We offer a three-year Bachelor’s degree (BA) General and a Minor in Black Studies.
At Queen's University, courses are broken down by units; a course that lasts for one semester is typically worth 3.0 units while a course that covers both semesters of an academic year is typically worth 6.0 units. The Minor and General plans will both consist of 30.0 units. The BA General is a stand-alone degree that students may complete on its own, whilst the Minor degree in Black Studies (BLCK-Y) must be completed along with a Major Plan in another discipline as part of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Computing (Honours), Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) program. Also be sure to check out the minimum GPA required for acceptance to a Black Studies degree program after your general first year.
Cumulative GPA Requirements (PDF, 139.0KB)
The Minor degree in Black Studies is available to students completing a Major in another discipline and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, which will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree. Students need 30.0 units to complete the minor. The Minor degree in Black Studies is available to students completing a Major in another discipline who would like to have Black Studies as a secondary field of study. Students can apply to both the General or Minor plan after their first year, or later in their academic career.
The General degree in Black Studies is intended for students completing a three-year degree in Arts and Science. Students apply to the General plan after their first year in Arts and Science. The General Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Students can apply to both the General or Minor plan after their first year, or later in their academic career.