Why ArtSci

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At Queen’s, Arts and Science is an integrated and unified Faculty with a strong sense of shared purpose and community. We are committed to innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and to inspiring curiosity and engaging collaboratively with multiple forms of knowledge that span local and global contexts.

Arts and Science is the largest Faculty at Queen’s University, making up over 60% of the University, and one of a dozen Arts and Science faculties in Canada.

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers, in 32 departments and schools, an extraordinary scope of educational possibilities encompassing the creative arts, languages, humanities, social sciences and physical and natural sciences.

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers multiple pathways to achieving the higher education experience that you desire. From Bachelor’s and Bachelor’s Honours undergraduate programs delivered on campus, to our fully online Bachelor’s programs and certificates and our graduate programs, we have the program you are searching for and a community like no other. 

Whether you are considering applying to the Faculty of Arts and Science, or you already have, we have a number of events available for you to learn more about what our programs have to offer, have your questions answered and help you make a decision about your future.

Interested in learning more about Arts and Science at Queen's from some of our students? Visit our Connect page to meet one on one with one of our student ambassdors. Or, follow the Arts & Science Undergradute Society on Instagram, @queens.you.

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The Faculty of Arts and Science offers a number of 3-year and 4-year Bachelor’s and Bachelor’s Honours programs, though they may be completed over more years. We have over 2,000 program options and our graduation rate is 89.5%, which is the highest among Canadian universities. In addition, over 90% of our graduates are employed within six months following graduation.

The Faculty of Arts and Science is an integral part of the Kingston community, with our beautiful campus nestled by the waterfront and the core of the city, which has been rated one of the best university towns in the world by the BBC.

Our “on-campus” undergraduate students are also able to take Arts and Science Online courses and certificates.

 

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Since Queen’s began offering “extension” courses in 1889, the Faculty of Arts and Science has remained a trailblazer in distance education, offering online courses and programs distinguished by their exceptional quality through Arts and Science Online.

Arts and Science Online offers 6 online degrees, 6 online certificates, and over 120 online courses, which are taken by 1,400+ distance students as well as Queen’s undergraduate students. 

Arts and Science Online students come from all different walks of life, levels of education and countries around the world. Arts & Science Online offers you the ability to complete a Degree or Certificate program from the comfort of your home and on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

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Queen's is a place where graduate students learn and discover in a close-knit intellectual community. You can share experiences with the world’s best scholars, whether it’s on a campus park bench at Professor’s Walk, at the laboratory or in a coffee house. With the world at your fingertips, excellent funding options and life in the affordable, historic waterfront city of Kingston, Queen's has a great deal to offer. Graduate students come to Queen's to put their ideas in motion, change their lives and the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers over 60 graduate programs, including professional master’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, and is home to over 1,600 graduate students.

The great thing about Grad Studies is that you can continue down the course of study you loved in your undergrad, or you can find a stream that branches off in a different direction.

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Health-Focused Programs @ Queen's - Prospective Student Webinar                            Wednesday, October 27 at 4pm

Learn more about the similarities and differences between the Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, and Health Studies programs. Hear from representatives from each program about the admission requirements, program structures, courses you’ll take and topics covered, research options, possible career paths, and more. There will be a Q&A period towards the end of the session. Co-hosted by Louise Winn (Biochemistry & Life Sciences), Nikki Philbrook (Health Sciences), and Anna van der Meulen (Kinesiology & Health Studies).
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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Arts & Science at Queen’s - Prospective Student Webinar  Monday, November 1 at 7pm

Find out why you should choose Arts and Science at Queen’s. Our top 5 reasons are just the start of your journey to discovering our Faculty and Queen’s
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Arts and Science Program Options - Prospective Student Webinar
Wednesday, November 3 at 6 pm
 
In Arts and Science, you have options! Find out about whether you should apply to the common first year and take the chance to explore your options while you settle into university life, or if you should apply directly to one of our programs (Fine Art, Computing, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Life Sciences, Music, and Music Theatre). We know that it’s important for you to find the right fit and that, either way, your first year will be a great experience!
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Equity Ambassadors in Arts and Science
Thursday, November 4 at 3:30pm
 
Join members of Queen’s Equity Ambassador team as they discuss their decision to join the Faculty of Arts and Science and their experiences at Queen’s.  The ambassadors will share personal stories about their journey to Queen’s, campus/ student life, and what it is like to be a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
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Panel for Prospective Students from China
Friday, November 5 at 7am
 
Learn about what it is like to study Arts and Science at Queen’s from some of our current students from China! Our current students will chat with you about their experience, why they think you should apply to Queen’s, and how to make the most of your time here. Join us online to ask your questions and hear their stories in Mandarin (or English)! We know that it’s important for you to find the right fit and think that our current students from China are in the best position to help you do just that.
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The Arts and Science Experience
Monday, November 8 at 7pm
 
Learn about the experience Artsci (research, internships, certificates, BISC, community). Find out about how you can benefit from Arts and Science being an integrated faculty, with a strong sense of shared purpose. Learn about the opportunities to add to your degree and develop transdisciplinary skills that are highly valued by employers - from doing research to internships, exchanges, certificates and, most importantly, for getting involved in our community.
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Arts and Science Virtual Open House
Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm
 
Join us for our Virtual Open House which will include an introduction from Associate Dean (Academic), Jill Atkinson as well as panel discussions and breakout rooms with faculty members and students from all FAS departments.  This will be a highly engaging and interactive experience and a great opportunity to learn about the 2600+ degree options available in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
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Health-Focused Programs @ Queen's - Prospective Students Webinar
Monday, November 29 at 4pm
 
Learn more about the similarities and differences between the Biochemistry, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, and Health Studies programs. Hear from representatives from each program about the admission requirements, program structures, courses you’ll take and topics covered, research options, possible career paths, and more. There will be a Q&A period towards the end of the session. Co-hosted by Louise Winn (Biochemistry & Life Sciences), Nikki Philbrook (Health Sciences), and Anna van der Meulen (Kinesiology & Health Studies).
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Get to Know Queen's Arts & Science Online - Prospective Student Webinar
Tuesday November 30 at 12pm & 7pm

Arts & Science Online offers six degree and six certificate programs, as well as over 120+ courses available fully online for convenient, flexible and on-the-go learning. Thinking about starting your online studies with Queen's Arts and Science Online or just want to learn more about what we have to offer? Get to know us in this upcoming information webinar and have your questions answered.

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Hear from some of our recent alumni about their experiences with Queen's Arts & Science and find out why they chose to join our community!

Sihan Gua
Biochemistry, ArtSci '16

Sean Robinson
Biochemistry and French, ArtSci '13


Norees Gasper
History and Religious Studies, ArtSci '19

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