First Year Arts & Social Sciences

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Bader College has a long tradition of excellence in the Arts and Social Sciences, with classes and experiential learning that take full advantage of our location and scale to catalyse dynamic learning and creativity in students. Choosing Bader College for your first year will set you up for success in your degree and a wide range of possible careers.

Highlights of our Arts & Sciences Programming: Alert Box

  • Get ahead: Join in our active learning ethos for the Bader College advantage.

  • Dive deeper into what you love: Get training in primary research from your profs and then investigate questions that matter to you.

  • Go beyond the textbooks: Enjoy experiential learning opportunities that get you engaged with British culture and subculture.

  • Be part of a supportive learning community: Be part of a talented student body who take initiatives and learn from one another.

  • Start thinking about possible careers early: develop high-level critical thinking and intercultural skills and acquire language to describe your skillset for employment and volunteering.

Your pathway to Arts and Social Sciences at Queen's

First Year ArtsBader College is a place for you to grow academically and personally. In addition to acquiring disciplinary knowledge, by the end of first year experience tells us you will become more confident as a student and as someone who knows they can be effective and proactive in the world.

Our close-knit community and small classes mean you will begin to develop high-level critical thinking and intercultural skills.

You will engage with the Castle, the estate and the surrounding towns and cities as a unique arts and social science lab to enrich your learning. Learn by doing! 

Options After 1st year include:

  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Language & Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film & Media Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Development Studies
  • Health Studies
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Media and Performance Production
  • Music (Arts)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • And more!

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