Academic Programs and Supports

Overview

You can choose from a variety of academic programs at Queen’s, and you will likely find a program that sparks your interest. This section lists some examples of the academic programs you can take at Queen’s. Academic programming and support areas are specific to the different faculties and schools.

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Academic Programs

In the Faculty of Arts and Science, you’ll learn to analyze, think and judge independently. Programs you can take include Computing, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Languages, in addition to the Creative Arts and Humanities.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offers rigorous engineering programs that prepare you for leadership in a global society. If you choose this faculty, you will share a common first year with all engineering students that will introduce you to the full range of engineering disciplines available at Queen’s.

The Faculty of Education offers you innovative programs that lead to teacher certification, graduate programs involving research in education and preparation for a variety of careers. There’s also a Concurrent Education program that allows you to pursue your teacher training while you complete your undergraduate degree.

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is suited to Indigenous students who are interested in Indigenous education. It may be of particular interest to mature students and those with experience in Indigenous education. ATEP features courses with Indigenous-specific content, as well as practice teaching placements in First Nations schools. Queen’s also offers a Master of Aboriginal and World Indigenous Educational Studies (AWIES).

The Faculty of Health Sciences asks questions, seek answers, advances care and inspires change. It is home to the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

The Smith School of Business allows you to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce or graduate programs such as a Master of Business Administration. The school’s innovative approach to business education graduates leaders with global perspectives, creates new knowledge and advances business and society.

At the School of Policy Studies, you’ll research, debate and interact with the non-academic world in the fields of public policy and administration. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is focused on the analysis, development and implementation of policy, to prepare you for careers in the public and non-profit sectors. In partnership with the First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI), part of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, the School of Policy Studies offers courses in Indigenous Policy and Governance each year.

The Faculty of Law advances your understanding of the law through innovative teaching and scholarship. It offers you a full range of law degrees, from the 3-year Juris Doctor (JD) professional degree in law to the distinguished graduate Master of Laws (LLM) and Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD) programs.

Through the School of Graduate Studies, you can set your ideas in motion and create an impact on the world. You can choose from 120 graduate degree programs in more than 50 departments and centres of research.

Be sure to check out all of Queen’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

Queen’s offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university. The following are some of the academic services you can access at Queen’s.

The Queen’s Learning Commons (QLC) is a meeting place that’s also a hub of services that supports your academic success. You can access a number of resources, workshops and seminars to improve your skills, as well as one-on-one professional consultations.

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers academic support services to undergraduate and graduate students who want to enhance or fine-tune their skills. Services you can access include coaching in study skills, limiting procrastination and reading texts efficiently and effectively.

The Writing Centre, which is a unit of SASS and a partner in the Queen’s Learning Commons, meets with writers at all levels and any stage of the writing process. You can get help with any type of academic writing – essays, reports, labs, dissertations and more. You can also use one-on-one consultations to work through writer’s block or brainstorm ideas.

Aboriginal Access to Engineering (AAE), working in partnership with the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, provides culturally relevant student support services to Indigenous students enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Supports include access to tutoring and exam prep sessions and mentoring opportunities with practicing Indigenous engineers.

Students may wish to access the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre Resource Library or the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Resource Library. The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre also provides exam support and academic advising.

To find out more about Queen’s academic supports, visit Queen’s Academic Support website.

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