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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). 6.0 units required for the certificate can also be counted towards your degree program. The remaining courses required for the certificate are to be taken above and beyond the total units required for your degree. These additional courses can be taken in the summer or as an extra credit during your usual semester.

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.

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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.

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Data analytics is a new way of understanding complex systems by building computational models that are consistent with the observed data about those systems. It is a critical component of the operation of businesses and governments, as well as an important research tool. Data analytics is used for applications such as understanding customers, making effective investment decisions, recommending shows on platforms like Netflix, detecting cyber-intrusions or financial fraud, and much more.

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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

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.

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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.

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For all applicants

Students must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.7 on AND be level 2 to apply. Please note there are a limited number of spots.  Although 2.7 is the minimum Cumulative GPA accepted, the admission process is highly competitive and admission will be given to those with the strongest application. 

ADMISSION FOR FALL 2020-WINTER 2021

For on-campus Faculty of Arts and Science Students (including current SKHS students)

The Certificate program will open for new applications to all on-campus Faculty of Arts and Science students at Queen’s in May 2021. Please email  asc.registration@queensu.ca  between May 17 – May 28th, 2021 to apply to the DIPA Certificate. There are a defined number of spaces available for the Certificate. Students will be notified of their application status in June 2021.

  • Late applications will not be considered.

For on-campus, non-Faculty of Arts and Science Students (Health Sciences, Applied Science, Commerce, Nursing)

The Certificate program will open to on-campus non-faculty of Arts and Science students (Applied Science, Commerce, and Nursing) at Queen’s in early 2021. Please submit applications through Undergraduate Admissions by May 1, 2021 by going to: https://webapp.queensu.ca/admission/apply/.

Application fees will apply through Queen's Admissions.

  • Late applications will not be considered.
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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.

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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 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

 
 
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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Register for an information webinar on June 20 at 12 pm EDT to learn more about the GAEN certificate and hear from professors and a student in the program.

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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. 

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.

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The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with the Four Directions Indigenous 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.

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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

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.

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The International Studies Certificate is a study option offered by the International Programs Office, in cooperation with the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures 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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 June 1, 2020.

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

 

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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, are in second year or above, 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.

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