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Online Programs

A Queen’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree can be achieved fully online while maintaining your work and family life. There is no difference in how our online degrees are credited on your transcript or diploma. You can complete your degree through full-time study within 3 years, or you can take courses one or two at a time, or even skip a term… whatever works for you! We also have new certificates for those interested in adding Queen's credentials to their resume in a shorter timeframe.

Learn about each of our programs by clicking the links below and visit the Apply section of our website for admission requirements. For admission requirements from other educational systems outside Ontario, please click here

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When you study English online at Queen's with this General BA, you'll learn to read perceptively, analyze clearly, and communicate effectively. 

Learn about different strategies to craft positive social change through online courses that examine the multiple notions of freedom, democracy and progress that inform different visions of development.

Today's employment marketplace seeks people who are critically informed, culturally literate, capable of synthesizing information and adept at creating and managing knowledge.

Explore how the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences have shaped much of our daily lives through online courses in four modes of critical thought: scientific inquiry and reasoning, insights into contemporary society and culture, critical perspectives on history, and academic writing.

What animal is the smartest? What persuasion techniques work best? How is your gender identity formed? These questions and more are explored through the study of development, cognition, motivation and social behaviour in this online general BA.

Develop a strong grounding in basic sciences like chemistry and biology, and then focus on the biomedical sciences such as human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pharmacology.


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.

The online 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.

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and execute intrapreneurial innovation through courses about marketing and promotion, finance, business planning, digital resource management, design thinking and business communications.

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. 

Looking to better understand global development issues and contexts? Work collaboratively to investigate development changes, critically reflect on the relationship between development theory and practice, and propose and evaluate action-oriented solutions. 

The online Certificate in Media Studies offers 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.