At the undergraduate level, we offer a three-year Bachelor’s degree (BA) General program and a four-year Bachelor of Arts Honours (BAH). The BAH can be pursued in three variations: Major, Joint Honours, and Minor.
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. For students interested in pursuing a degree in Gender Studies, please consider the Major Map below, which includes a guide to completing your degree program of choice while maximizing all of the opportunities it has to offer. Also be sure to check out the minimum GPA required for acceptance to a Gender Studies degree program after your general first year.
The Major degree in Gender Studies is intended for students who would like to make gender studies their primary field of study. Students apply to the Major plan after their first year in Arts and Science and should have completed either GNDS 120 or GNDS 125. Students may also combine their Major in GNDS with a Minor in another department.
The Joint Honours degree is intended for students who would like a strong concentration in Gender Studies in combination with an equally strong concentration in another discipline. Joint Honours degrees can be completed with most other departments in Arts and Science. Students apply to the Joint Honours plan after their first year in Arts and Science and should have completed either GNDS 120 or GNDS 125.
The Minor degree in Gender Studies is available to students completing a Major in another discipline who would like to have gender studies as a secondary field of study. Students apply to the Minor plan after their first year in Arts and Science and should have completed either GNDS 120 or GNDS 125.