, they may choose to continue their career or pursue the Professional Master’s in Education (PME). 

More about the Graduate Diploma in Professional Inquiry…


Certificate Programs

Application Dates and Deadlines

  • For Fall admission: apply between May 1-August 1
  • For Winter admission: apply between September 1-December 1
  • For Summer admission: apply between January 1-April 1

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

  • Academic Writing Certificate (AWRI)
  • Data Analytics
  • Disability and Physical Activity (DIPA)
  • ​Employment Relations (EMPR)
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity (QEIC - ENIN)
  • French for Professionals (FRPR)
  • Geographic Information Science (GISC)
  • Global Action and Engagement (GAEN)
  • Indigenous Languages and Cultures (INDC)
  • International Studies (INTS)
  • Media Studies (MDIA)
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity (SXGD)
  • Urban Planning Studies (URPS)

Offered by the Smith School of Business

Certificate in Business

This unique Certificate in Business is a way to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. Application to the Certificate in Business is open to Queen’s student in Arts and Science, Engineering, and Nursing. Students will study business fundamentals, financial and management accounting, marketing, finance, and organizational behaviour in addition to their undergraduate degree.

Offered by Queen’s Faculty of Law

Certificate in Law

The Queen’s Certificate in Law is Canada’s only undergraduate law program to be offered by a law faculty both online and in a blended format on campus. Students will learn the historical, social and economic forces shaping the law; the basics of legal reasoning; how to develop, articulate and justify a position; and how recent domestic and international trends and agreements affect the law.