LLCU Department offers a few certificates: 

Certificates of Competence

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers Certificates of Competence in a language to students who are not registered in one of our degree Plans but have taken certain courses in the language at Queen's; for example, if you are pursuing a minor in German, you are not eligible for a Certificate of Competence in German. Students need to have an overall GPA of 2.90 on the courses counting towards the Certificate.

Note that this is not a Senate-approved Certificate Program and therefore will be noted as an Academic Milestone on the transcript. The Certificate will be issued by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Science. An administrative fee of $35 will be charged.

Please noteDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, the administrative fee is waived. Please contact Susan Goodfellow (contact info below) if you wish to request the Certificate.

Students who qualify for the Certificate are to contact:
Susan Goodfellow
Undergraduate Program and Administrative Assistant
Kingston Hall, Room 416
E-mail: llcu@queensu.ca

Certificates are issued for following languages:

Chinese (Intermediate level):
6.0 units in CHIN 100/6.0
6.0 units in CHIN 200/6.0
6.0 units in CHIN 300/6.0

German (Intermediate level):
6.0 units in GRMN 101/3.0 and GRMN 102/3.0
6.0 units in GRMN 201/3.0 and GRMN 202/3.0
6.0 units from GRMN at the 300 level

Italian (Intermediate level):
6.0 units in ITLN 111/3.0 and ITLN 112/3.0
6.0 units in ITLN 204/3.0 and ITLN 205/3.0
6.0 units from ITLN

Japanese (Intermediate level):
6.0 units in JAPN 100/6.0
6.0 units in JAPN 200/6.0
6.0 units in JAPN 301/3.0 and JAPN 302/3.0

Spanish (Intermediate level):
6.0 units in SPAN 111/3.0 and SPAN 112/3.0
6.0 units in SPAN 204/3.0 and SPAN 205/3.0
6.0 units from SPAN 301/3.0 and SPAN 302/3.0 or SPAN 303/3.0 and SPAN 304/3.0

Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in partnership with the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, offers this certificate to current Queen’s students looking to gain a basic understanding of various Indigenous languages and cultures. Students will better understand these languages through instruction embedded in culturally rich and authentic practice, and be introduced to the many traditions, philosophies, and histories of Indigenous peoples.

The Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures  (INDC-C-ILC) is open to current undergraduate degree students at Queen’s. The Certificate can be taken in conjunction with a degree program, in which case the Arts and Science regulations about limited double counting of courses apply. All students enrolled in the Certificate in Indigenous Languages and Cultures need to meet the Faculty of Arts and Science 1.6 GPA. 

The Certificate consists of 15.0 units as described below: 


A. 9.0 units in MOHK 101/3.0, MOHK 102/3.0, INUK 101/3.0, INUK 102/3.0, LLCU 101/3.0, LLCU 102/3.0
B. 6.0 units in ANSH 101/3.0 and ANSH 102/3.0


A. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
B. No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University. 
For more information, please email llcu@queensu.ca.

Non-Credit Certificate in Organized Crime Prevention (COCP)

Non-Credit Certificate in Organized Crime Prevention Banner

The brand new Certificate in Organized Crime Prevention (COCP) program delivers vital knowledge and skills to identify, analyze and mitigate criminal activity. This 5-day program is crucial for professionals working in any industry where criminal activity may infiltrate best practices or threaten security such as border control, law enforcement, government, counter-terrorism and intelligence, banking, investment and risk management, accounting, law, business, and more. The participants will learn about the scope of the impact of organized crime on a local, national and global scale, discover legal strategies to detect and combat illegal activities as well as other useful information and skills to better understand the strategies and signals that organized crime networks employ.

More information: https://www.queensu.ca/llcu/certificate-organized-crime-prevention-foundations