Queen's University

Connect with us

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • RSS

Certificate in Global Action & Engagement (GAEN)

group of people with hands raised

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.

Click the yellow "+" beside each topic below to expand and see more information.

Program Plan and Courses

The Certificate requires students to complete 18.0 units total, including 4 core courses and 1 option course.

Core Courses (15.0 units) offered online

Take the following three courses:

Plus one of the following courses:

Option Courses (3.0 units) offered online

Students who choose to complete only one of DEVS 361 or DEVS 362 must also take one of the following courses:

Note: If you are also in an online degree program, only 9.0 units from your degree program or the certificate can count towards both. In other words, to graduate with both an online degree and this certificate, you would need a total of 99.0 units (instead of 90.0 units).

Students completing a major, minor, medial or minor/general degree plan in DEVS will not be eligible for this certificate due to significant overlap in required and option courses.

No more than 9.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

For the most up-to-date and accurate program plan information, please see the Arts and Science Academic Calendar.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. View them all here

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website here.

Current Queen's Students

Current Queen's students wishing to add a certificate to their degree, please see the "Current Queen's Students" section on the Admission Requirements page for more information. Please note that the Certificate in Global Action and Engagement is not available to students completing a major, minor, medial or minor/general degree plan in DEVS.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Fall Term 2018 first-year Undergraduate Online career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

How Online Learning Works

Click here to learn more about when to access your course, time commitments, exams and more.