Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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Languages and Cultures

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Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BAH)
OUAC code: QA or QIA (BISC)

Also available with Concurrent Education:
OUAC code: QB (Kingston Campus)
QIB (Bader International Study Centre Campus)

Learn in state-of-the-art active learning rooms designed to foster cooperative learning and interaction

Begin to understand complex cultural perspectives and think critically about the world in which we live 

Spend a semester abroad to immerse yourself in a culture and language

Why Study languages at Queen’s?

[guest lecture by George Elliott Clarke]Learning languages at Queen’s enables students to become global citizens, to understand complex cultural perspectives and think critically about the world in which we live. Students can major in French Studies, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Hispanic Studies, or Linguistics, or complement any Arts and Science major at Queen’s with one of our language and culture minors, such as:

  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • World Language Studies


  • Art interpretation
  • Auctioneering banking
  • Civil service
  • Communications
  • Cross-cultural consulting
  • Curriculum development
  • Customs and excise
  • Diplomatic service
  • Editing
  • Education counselling
  • Foreign service
  • Fundraising and event management
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Human resources
  • Immigration services
  • Insurance Interpretation
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mediation
  • Museum management
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Re-settlement programs and services
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Teaching
  • Translation

[Active Learning class]

Learn by Doing

Learning a new language or mastering an existing one? Our language departments offer students the chance to spend a semester abroad at one of many partner institutions to immerse themselves in a culture and language to expand their learning outside of the classroom.

Internships are also a great way to learn by doing at Queen’s in the Languages and Cultures. Students can complete a 12-16 month, paid, professional internship that tops up your degree with hands-on experience.

Language Programs

[French Studies class]

French Studies

Studying French creates a wide range of opportunities, especially in Canada. The Department of French Studies offers undergraduate students interested in pursuing the subject in-depth the chance to study French as either a minor, a medial, or a major. We also offer courses for the complete beginner and Certificates of Competencies for students not registered in a French Plan. Courses offered include oral and written French as well as literature and culture. For interested students, it is also possible to study French in either Quebec or France on exchange (full-year, half-year and summer terms).

More about French Studies…

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Learning a language and gaining cultural awareness prepares students to travel, live, or work internationally and is helpful even here at home in modern Canada’s multicultural environment.

Queen’s LLCU offers language courses in:

Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mohawk, Portuguese, and Spanish.

On top of studying languages at Queen’s, students can choose to be broader in scope and major in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures – a new discipline of study that offers a broad range of language and non-language courses focused on cultures around the globe. Gaining an international perspective will serve graduates well in our globalized world.

This multidisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to develop and acquire a global perspective to further their understanding of world culture in its complexity and diversity. Students can also spend a semester in Shanghai studying in English at Fudan University. 

More about Languages, Literatures and Cultures…

[Active Learning class]


There are three aspects to Linguistics: language form, language meaning, and language in context. Linguistics is a scientific study of a language that explores the structure of language and how it is acquired. Linguistics students explore how a language is structured, how it is used in the production and comprehension of messages, and how language changes over time. You will try to answer questions relating to the nature of language, such as what do all languages have in common, or how do children learn a language? Linguistics is a highly interdisciplinary study with connections to Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Health Sciences. 

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Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS)

[Anatomy lab]The Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) is a unique opportunity for high school students to apply for entry to medical school after only two years of undergraduate study in the Arts, Science, Computing Science, Life Sciences or Health Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science. To learn more about QuARMS and the requirements, please visit: meds.queensu.ca/academics/quarms