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Earn Two Degrees

The Dual Degree Plan is working on two degrees at the same time. The Engineering degree is the primary degree plan (Bachelor of Applied Science - BASc), and the Arts and Science degree (General degree) is the secondary degree plan.


The Faculty of Arts and Science offers 15 degree programs as dual degrees combined with your Engineering degree. All degrees are General Degrees.  You can find more information on The Faculty of Arts and Science website.



Application Periods

Summer Entrance - Dec 2 to April 1st

Fall Entrance - April 2 to June 1st

Winter Entrance - June 2nd to December 1st



*Application Fee for the dual degree is $100.00 payable at the time of submission.



Students wishing to withdraw from the Dual Degree Program must do so in writing to Admission Services. There are no academic or financial penalties associated with the withdrawal from the program.


If you have any general questions about whether or not you should apply please visit the dual degree website Dual Degree.


To set up an appointment with a Dual Degree Advisor which usually takes half an hour, contact Micheline Johnston.


Important things to know

1. It typically takes an extra year to complete a dual degree.

2. Entry to the Dual Degree Plan requires a minimum of one successful year of full-time study in Engineering program.

3. Students must be in good academic standing to apply for admission. Good academic standing means a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher depending on the program.

4. Students must apply for admission into the Dual Degree Plan on an internal application form through the Admission Services Office located in Gordon Hall. Please see Admission Regulation 6, which outlines requirements for acceptance to a dual degree in Arts & Science.

5. Up to a maximum of 60.0 units from the Engineering degree can be applied to the Arts and Science degree, which means that the student will only have to complete 30.0 additional units to obtain their Arts and Science degree.

6. Students must register for the additional Arts and Science secondary degree courses under their Arts and Science degree plan. For example, when dual degree students register on SOLUS they will have to select the specific degree plan first, and then select their courses that will be applied to that degree.

7. Additional courses required for the Arts and Science degree must all be completed at Queen's and the student will be charged Arts and Science course fees for the courses registered under the Arts and Science degree.

8. Any 'extra' Arts and Science courses that were completed under the Engineering degree, but are not required for the Engineering degree, CAN NOT be transferred over to the Arts and Science degree.

9. It is advisable for students to apply for admission into the Dual Degree Program in the 2nd or 3rd year of their BSCE because it will allow for more time to effectively plan the two degrees.

For example, a year 2 Engineering Chemistry student who wants to get a B.A. in Economics could take ECON 111 and ECON 112 as her/his Complementary Studies courses in the second year of the BSCE (assuming it fits into one's timetable), then she/he would have the pre-requisites ECON 111 and ECON 112 courses that would allow her/him to register in upper-year Economics courses under the Arts and Science degree later on.

The Complementary Studies courses required for the BSCE degree can be used as building blocks to obtain the concentration requirements for the Arts and Science degree.

10. Graduation Information: Students will receive a separate diploma for each degree program they complete, and they must apply to graduate for each degree program.



If, after reading this information and the related material, you want specific advice on how to plan the courses for both degrees, then contact the Undergraduate Chair or Academic Advisor in both the Engineering and Arts and Science department for your specific degree requirements. You can find the name and contact information for Undergraduate Chairs and Academic Advisors for each department in the online Academic Calendar

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2016, by M. Johnston