Queen's University
Post-Secondary Students

Admission requirements for full time studies

Transfer from University:

  • First year transfer
    • Completed less than 24 units at Queen’s or another institution
    • Completed senior high school or university courses in math, english and two of: chemistry, biology and physics
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 for all university courses, and minimum high school average of 75%

First-year transfer students may be eligible to receive transfer credits. Transfer credits will be assessed upon acceptance to the program.

  • Upper Year Transfer
    • Completed more than 24 units at Queen’s or another institution
    • Completed senior high school or university courses in math, english and two of: chemistry, biology and physics
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 for all university courses

Upper-year transfer students can transfer a maximum of 24.0 units from their first degree program. All 24.0 units may be transferred as elective courses, or can be made up of a combination of core, option, and elective units, up to a maximum of 12.0 units for core courses and 6.0 units for option courses. Transfer credits will be assessed upon acceptance to the program.

  • Second degree
    • BHSc degree is sufficiently different from applicant’s first degree; see chart below to check for eligibility
    • Completed senior high school or university courses in math, english and two of: chemistry, biology and physics
    • Graduated from first degree program in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the last 48.0 units taken

Second degree students can transfer a maximum of 24.0 units from their first degree program. All 24.0 units may be transferred as elective courses, or can be made up of a combination of core, option, and elective units, up to a maximum of 12.0 units for core courses and 6.0 units for option courses. Transfer credits will be assessed upon acceptance to the program.

Transfer from College:

  • Completed one year of college
    • Applicants who have completed the first year of a College diploma, advanced diploma, or degree do not qualify for transfer credits and apply as high school graduates
      High School Applicant
  • One-Year College Certificate Graduates
    • Applicants who have completed a one-year college certificate apply as high school graduates unless an articulation agreement with the specific College Certificate program and the BHSc program is in place

  • Completed two years of college
    • Completed a two-year diploma or two years of a three-year diploma
    • Completed senior high school or university courses in math, English, and two of: chemistry, biology, and physics
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-) in courses taken
    • Eligible to receive up to 18.0 units of unspecified transfer credit
  • Completed three or more years of College
    • Completed a three-year diploma, three years of a four-year degree, or a four-year degree
    • Completed senior high school or university courses in math, English, and two of: chemistry, biology, and physics
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-)
    • Eligible to receive up to 24.0 units of unspecified transfer credit

Have a question? Our advisors are here to help.

Other Queen’s Degrees

PRIMARY (FIRST) DEGREE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE BHSC (4-YEAR) HONOURS DEGREE?
Nursing No
Chemical Engineering Yes
Engineering Chemistry Yes
BA Health Studies Yes
BAH Health Studies No
BSc Biochemistry Case by case
BScH Biochemistry Case by case
BSc Life Sciences Case by case
BScH Life Sciences No
BScH Environmental Life Sciences No
BSc Biology Case by case
BScH Biology Case by case
BCMP Biomedical Computing Case by case
BCMPH Biomedical Computing Case by case
Students who have graduated with any other program at Queen’s University are eligible to apply to the 4-year BHSc program as a second degree. If interested in whether you are eligible for the 3-year BHSc general degree program, please see the BHSc Admission Regulations.

 

Degrees from other Universities

INSTITUTION PRIMARY DEGREE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE BHSC (4-YEAR) HONOURS DEGREE?
Athabasca University Bachelor of Sciences (Online) Case by case
University of Alberta BSc Biological Sciences Case by case
University of Alberta BScH Biological Sciences No
University of British Columbia BSc (3-year) degree from the following programs: Biochemistry, Microbiology +/- Immunology, Cellular, Anatomical & Physiological Sciences, Pharmacology, Biotechnology Case by case
University of British Columbia BScH (4-year) degree from the following programs: Biochemistry, Microbiology +/- Immunology, Cellular, Anatomical & Physiological No
University of Ottawa BSc (3-year) degree in the following programs: Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biopharmaceutical Science Case by case
University of Ottawa BHSc(H) (3-year or 4-year) Health Sciences or BScH in the following programs: Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biopharmaceutical Science No
University of Saskatchewan BSc (3-year) degree in the following programs: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Immunology, Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology Case by case
University of Saskatchewan BScH (4-year) degree in the following programs: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Immunology, Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology No
University of Toronto BSc (3-year) degree in Life Sciences Case by case
University of Toronto BScH (4-year) degree in Life Sciences No
University of Waterloo BSc (3-year) degree in Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences Case by case
University of Waterloo BScH (4-year) degree in Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences No
University of Waterloo BSc Science (Online) Yes
Western University BHSc(H) (3-year or 4-year) Health Sciences No
Western University BMSc(H) (-year or 4-year) Medical Sciences No
All other programs will be assessed on a case by case basis. If you fall into the category of “Case by Case”, please contact a BHSc Advisor to be assessed for your eligibility.

Our interest student stream is designed for students who are interested in getting a degree, but don’t yet meet our admissions requirements.

Here’s how it works:

  • Apply as a non-degree interest student
  • Take up to 2 courses per semester
  • Start by taking these courses:
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in each course) in those first three courses to enter the degree program
  • OR keep taking courses out of interest and keep earning university credits, you’re already on your way to your career!

Still have questions? Contact us: bhscadvisor@queensu.ca