Program News

New Programs

Concurrent Education/Fine Art

Queen’s University has expanded its popular array of Concurrent Education programs to include Fine Art. With Queen’s Con-Ed, students work on two degrees at the same time – in this case, a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) – both from day one. The Queen’s BFA program fosters development of the creative, technical, and critical studies required for studio practice in four interrelated areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture/new media. Combined with the highly regarded Queen’s BEd, this program is the perfect fit for students interested in pursuing a career in art education. (Program Code QTT)

Concurrent Education/Arts - Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle

Students in the Arts stream of the Queen’s Concurrent Education program will now have the opportunity to spend their entire first year of studies at the Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, England. Known simply as “the Castle”, this unique campus facilitates a learning experience that emphasizes small class sizes, hands-on learning, and development of the intercultural competencies necessary to be a leader in a globalized society. Students explore sites of political, cultural and historical interest, all while completing an academic program that will lay the foundation for future success. Students leave the BISC as sophisticated global citizens with strong analytical and problem-solving skills – important attributes for a future career in education, or any other field. (Program Code QIB)

Science – Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle

The First Year Science Program at the BISC provides an integrated experience that will not only prepare students to be successful in their science discipline of choice, but will also deliver the necessary critical thinking skills to foster career success. Students will be given an understanding of the role of science in global affairs and how knowledge of the scientific process can be used to affect change on a global scale. The BISC First Year Program is a package specifically designed to build on the Castle’s strengths small class sizes, vibrant community and international setting to provide a strong academic foundation and nurture crucial skills that will develop each student into a well-rounded scientist. (Program Code QIS)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program – Direct Entry to Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Direct Entry option to Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) allows students who have already identified ECE as their choice of discipline the opportunity to begin studying ECE-specific courses and content in first year. The ECE Innovation Stream focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills alongside the in-depth, world class technical education of Queen’s Engineering. Students will participate in team-based learning that focuses on product development and prototype demonstration. (Program Code QEC)

QBridge – English-Language Bridging Pathway

QBridge is an English-language bridging pathway to Queen’s University for students who are academically competitive for admission to a Queen's undergraduate degree program but who do not meet the required admission standard for English language proficiency. Students accepted to Queen’s through the QBridge pathway are required to complete the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program's fall and winter terms before progressing to their undergraduate degree studies the following September. The 1 + 4 (five years) pathway ensures students are linguistically, academically and culturally prepared to complete their Queen’s undergraduate degree studies.

Eligible Degree Programs

QBridge is available as a pathway to undergraduate degree programs in the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Science (Program Codes QXA, QXS)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Program Code QXE)