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Academic Writing

Academic Writing

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.

Advanced Leadership for Social Impact

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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.

Applied Economics

Applied Economics

What determines the prices of goods and services? How do individuals decide how much to spend and save? How can government policies help reduce environmental pollution? These are questions we all face every day. Economics is our attempt to analyze and understand them. Often seen as being all about money, at its more basic level economics is concerned with the material well-being of human societies.

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Art Conservation

Art Conservation

Art conservation is an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field involving the examination, interpretation, analysis and conservation of cultural, historic and artistic objects. Professional conservators and conservation scientists must rely on their knowledge of both the humanities and the sciences to understand the creation and production of material culture in past and present contexts to ensure its preservation for the future.

Queen's offers Canada's only Master's degree program in Art Conservation.

Art History

Art History

The Queen’s Art History program is strongly committed to mentoring students in a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, methodologies, and issues, including the technical examination of art, gender studies, critical theory, cultural representation, curatorial studies, and the relationships among art, literature, and science. The program offers a wide range of courses that explore how visual and material cultures have shaped human societies across time and around the world. All Art History courses emphasize visual literacy and the contextual relevance of the discipline within culture and history.

Arts Leadership

Arts Leadership

Students receive a 360° view of the arts industry with courses in arts philanthropy and major gifts, arts marketing, cultural policy, strategic thinking and planning, contract negotiation, industrial relations, and an introduction to financial and management accounting. They are exposed to, and taught by, top practitioners in the arts industry who provide a focus on experiential learning through live site research assignments and a final term practicum placement in an arts organization to serve as a capstone project.

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Arts Management

Arts Management

The Arts Management Graduate Diploma program is designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of arts organizations and to help them acquire an understanding of business theories and management techniques and their application, including those in financial and management accounting, arts marketing, arts philanthropy, strategic planning and leadership, and governance. The program design relies on inquiry-based research, applied learning in live-site analysis, and the rigorous exchange of ideas, producing graduate students who are immediately qualified to assume specialized administrative positions with professional arts organizations and who will eventually assume leadership roles.

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Astrophysics

Astrophysics

A degree in Astrophysics provides you with training in theory, computation, statistical modelling, data analysis, and experimental methods as you pursue problems in fundamental and applied research. Astrophysicists create simple mathematical models to describe complex astrophysical phenomena and test these models by making astronomical observations, collecting data, and comparing this data with numerical simulations. The skills obtained are highly sought after and transferrable to a wide range of fields. The degree leads to careers in academia and government-funded research centres as well as the private sector fields of finance, medicine, technology, and data analytics, to name just a few.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

The Biochemistry program provides students with in-depth training in a wide range of essential topics related to fundamental cellular processes, including cellular metabolism, movement, replication, repair, communication, and the molecular and genetic basis of infection and disease. The Biochemistry program offers opportunities for students to explore rapidly expanding fields in molecular genetics, bioengineering, and regenerative medicine through hands-on training with professors in research labs. This program also provides students with in-depth training needed to prepare them for entry into graduate programs, industry, and a wide array of careers in the biomedical sciences, education, medicine, and biotechnology.

Biology

Biology

There is no end to the fascinating questions we can ask about how the natural world functions. From dissecting the molecular mechanisms at play in cells to understanding the complexity of interactions in the biosphere, the beauty and mystery of nature astounds. There has never been a more exciting time to study biology, with subjects ranging from climate change and the conservation of biodiversity to the origin and evolution of life, and from the form and function of organisms to the ongoing “omics” revolution at the molecular level. Regardless of your area of interest, there is something in biology for you -- questions waiting to be answered and riddles of nature to be solved.

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Biology - Mathematics

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Understanding the evolution of drug resistant diseases draws upon knowledge of genetics, genomics, epidemiology, and population ecology and these are all areas of study steeped in both Biology and Mathematics. This example is just one of many that could be used to highlight the growing need for quantitative literacy in academics, medicine, and industry. The Biology and Mathematics SSP incorporates courses from both departments and combines them with specialized courses in “BioMath” to provide an exceptional learning experience in this emerging field.

Biology - Psychology

Biology - Psychology

Humans and other animals have more in common than you might think. From neurological systems to patterns of behaviour, this four year Subject of Specialization Plan fuses core elements from Biology and Psychology and allows considerable opportunity for upper year specialization and independent study. With an emphasis on cross-disciplinary interaction and integration, the "BioPsych" SSP explores both commonalities and uniquely human features of brain, behaviour and cognition.

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Biomedical Computing

Biomedical Computing
This innovative program combines the problem-solving capabilities of Computer Science with the most advanced techniques of the life sciences, resulting in endless possibilities for improving health care. Courses in this multi-disciplinary program include: Computer-Integrated Surgery, Genetics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development. This program is suitable for many careers, including medicine and medical research.
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Biostatistics

Graduates of this program will be capable of working as biostatistical data analysts within multi-disciplinary health research teams. This objective will be achieved through coursework that will equip students with a sound knowledge in observational and experimental study designs, statistical theory, statistical models for health data analysis, and statistical computing.

This program is jointly offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology
The four year Biotechnology (BTEC) degree plan is a Subject of Specialization Plan (SSP) with a focus on this highly active and rapidly changing area of applied research. The plan balances conceptual and practical learning experiences at a broad range of scales of biological organization — from microbes to ecosystems — embracing the diversity of life forms that can be used to improve agriculture, medicine and the environment, among other things.
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Black Studies

Black Studies
The undergraduate program in Black Studies at Queen's is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that explores and engages the connections between the arts, social justice, decolonial thought, and practices of anti-oppression. Our program spans multiple faculties and units to bring together world-leading experts in art and activism, geography and planning, global health, literature, creative writing, history, music, philosophy, political thought, religion, and cognate fields of race and anti-racism.
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Building Trust Using Emotional Intelligence

Our Building Trust Using Emotional Intelligence program will show you how to identify the reasons behind low trust levels, understand different types of behavior in the workplace, and transform organizational culture to foster a more transparent and positive environment.

Castle Summer+

Spend your Summer in the UK with Bader College! Build your research skills and boost your resume with impressive workplace skills. Gain up to three course credits (9.0) towards your degree and free up your Fall term. Develop meaningful and productive relationships with your professors over the short course of six weeks. 

A carefully curated list of courses gives credit toward many Majors, plus some Queen's certificates, plus a chance to design a research project course in your chosen Major. All students have an opportunity to do primary research, increasing their profile for entry to professional schools, and to present at an undergraduate conference. 

 

Change Management

Winning organizations are set apart by their ability to not only plan, but most importantly, to implement change.  Our highly effective and popular program will hone your expertise in planning and implementing change in any type of organization, public sector, private sector, or community agency.  The program is grounded in lessons from business and academic research into the key success factors of change implementation, as well as the change practitioner competencies recognized as essential to your effectiveness as a change champion.

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry explores the composition, structure, and transformation of matter. Frequently called the central science, it provides the basis for studies in many other disciplines, ranging from biology to materials science, in addition to being a booming discipline of its own. A degree from Queen’s Department of Chemistry is highly regarded and an important consideration in today’s competitive science and technology job market. Our $56 million state of the art building is home to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility and its eight high-field instruments, an on-site Mass Spec facility with four mass spectrometers, an X-ray diffractometer, a CFI-funded facility for materials characterization, and more unique equipment in faculty labs.

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Classical Studies

Classical Studies

Are you interested in battles, myths, astrology, riddles and magic, languages and literature, graphic novels, avatars and cosplay, building models and theatre sets, digging in the dirt, or exploring underwater? If you answered yes to any of these, then Classics at Queen’s is a good fit for you! Classics is the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations over the past 3,000 years. As a student, you can examine all aspects of these civilizations: ancient Greek and Latin languages, history, religion, warfare, myth, science, philosophy, literature, art, and archaeology.

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Classics

Classics

Studying Classics leads to a wider appreciation of human values and achievements, and a more objective understanding of ourselves and our times. Multi-disciplinary in approach, Classics 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.

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Coaching Skills

A talented and knowledgeable workforce provides an exceptional competitive advantage in today’s global economy. Coaching plays a vital role in developing that talent and in fostering a culture that empowers, motivates and retains your future leaders.

Our Coaching Skills program provides the context for coaching’s growing importance in the workplace, highlighting the reasons for its rapidly growing popularity. It also offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop and practice coaching skills for a wide range of workplace scenarios. Participants will learn to use proven models to facilitate coaching conversations and enhance capacity at all levels.

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science
Drawing from principles of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and computing, this program explores the science of the mind and thought. Cognitive scientists are probing the concept of intelligence in humans and animals in order to program intelligent computers that are not only capable of performing complex tasks, but of thinking complex thoughts.
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