Arts & Science Certificates

Certificates are a new way to stand out when you graduate. Whether you're a current Queen's student, a future Queen's student, or previous Queen's student, a certificate can help you be competitive in the job market.

Why do a certificate?

  • Provides a well-rounded education – You can choose a certificate close your main field of study or something completely different. Certificates show the world that you can learn and engage in different areas of knowledge.
  • It stands out on a resume – A Queen's credential is sure to stand out, but when you're up against other Queen's grads, one way to stand out is to have more to offer. A degree plus a certificate is one more way to be different as you enter your future career.
  • Help with a last-minute career change or simply make more money in your current career – Additional credentials can help you stay on top of your industry, learn new skills and knowledge, and doing that can help you shift jobs or earn more money in your current job.
  • Helps people with busy lives that can't commit to a full degree gain an edge – Online certificates are not equivalent to a degree, but they still make great options for people busy with families and full-time jobs to further their skills in a short amount of time.

What is a certificate and how is it different from a degree / major?

Certificates are mini-credentials. They do show up on your transcript and become part of your student record but are typically 12-18 units (see below for specifics for each certificate). Part of the credits can usually be counted towards your degree as part of your electives but some courses may be required to be taken above and beyond your normal unit requirements for your degree. These additional courses can be taken in the summer or as an extra credit during your usual semester.

Academic Writing Certificate (AWRI)

academic writing certificate queen's university arts and science online

Our Certificate in Academic Writing offers students in the Undergraduate Online Career 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.

Department Contacts: Arts and Science Online

Delivery Mode: Online

Number of Units: 12 units (3-4 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (Online Undergraduate career only)
  • Future Queen's students (Online Undergraduate career only)
Courses:

Choose one of the following two courses:

Plus the following course:

Choose two of the following three courses:

You may choose to substitute 3.0 units of WRIT option courses above with 3.0 units of the following courses:

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's students

The Certificate in Academic Writing is not available to on-campus Queen's students. 

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs. 

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the Academic Writing Certificate, it is available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

 

Disability and Physical Activity (DIPA)

The Certificate is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary foundation in disability studies, physical activity, health and their intersection while fostering fundamental academic skills. These goals will be achieved through lecture and case-based coursework, technology-enhanced modules, and unique experiential learning opportunities offered in partnership with the Revved UP Exercise Program. The Revved UP Exercise Program is a community-based adapted exercise program for adults with a disability. In addition to gaining fundamental academic skills, students who participate in this Certificate will strengthen their leadership skills and experience a positive shift in their attitudes towards disability. They will become global citizens with the potential to bring social change for equitable and active communities.

Department Contacts: School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Number of Units: 15 units (5 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Kinesiology, Health Studies and Physical Education students at Queen's University (open to other Queen's students beginning May 2019)
Courses:
  • HLTH 200/3.0 or KNPE 255/ 3.0
  • HLTH 332/3.0 or HLTH 402/3.0
  • KNPE 336/3.0
  • KNPE 436/3.0
  • 3.0 units from HLTH 315/3.0; HLTH 403/3.0; HLTH 404/3.0; KNPE 335/3.0; KNPE 433/3.0

NOTES:

1. KNPE 336 is offered in the fall, winter and most spring/summer terms. There is a defined enrolment for KNPE 336 for each term. When a student can access KNPE 336 will determine sequencing for KNPE 436.

2. Please note the KNPE 336 requires the completion of the following prior to the start of the course:

  • Online material followed by an 8-hour in-person training day (date of which will be given to you upon enrolment in KNPE 336); and
  • Current Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) with vulnerable sector screening; and
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification
3. KNPE 436 is offered in the fall, winter and most spring/summer terms. There is a defined enrolment for KNPE 436 each term.
 
4. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
 
5. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

Progression:

To progress forward to the capstone experience (KNPE 436) in the Certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a valid Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) and Standard First Aid/CPR-C; and
  2. Earn a minimum grade of a B in each of their internship placement and practical reassessment test components of KNPE 336, and obtain permission of the course coordinator, to be enrolled in KNPE436; and
  3. Complete online material followed by an 8-hour in-person training day (date of which will be given to you upon enrollment in KNPE 436).

 

Apply

Applications for the Certificate will be accepted in Winter term 2019 from current Queen’s Kinesiology, Physical Education and Health Studies students. More details will be posted closer to the time.

For students to be competitive applicants for this Certificate, they must be at level 2 or above and have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.7.

Employment Relations (EMPR)

The online or on-campus Certificate in Employment Relations is designed as an additional credential to support those seeking entry level jobs in labour relations and human resources management. Students will be introduced to the theory, policy and legal frameworks behind the employment relationship, and how these can be applied to assess workplace challenges and problems.

Department Contacts: Industrial Relations, Arts and Science Online

Delivery Mode: Online or on-campus

Number of Units: 15 units (3-5 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
  • Alumni
  • Future Queen's students
Courses:

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request.

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs. 

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students.

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the Employment Relations Certificate, it is available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

Queen's Alumni

If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here

 
 

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity (QEIC - ENIN)

This new, 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 online delivery model (with an option to do an innovation term at the Castle) uses active learning experiences for students to work through ideation, creativity and problem solving, along with honing their communication and collaboration skills. 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.

Department Contacts: Dan School of Drama and Music, Arts and Science Online

Delivery Mode: Online or on-campus

Number of Units: 15 units (3-5 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
  • Alumni
  • Future Queen's students
Courses:
  • ENIN 200/3.0
  • ENIN 400/3.0
  • One of: ENIN 301/3.0; CHEE 302/3.0
  • 6.0 units from (Innovation-Centric - INOV_Options): BMED 271/3.0; BMED 471/3.0; COCA 201/3.0; COMM 201/3.0; ENIN 140/3.0; ENIN 204/3.0; ENIN 205/3.0; ENIN 207/3.0; ENIN 240/3.0; ENIN 340/3.0; GLPH 271/3.0; GLPH 471/3.0; IDIS 280/3.0; LAW 204/3.0; WRIT 250/3.0
NOTES:
  1. Students may substitute CHEE 310/3.0 for CHEE 302/3.0.
  2. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
  3. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.
  4. Students who want to learn about creative and technical entrepreneurship may complete and count both ENIN 301 and CHEE 302 toward the 15.0 credits required for this Certificate . Students who opt to complete and count both ENIN 301 and CHEE 302 only need to complete 3.0 credits from the list of eligible “Innovation -Centric” courses above.

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request. 

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs.

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students.

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the QEIC - ENIN Certificate, it is available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

Queen's Alumni

If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here.

French for Professionals (FRPR)

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. Through core courses, students will analyze case studies, participate in role-play activities, and create collaborative projects that simulate real work situations.

Department Contacts: French Studies, Arts and Science Online

Delivery Mode: Online or on-campus

Number of Units: 12 units (3-4 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
  • Alumni
  • Future Queen's students
Courses:
  • Choose from:
    • FREN 107/3.0 and FREN 118/3.0 OR
    • FREN 150/6.0
  • FREN 225/3.0
  • Choose one 3.0 unit course from:
    • FREN 236/3.0
    • FREN 237/3.0
    • FREN 238/3.0
NOTES:
  1. Students with no French language ability will need to take one of FRST 105/3.0 or FREN 106/3.0 prior to enrolling in FREN 107/3.0. These students will need to complete 1 5.0 units to be eligible for the Certificate.
  2. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
  3. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.
  4. FREN 107/3.0 must be taken prior to FREN 118/3.0.
  5. In order to assess their entry level into the Certificate program, students will be required to take a French language placement test.
 

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request. 

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs. 

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students.

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the French for Professionals Certificate, it is available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

Queen's Alumni

If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here.

Geographic Information Science (GISC)

In addition to completing a degree, students also have the option of simultaneously completing a Certificate in Geographic Information Science. This option is available to all Queen’s University undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration, and is intended for those who wish to enhance their undergraduate degree with a Geographic Information Science Certificate.

Department Contacts: Geography and Planning

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Number of Units: 30 units (5-10 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
Courses:
  • GPHY 242/3.0
  • GPHY 243/3.0
  • GPHY 247/3.0
  • GPHY 345/3.0
  • plus two of: GPHY 342/3.0; GPHY 344/3.0; GPHY 346/3.0; GPHY 348/3.0
  • plus four of: CISC 101/3.0; CISC 121/3.0; CLST 351/3.0 ; GEOL 463/3.0; GEOL 464/1.5 ; GPHY 105/3.0; GPHY 310/3.0; GPHY 325/3.0; GPHY 341/3.0; GPHY 342/3.0; GPHY 343/3.0 ; GPHY 344/3.0; GPHY 346/3.0; GPHY 347/3.0; GPHY 348/3.0; GPHY 349/3.0; GPHY 372/3.0; GPHY 415/6.0; GPHY 418/3.0 ; MATH
NOTES:
  1. A maximum of 3.0 units in MATH may be used towards the Certificate.
  2. Only 3.0 units from GPHY 415/6.0 will be counted towards the Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISC).
  3. Students may do an independent study course (i.e., GPHY 501/3.0, GPHY 594/3.0 or GPHY 595/6.0) with a faculty member in Geography and Planning on a geographic information science topic upon approval of the Undergraduate Committee. This course may be counted toward the Certificate as an option course with approval of the Undergraduate Committee.
  4. Students must pass all courses relating to the Certificate with a GPA of 1.90, and must have completed their degree program requirements in order to receive the Certificate.

Apply

Students considering adding the Certificate in Geographic Information Science to their degree program should consult as soon as possible with the Department of Geography and Planning.

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request. 

Current Queen's Engineering, Business, Health Science Students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Global Action and Engagement (GAEN)

global action and engagement certificate queen's university

This fully online Queen’s certificate is for students seeking to better understand global development issues and contexts. And in particular, students that are looking to prepare for overseas work or volunteer and community engagement opportunities. Through a variety of online courses, students will work collaboratively to investigate development changes, critically reflect on the relationship between development theory and practice, and propose and evaluate action-oriented solutions. Through the certificate’s core courses, students will take an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of concepts related to the political, economic, social and cultural forces that shape contemporary global interactions.

Department Contacts: Global Development Studies, Arts and Science Online

Delivery Mode: Online or on-campus

Number of Units: 18 units (3-6 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
  • Alumni
  • Future Queen's students
Courses:
NOTES:
  1. No more than 9.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
  2. No more than 9.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.
  3. Student s may take both of DEVS 361/3.0; DEVS 362/3.0.

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request. Please note that the Certificate in Academic Writing is not available to on-campus Queen's students. 

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs. 

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students.

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the Global Action and Engagement Certificate, it is available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

Queen's Alumni

If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here.

Indigenous Languages and Cultures (INDC)

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre offers this certificate to current Queen’s students looking to gain a basic understanding of various Indigenous languages and cultures. Students will better understand these languages, through instruction  embedded in culturally rich and authentic practice, and be introduced to the many traditions, philosophies, and histories of Indigenous peoples.

Department Contacts: Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Number of Units: 15 units (5 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
Courses:
  • MOHK 101/3.0
  • MOHK 102/3.0
  • INUK 101/3.0
  • ANSH 101/3.0
  • ANSH 102/3.0
NOTES:
  1. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
  2. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request.

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

International Studies (INTS)

The International Studies Certificate is a study option offered by the International Programs Office, in cooperation with the language departments and the Faculty of Arts and Science.

This option is available to all Queen's University undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration, and is intended for those who wish to enhance their undergraduate degree with a formal international program of study. The International Studies Certificate combines language acquisition with cultural and interdisciplinary learning, and includes a study abroad component.

The Certificate was one of the first certificate programs at Queen's to be formally approved by Senate. First awarded in June 2001, the Certificate is becoming increasingly well-recognized as more Queen's students graduate with it.

Department Contacts: International Programs Office

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Number of Units: 30 units (5-10 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
Courses:
  • 18.0 units from ARAB; CHIN; FREN; GRMN; GREK; HEBR; ITLN; JAPN; LATN; LLCU 101/3.0; LLCU 102/3.0; PORT 103/3.0; PORT 104/3.0; SPAN Except: GREK 430/6.0; GRMN 181/3.0; GRMN 353/3.0; ITLN 210/3.0 ; ITLN 215/3.0 ; ITLN 226/3.0 ; ITLN 232/3.0 ; ITLN 233/3.0; ITLN 234/3.0 ; ITLN 257/3.0; ITLN 308/.3.0 ; SPAN 247/3.0 ; SPAN 248/3.0 ; SPAN 308/3.0; SPAN 316/3.0 ; SPAN 328/3.0. Courses must develop competence in at least one of the above skills: reading, writing, or speaking and listening in a language other than English.
  • 6.0 units from: IDIS 302/3.0; INTS 306/3.0; INTS 307/3.0; INTS 321/3.0; LLCU 320/3.0; LLCU 322/3.0; LLCU 326/3.0; LLCU 327/3.0; LANG; LANG_Languages; INTS 320/3.0; INTS 322/3.0; INTS 326/3.0
  • 6.0 units from: ARTH 245/6.0; DEVS 305/6.0; DEVS 430/3.0 ; DEVS 431/6.0 ; DEVS 432/6.0 ; LLCU 432/6.0 or in transfer credit from a course(s) obtained during a study abroad experience at a recognized university outside Canada.
NOTES:
  1. Breadth Requirement 1: a minimum of 6.0 units must be obtained in each of two languages.
  2. Breadth Requirement 2: 6.0 units in one language must be at a level higher than that in the other language.
  3. A maximum of 6.0 units from LANG or any LANG_Lang uages course code numbered #UNS (i.e. unspecified language course transfer credit) .
  4. For more course options / requirements visit the IPO website.
 

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request.

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Media Studies (MDIA)

media studies certificate arts and science queen's university 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.

Department Contacts: Film and Media, Arts and Science Online

Delivery Mode: Online or on-campus

Number of Units: 12 units (3-4 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
  • Alumni
  • Future Queen's students
Courses:
  • FILM 236/3.0
  • FILM 240/3.0
  • 6.0 units from: DRAM 205/3.0; FILM 260 /3.0 ; FILM 300/3.0; FILM 303/3.0; FILM 308/3.0; FILM 320/3.0; FILM 3 3 5/3.0; FILM 338/3.0 ; FILM 340/3.0; GNDS 125/3.0; MUSC 171/3.0 ; POLS 313/3.0; STSC 339/3.0
 

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request. Please note that the Certificate in Academic Writing is not available to on-campus Queen's students. 

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs. 

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students.

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the Media Studies Certificate, it is available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

Queen's Alumni

If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here.

Mohawk Language and Culture (MOHK)

This certificate is for Tyendinaga community members seeking to learn Mohawk language through culturally rich learning experiences and the many traditions, histories and worldviews of the Mohawk people.

  • Storytelling
  • Conversations
  • Grammar and Oral Presentation

The Certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture is offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory.

Department Contacts: Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Delivery Mode: Off-campus, delivered in the TTO Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga.

Open to: Residents of the Tyendinaga and / or Mohawk community

Courses:

The Certificate consists of 12.0 Units to be completed over two years.

The Certificate courses are structured as follows:

  • One week instruction (7 hours/day x 5 days = 35 hours) August 13-17, 2018
  • Two weekend days / month (12 hours/month x 3 months = 36 hours)
  • One evening / week (2.5 hours/week x 12 weeks = 30 hours)
  • Homework, online learning (19 hours).

Students who complete the Certificate will be able to apply their credits towards a degree at Queen’s, e.g. a B.A. (Gen) or B.A. (Hons).

 

Apply

Admission to the Certificate will be administered by TTO Language and Cultural Centre in partnership with Queen’s Undergraduate Admission.

  • Students will be admitted for Fall Term only, every second year;
  • Applicants will submit a written application to TTO Language and Cultural Centre, that will include a statement of intent.

The deadline to apply is July 30, 2018.

For more information, please contact Callie Hill at TTO Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga at callieh@kenhteke.org or 613-970-3045.

 

Sexual and Gender Diversity (SXGD)

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Certificate Program offers you the opportunity to think through and engage with your particular scholarly interests — from nursing, art history, law, political and religious studies to music, kinesiology or languages from the vantage point of sexualities or queer/trans gender issues. At a time when sexual minority concerns are on the public agenda, the Certificate Program provides an academic context for you to participate in these discussions. More now than ever, a certificate in SXGD can provide you with knowledge and skills you can take to careers such as journalism, family planning, mediation, counseling, social work, adult education, arts administration, writing, publishing, politics, social policy, law, medicine, engineering, human rights, or advanced studies in your disciplinary concentration. This Certificate is available to all undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration.

Department Contacts: Gender Studies

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Number of Units: 30 units (5-10 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (online or on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
Courses:
  • GNDS 215/3.0
  • 3.0 units in any course in any department that has a major written assignment or two minor written assignments on the intersection of race and sexual and/or gender diversity.
  • 24.0 unites in any course in any department that has a major written assignment or two minor written assignments on the subject of sexual and/or gender diversity.
NOTES:
  1. All courses must be approved by the Certificate Coordinator.
  2. Students must pass all courses relating to the certificate with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 1.90.
  3. Students considering adding the Certificate in Sexual and Gender Diversity to their degree program should consult as soon as possible with the Certificate Coordinator in the Department of Gender Studies regarding course selection. The Certificate Coordinator will track students’ progress throughout the certificate progr am and approve on an annual basis the selection and appropriate completion of coursework.
 

Apply

Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request.

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete this web form with your request.

Urban Planning Studies (URPS)

Cities have become key sites for understanding contemporary social life, as the majority of the world’s population now lives in cities and the city is one of the most fundamental human institutions. The department of Geography and Planning, along with the School of Urban and Regional Planning developed the Certificate in Urban Planning Studies to allow students to gain recognition for their devoted study of cities. Students will be introduced to planning-related issues grounded in an appreciation of city life and city structures, and will be prepared for advanced studies and careers related to urban planning, such as community development, real estate, municipal governance, international development or education.

Department Contacts: Geography and Planning

Delivery Mode: On-campus

Number of Units: 12 units (4 courses)

Open to:

  • Current Arts and Science students (on-campus)
  • Current Engineering, Business, Health Science students
Courses:
  • GPHY 227/3.0
  • GPHY 228/3.0
  • 6 units from: GPHY 243/3.0; GPHY 330/3.0; GPHY 332/3.0; GPHY 336/3.0; GPHY 337/3.0; GPHY 338/3.0; GPHY 370/3.0
NOTES:
  1. Students opting to enrol in GPHY 370/3.0 Special Topics in Human Geography need to be approved by the Associate Head of Undergraduate Studies.
  2. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
  3. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.
 

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Current On-Campus Queen's Arts and Science students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request.

Current Queen's Business, Engineering and Health Science students

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Certificate Application and Admissions

To see which certificate is open you, view the options under each certificate above.

Current On-Campus Queen's students

If you are already an Arts and Science student attending classes on-campus at Queen’s and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please email asc.registration@queensu.ca with your request. Please note that the Certificate in Academic Writing is not available to on-campus Queen's students.

Current Arts and Science Online students

If you are already an online student at Queen’s in an online degree program and wish to be added into one of the certificate programs, please email asc.online@queensu.ca with your request. Students currently in the Interest Category must complete 18.0 units at a 1.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to request enrolment in one of the online certificate programs.

Current on-campus Queen's Business and Engineering students

If you are a Queen's student in a faculty other than Arts and Science and wish to complete a certificate program in addition to your degree, please complete;this web form with your request.

Part-time, Off-campus, Future Queen's Students.

If you aren't a Queen's student (yet) but would like to take the EMPR, MDIA, GAEN, FRPR, AWRI or QEIC-ENIN Certificates, they are available online, part-time through Arts and Science Online. Click here to apply.

Queen's Alumni

If you are a former Queen's undergraduate student, or if you have earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's, please request your Certificate by filling out the Return to Studies Form found here.

The Faculty's Certificate Policy may be found here.