Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Academic Programs

By the Royal Charter granted to Queen’s College on 16 October 1841, it is “willed, ordained, and granted that the said College shall be deemed and taken to be a University, and that the students in the said College shall have the liberty and faculty of taking the degree of Bachelor, Master, and Doctor in the several Arts Faculties”. The degrees and certificates at present conferred through the Faculty of Arts and Science are outlined below.

Degree Programs in Arts and Science

  1. To preserve sufficient alternatives for future study, students on a degree program are required to take, within the first 30.0 units in which they register, 18.0 units numbered 100 or above in three different subjects.  
  2. The following Programs will lead to a degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science:
    1. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [-BAH]
      To consist of the following Plan types plus additional elective units to total 114.0 units (for students admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science prior to the Fall Term 2017), or 120.0 units (for students admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science in the Fall Term 2017 and later):
      1. Major (Arts): Consists of 60.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units: 6.0 units at the 100 level or above, 18.0 units at the 200 level or above, 18.0 units at the 300 level or above, and the remaining units at any level.
      2. Major (Arts) – Minor (Arts, Science or Computing): Consists of the Major (Arts) Plan requirements and the General (Arts, Science or Computing) Plan requirements in a second subject.
      3. Medial (Arts): Two Medial (Arts) Plans in two different subjects. Each Medial (Arts) Plan consists of 42.0 core and option units and up to 6.0 supporting units: 6.0 units at the 100 level or above, 12.0 units at the 200 level or above, 12.0 units at the 300 level or above, and the remaining units at any level. The MATH and STAT Medial Plans may not be combined.  See Section 4.A. for restrictions on Plan combinations.
      4. Specialization (Arts): Consists of 84.0 core and option units in two or more disciplines, organized around a particular period, culture, or problem.
      The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree may be taken concurrently with the Bachelor of Education degree offered by the Faculty of Education.
      The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree plus 6.0 units in professional internship courses will result in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with Professional Internship.
    2. Bachelor of Arts [-BA]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units:
      1. General (Arts): Consists of 30.0 core and option units and up to 6.0 supporting units: 6.0 units at the 100 level or above, 12.0 units at the 200 level or above, and the remaining units at any level. These Plan requirements may alternatively be used towards the Minor (Arts) requirements of a Major-Minor Plan combination.
    3. Bachelor of Computing (Honours) [-BCH]
      To consist of the following Plan types plus additional elective units to total 120.0 units:
      1. Major (Computing): Consists of 60.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units.
      2. Major (Computing) – Minor (Arts or Science): Consists of the Major (Computing) Plan requirements and the General (Arts or Science) Plan requirements in a second subject.
      3. Specialization (Computing): Consists of a maximum of 108.0 core and option units.
    4. Bachelor of Computing [-BCP]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units. At least 48.0 units must be in the Sciences and/or Mathematics.
      1. General (Computing): Consists of 36.0 core and option units and 12.0 supporting units: 6.0 units at the 100 level, 12.0 units at the 200 level, and the remaining units at any level.
    5. Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) [-BFH]
      To consist of the following Plan types plus additional elective units to total 120.0 units:
      1. Major (Fine Art): Consists of 60.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units.
      2. Major (Fine Art) – Minor (Arts, Science or Computing): Consists of the Major (Fine Art) Plan requirements and the General (Arts, Science or Computing) Plan requirements in a second subject.
      The Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) degree may be taken concurrently with the Bachelor of Education degree offered by the Faculty of Education.
    6. Bachelor of Fine Art [-BFA]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units:
      1. General (Fine Art): Consists of 66.0 core and option units. These Plan requirements may not be used towards the Minor requirements of a Major-Minor Plan combination.
    7. Bachelor of Music [-BMS]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 126.0 units:
      1. Specialization (Music): Consists of a maximum of 108.0 core and option units.
      The Bachelor of Music degree may be taken concurrently with the Bachelor of Education degree offered by the Faculty of Education.
    8. Bachelor of Music Theatre [-BMT]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units:
      1. General (Music Theatre): Consists of 69.0 core and option units. These Plan requirements may not be used towards the Minor requirements of a Major-Minor Plan combination.
    9. Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours) [-BPH]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 120.0 units:
      1. Specialization (Physical and Health Education): Consists of a maximum of 81.0 core and option units.
    10. Bachelor of Physical and Health Education [-BPE]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units:
      1. General (Physical and Health Education): Consists of 57.0 core and option units.  These Plan requirements may not be used towards the Minor requirements of a Major-Minor Plan combination.
    11. Bachelor of Science (Honours) [-BSH]
      To consist of the following Plan types plus additional elective units to total 120.0 units:
      1. Major (Science): Consists of 60.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units.
      2. Major (Science) – Minor (Arts, Science or Computing): Consists of the Major (Science) Plan requirements and the General (Arts, Science or Computing) Plan requirements in a second subject.  See Section 4.B. for restrictions on Plan combinations.
      3. Specialization (Science): Consists of a maximum of 108.0 core and option units.
      The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree may be taken concurrently with the Bachelor of Education degree offered by the Faculty of Education.
      The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree plus 6.0 units in professional internship courses will result in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree with Professional Internship.
    12. Bachelor of Science [-BSC]
      To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units. At least 48.0 units must be in the Sciences and/or Mathematics.
      1. General (Science): Consists of 30.0 to 36.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units: 6.0 units at the 100 level, 12.0 units at the 200 level, and the remaining units at any level. These Plan requirements may alternatively be used towards the Minor (Science) requirements of a Major-Minor Plan combination.
  3. Overlap in Degree Plans
    The following rules indicate how courses are to be counted for credit towards a Program where the course requirements of two Plans included in said Program overlap.
    1. Core and Option Courses: When Plans are combined, the core and option courses used to fulfill the requirements of one Plan cannot be counted towards the core and option requirements of the second Plan.
      1. Major-Minor combinations
        Where there is overlap in the core, the course(s) must be counted as part of the Major Plan and alternate course(s) must be chosen for the Minor Plan, in consultation with the Department administering the Minor Plan. Alternates may not be allowed where the Department believes that such alternates will compromise the integrity of the degree. Where there is overlap between the core in one Plan, and the options in another, or between options in the two Plans, a different option must be chosen.
      2. Medial combinations
        Where there is overlap in the core, alternate course(s) must be chosen, in consultation with both Departments administering the Medial Plans.

        Alternates may not be allowed where the Departments believe that such alternates will compromise the integrity of the degree. Where there is overlap between the core in one Plan, and the options in another, or between options in the two Plans, a different option must be chosen.
    2. Supporting and Additional Required Courses: When Plans are combined the supporting courses and any additional required courses in one Plan may be counted towards any of the core, option, supporting or additional requirements of the second Plan.
  4. Plan Restrictions
    Due to significant overlap with required courses in two Plans, the following restrictions apply to Plan combinations:
    1. The MATH and STAT medial and minor Plans may not be combined.
    2. The following Major-Minor Plans may not be combined:
      1. BIOL Major – BCHM Minor
      2. CHEM Major – BCHM Minor
      3. BCHM Major – CHEM Minor
      4. BCHM Major – LISC Minor
      5. LISC Major  – BCHM Minor 
  5. Certificate Programs in Arts and Science

    Programs that consist of between 12.0 and 18.0 core and option units will lead to a Certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

    Certificate Programs may be taken concurrently with any Queen’s Bachelor’s degree, or as stand-alone credentials. Students who are registered in a degree program as well as a certificate program(s) may count up to 50% of the units required for the certificate towards the requirements of both the certificate and the degree program. The remaining units must be completed in addition to those required for the degree program.

  6. Overlap in Degree Plans and Certificates
    When a student registers in one or more Plans and one or more certificate programs, the core, option and supporting courses used to fulfill the requirements of the Plan can also be counted towards the core and option requirements of the certificate(s), subject to the limitation in Regulation 5 above.
  7. Electives
    Electives are defined as those courses chosen by the student to fulfill all the remaining unit requirements of a Program and which are not defined by the Plan(s) it contains.
    1. Electives may be chosen freely from the following list of subject codes, subject only to those qualifications noted in 7.B. below, and prerequisites:
      ASC_Course Catalogue
      ANAT; ANSH; ARAB; ARTF; ARTH; ASCX; ASTR;
      BCHM; BIOL; BIOM; BISC; BLCK
      CANC; CHEM; CHIN; CISC; CLST; COCA; COGS; COMP; CRSS; CWRI;
      DDHT; DEVS; DRAM;
      ECON; EMPR; ENGL; ENGX; ENIN; ENSC; EPID;
      FILM; FREN; FRST;
      GEOL; GNDS; GPHY; GREK; GRMN;
      HEBR; HIST; HLTH;
      IDIS; INDG; INTS; INUK; ITLN;
      JAPN; JWST;
      KINE; KNPE;
      LANG; LATN; LIBS; LING; LISC; LLCU;
      MAPP; MATH; MICR; MOHK; MUSC; MUTH;
      NSCI;
      PACT; PATH; PHAR; PHED; PHGY; PHIL; PHYS; POLS; PORT; PPEC; PSYC;
      RELS; REPD
      SOCY; SOFT; SPAN; STAM; STAT; STSC; SURP;
      UNSP;
      WRIT;
    2. The following qualifications apply to the list in 7.A.:
      1. No courses denoted as exclusions or equivalencies;
      2. Except for the Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) Programs, no more than 24.0 units in ARTF;
      3. Only in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours) Programs, PACT courses may be used;
      4. Only in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Programs, Geography Plans, up to 6.0 units may be used from SURP 844; SURP 851; SURP 853; SURP 855; SURP 870; SURP 874;
      5. Up to 12.0 units from MUSC_Ensembles (MUSC 100; MUSC 112; MUSC 115; MUSC 160 ; MUSC 161 ; MUSC 162 ; MUSC 163 ; MUSC 164 ; MUSC 165 ; MUSC 166 ; MUSC 167 ; MUSC 168 ; MUSC 169; MUSC 178 ; MUSC 179 ; MUSC 200; MUSC 212; MUSC 215; MUSC 260 ; MUSC 261 ; MUSC 262 ; MUSC 263 MUSC 264 ; MUSC 265 MUSC 266 ; MUSC 267 MUSC 268 MUSC 269 ; MUSC 278 ; MUSC 279 ; MUSC 300; MUSC 312; MUSC 315; MUSC 360 ; MUSC 361 MUSC 362 MUSC 363 MUSC 364 MUSC 365 MUSC 366 MUSC 367 MUSC 368 MUSC 369 ; MUSC 378 ; MUSC 379 ; MUSC 400; MUSC 412; MUSC 415; MUSC 460 MUSC 461 MUSC 462 MUSC 463 MUSC 464 MUSC 465 MUSC 466 MUSC 467 MUSC 468 MUSC 469 ; MUSC 478 ; MUSC 479 ; but only if completed in 2013-14 or later.
  8. Courses in Other Faculties and Schools
    With the exception of the Plans indicated below, a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

    Students who transfer from another post-secondary institution may however count up to 24.0 units in COMM courses, plus any non-Arts and Science courses that are deemed to be transferrable to the Faculty of Arts and Science, toward the Program and Plan requirements, subject to the limitations in Academic Regulations 16.1.3 and 16.2.3. However, after their admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science, such students may not count any further courses offered by other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s toward the requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

    Subject to the limitation above, the following courses offered by other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s are approved for Arts and Science students:
    1. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

      (elective)  MECH 333;
      (Biotechnology Plan only)  CHEE 229; CHEE 342; CHEE 380; CHEE 405 ; CHEE 440; CHEE 450; CHEE 484

      (Computing Plans only)  APSC 221; ELEC 470; ELEC 471 ; ELEC 474; ELEC 476 ; ELEC 478

      (Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation only)  9.0 units from BMED 271 ; BMED 471 ; CHEE 302; COMM 201; GLPH 271; GLPH 471; LAW 204

      Other courses from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science may be used towards both Program and Plan requirements in the Faculty of Arts and Science, subject to (in the case of Plans) departmental permission and (in the case of Program requirements) permission of the Associate Dean (Academic). Permission to enrol in any Engineering and Applied Science course must be sought from both the Associate Deans (Academic) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Faculty of Arts and Science (Academic Regulation 3.6). Students who transfer from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science may also use approved courses towards the Program and Plan requirements in Arts and Science (Admission Regulation 5.3). Those courses usable in the new degree Program and Plan, together with their Arts and Science equivalencies, shall be communicated to the student upon admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science. Note that the unit weighting system in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.0 units and a two-term course as 6.0 units. The Academic Advisement tool will be reprogrammed accordingly to reflect this change in weighting.

      Students who transfer from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science may count all courses taken that are deemed to be transferrable to the Faculty of Arts and Science, with no limitation, toward the Program and Plan requirements in Arts and Science (Admission Regulation 5.3). However, after their admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science, such students may not count any further courses offered by other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s toward the requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
    2. Faculty of Health Sciences
      (elective) BMED 381; BMED 384; BMED 470;  BMED 480; BMED 483; GLPH 271; GLPH 385; GLPH 471; GLPH 472; GLPH 493; HSCI 270HSCI 383 NURS 100; NURS 323; NURS 326 ; NURS 425;
      (Biochemistry and Life Sciences Plans only) 9.0 units from BMED 270 ; BMED 370 ; BMED 373 ; BMED 381; BMED 383 ; BMED 384; BMED 470; BMED 480; BMED 482 ; BMED 483
    3. (Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation only) 9.0 units from BMED 271 ; BMED 471 ; CHEE 302; COMM 201; GLPH 271; GLPH 471; LAW 204

      Courses from the School of Nursing other than those listed above may be counted toward the Program and Plan requirements in the Faculty of Arts and Science, subject to (in the case of Plan requirements) departmental permission and (in the case of Program requirements) permission of the Associate Dean (Academic). Students who transfer from the School of Nursing may also count approved courses toward the Program and Plan requirements in Arts and Science (Admission Regulation 5.3). However, after their admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science, such students may not count any further courses offered by other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s toward the requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

      Students who transfer from the Bachelor of Health Sciences program may count up to 12.0 units in BMED courses toward the Program and Plan requirements in Arts and Science (Admission Regulation 5.3). However, after their admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science, such students may not count any further courses offered by other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s toward the requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
    4. Faculty of Law
      (elective) LAW 201; LAW 202; LAW 203; LAW 204; LAW 205; LAW 206; LAW 207
      (Political Studies Plans only) LAW 201
      (Gender Studies Plans only) LAW 516; LAW 533
      (Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation only) 9.0 units from BMED 271 ; BMED 471 ; CHEE 302; COMM 201; GLPH 271; GLPH 471; LAW 204
       
    5. Smith School of Business
      (elective) COMM courses numbered below 600
      (Economics Plans only) COMM 211; COMM 221
      (Applied Economics Plan only)  9.0 units from COMM 211; COMM 221; COMM 311; COMM 313; COMM 322; COMM 323; COMM 324; COMM 325 ;COMM 326; COMM 327 ; COMM 329
      (Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation only) 9.0 units from BMED 271 ; BMED 471 ; CHEE 302; COMM 201; GLPH 271; GLPH 471; LAW 204

      Students who transfer from the Smith School of Business may count up to 24.0 units in COMM courses, plus any non-Arts and Science courses that are deemed to be transferrable to the Faculty of Arts and Science, toward the Program and Plan requirements in Arts and Science (Admission Regulation 5.3). Students in the Applied Economics Major may count up to the maximum number of COMM courses allowed as options in that Plan. However, after their admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science, such students may not count any further courses offered by other Faculties and Schools at Queen’s toward the requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
  9. Courses in the Sciences and Mathematics
    All B.Sc. and B.Cmp. General (Science or Computing) degrees require 48.0 units to be chosen from the Sciences and/or Mathematics. In addition, some Plans have similar requirements. Unless specifically defined in a particular Plan, courses in the Sciences and Mathematics shall be deemed as follows:

    ASC_Science
    ANAT;
    ASTR;
    BCHM;
    BIOL;
    BIOM;
    BMED 270 ; BMED 370 ; BMED 372 ; BMED 380 ; BMED 381; BMED 383 ; BMED 384; BMED 470; BMED 473 ; BMED 480; BMED 482 ; BMED 483
    CANC;
    CHEE 209;
    CHEM;
    CISC;
    COGS;
    COMM 162;
    COMP;
    CRSS;
    DDHT;
    ECON 250;
    ENSC 201; ENSC 301; ENSC 307; ENSC 320; ENSC 407; ENSC 425; ENSC 471; ENSC 480;
    EPID;
    GEOL;
    GLPH 472;
    GPHY_Physical; GPHY_Tech/Methods;
    HLTH 230; HLTH 331;
    KNPE 125; KNPE 153; KNPE 225; KNPE 227; KNPE 251; KNPE 254; KNPE 255; KNPE 261; KNPE 327;KNPE 339; KNPE 354; KNPE 355;KNPE 425;  KNPE 427 ; KNPE 429; KNPE 439; KNPE 450; KNPE 454; KNPE 455; KNPE 459; KNPE 493;
    LISC;
    MATH;
    MICR;
    NSCI;
    NURS 323; NURS 324;
    PATH;
    PHAR;
    PHGY;
    PHYS;
    POLS 385;
    PSYC 100; PSYC 101; PSYC 103; PSYC 202; PSYC 203PSYC 221; PSYC 271; PSYC 299; PSYC 300 ; PSYC 301; PSYC 302; PSYC 450; PSYC_Cognitive; PSYC_BehaviouralNeuroscience 
    REPD;
    SOCY 210; SOCY 211/;
    SOFT;
    STAM; STAT
    (Note that the GPHY and PSYC course lists noted here may be found in the Degree Plans and Course Lists section of this Calendar.)
  10. Courses in the Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
    Some B.Cmp.(Honours) degrees require Complementary Courses to be chosen from the Humanities, Languages or Social Sciences. In addition, some other Plans have similar requirements. Unless specifically defined in a particular Plan, courses in the Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences shall be deemed as follows:

    ASC_Humanities_Languages_Social_Science
    ANSH;
    ARAB;
    ARTF;
    ARTH;
    BISC;
    BLCK;
    CHIN;
    CLST;
    COCA;
    CWRI;
    DEVS;
    DRAM;
    ECON (except ECON 250);
    EMPR;
    ENGL; ENGX;
    ENIN;
    ENSC (except those courses listed above in ASC_Science);
    FILM;
    FREN; FRST;
    GLPH 271; GLPH 385; GLPH 471; GLPH 493
    GNDS;
    GPHY_Human;
    GREK;
    GRMN;
    HEBR;
    HIST;
    HLTH (except HLTH 230; HLTH 331);
    IDIS;
    INTS;
    INUK;
    ITLN;
    JAPN;
    JWST;
    KNPE 167; KNPE 203; KNPE 237; KNPE 253 ; KNPE 265; KNPE 300; KNPE 331; KNPE 335; KNPE 336; KNPE 337; KNPE 338; KNPE 345; KNPE 346; KNPE 353 ; KNPE 363; KNPE 365; KNPE 367; KNPE 397; KNPE 400; KNPE 430; KNPE 433; KNPE 436; KNPE 446; KNPE 463; KNPE 465; KNPE 473;
    LANG; LING; LLCU;
    LATN;
    LIBS;
    MAPP;
    MOHK;
    MUSC; MUTH;
    PACT; PHED;
    PHIL;
    POLS (except POLS 385);
    PORT;
    PPEC;
    PSYC 100; PSYC 101; PSYC 102; PSYC 231; PSYC 241; PSYC 235; PSYC 236; PSYC 251; PSYC_Clinical; PSYC_Developmental 
    RELS;
    SOCY (except SOCY 210; SOCY 211);
    SPAN;
    STSC;
    WRIT
    (Note that the GPHY and PSYC course lists noted here may be found in the Degree Plans and Course Lists section of this Calendar.)