Program News

New Programs

Bachelor of Health Studies

Queen’s University’s new Bachelor Health Sciences (BHSc) program is available both on-campus and online. This program is for students who are interested in a health-related career or are hoping to pursue future studies in the health professions – medicine, rehabilitation therapy, advanced studies in nursing, or other related graduate programs. 

The Queen’s BHSc program is built upon a competency framework. Students in the program will not only learn the course content, but will also learn how to apply and extend their knowledge by becoming effective advocates, collaborators, communicators, leaders, scholars and professionals. Our program is distinctive in that it aligns closely with the competencies of the health professions.

BHSc Students can focus their degree by taking one or more learning tracks:

  • Global and Population Health
  • Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation
  • Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Health and Disease
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics
  • Molecular Basis of Biology
  • Applied Research Methods in Health Science

Certificate Program

Queen’s University is expanding its popular suite of certificate programs to include four new offerings: 

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate is the first of its kind, bringing together 9 different faculties, schools, departments and service units. Housed within the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Dan School of Drama and Music, this certificate was designed to allow students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to execute entrepreneurial innovation. Students will have the opportunity to study and practice skills in marketing and promotion, as well as finance and business planning. Through a variety of interdisciplinary courses, students will be challenged to develop an entrepreneurial mindset while brainstorming, researching, designing and communicating ideas for innovation together with peers, end users, leadership teams, potential investors and various other key stakeholder

French for Professionals: Designed to provide students with the necessary language skills to effectively work in a bilingual professional environment, the Certificate in French for Professionals will help both new learners and current professionals establish the written and oral communication skills required to meet the specific needs of their workplace. Students will enhance their effective communication skills by applying new vocabulary and expressions in daily interactions, learning how to tailor language for specific business contexts, and constructing documentation necessary for workplace success. Through core courses, students will analyze case studies, participate in role-play activities, and create collaborative projects that simulate real work situations related to their professional area of interest.

Global Action and Engagement: This fully online certificate is for students seeking preparation for overseas work or volunteer and community engagement opportunities and who are looking to better understand global development issues and contexts. Through a variety of online courses, students will work collaboratively to investigate development changes, critically reflect on the relationship between development theory and practice, and propose and evaluate action-oriented solutions. Through the certificates core courses, students will take an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of concepts related to the political, economic, social and cultural forces that shape contemporary global interactions.

Indigenous Languages and Cultures: The department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre offers this certificate to 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.

Admissions Updates

New for 2018–2019

First Generation Student Admission Pathway

Queen's encourages participation in postsecondary education by first-generation students.  We offer first-generation candidates, including Pathways to Education students, Crown Wards, and members of the Boys and Girls Club Raising the Grade program an additional and alternative admission pathway to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Offers of admission will be made to first-generation candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential. Students will be introduced to the contacts and services available at the Student Experience Office and the Student Awards Office during the application process, and upon admission. Queen's University encourages students to access these services throughout their time at Queen's. Students who are admitted through this pathway will be encouraged to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all students at Queen's University. For more information, please visit Pathways and Policies.