Online & Distance Courses

When you earn your credits from one of Canada’s most distinguished universities, you don’t need to explain your credentials. Queen’s is regularly listed by Maclean’s magazine as one of the top five universities in Canada. Moreover, Queen’s has been offering distance courses since 1889, making it the longest-running distance education program in the country.

People who take Queen’s Arts and Science online courses get the same course—depth, quality, prof-student contact, interactivity—as people taking on-campus courses. Our graduates earn the same Queen’s degree as on-campus graduates.

Even more important, all Queen’s Arts and Science online courses are taught by Queen's faculty. You’ll have regular contact with your prof, as well as with the other students in your class. Our faculty deliver proven education, pioneering and innovating in online teaching methods for years.

Each year, more than 4000 full-time, part-time and visiting students from Ontario, across Canada and around the world take Queen's courses through CDS.

  • As a full-time Queen’s student you can avoid scheduling conflicts by taking online courses in the academic year or you can accelerate your degree by taking courses in spring-summer
  • As a visiting student from another university you can catch-up or get a head start on the next academic year
  • As an interest or part-time student you can work toward a Queen’s BA degree from your home

CDS is dedicated to helping students achieve their learning goals. Learn more about Arts & Science Online.

"While considering the options to get ahead in my studies, I came across the large selection of online courses available through Queen's Continuing and Distance Studies. An online course offered me the flexibility to continue working over the summer while pursuing subject matter that was interesting to me. Having taken two online courses to date, I can attest to the level of interactivity that professors maintain with their students. I found that the ability to complete coursework at my own pace and discuss concepts with my peers in an online environment contributed to a positive learning experience." ~Alexander Carbone Queen's Class of 2016, Commerce