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On-Campus Degree

Welcome to the on-campus Bachelor of Health Sciences. Take specific health sciences courses right out of high school, where you’ll experience hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art anatomy and physiology labs and more. Combine innovative in-class and online studies for a truly unique educational experience that gives context to course material with real-world learning. You can select option courses from one or more of our six learning tracks to allow you to focus on the topics you are most interested.

The flipped classroom model of education, offered by the Queen’s BHSc program, uses teaching facilities specifically designed to enhance face-to-face interactions, enabling students to learn from each other and from course faculty in an effective manner. Using this approach, students are not restricted by the traditional delivery method, with the predefined hours of lecture-based learning. Instead, students are provided access to online modules to learn at their own pace prior to attending engaging, active learning classroom sessions where they will be expected to apply and integrate course material in a real-world context.

Tuition and fees
Tuition and fees

A Queen's education may be incomparable in many ways, but our tuition is easily compared to other schools.

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Application dates
Application dates

Applications for the on-campus Bachelor of Health Sciences will open in the fall through OUAC for the following September.

OUAC

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Talk to an Advisor

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Course highlights

We have a very distinctive style of learning and it involves what is called the flipped classroom. This is a classroom that is active. You're ready to discuss the materials that you've already been asked to reivew and have conversations with your peers about.

Dr. Michael Adams
Director of the Bachelor of Health Sciences

Focus your degree

Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Health and Disease

Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Health and Disease

If you have a curiosity for how the human body works, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Applied Research Methods in Health Sciences

Applied Research Methods in Health Sciences

If you have a curiosity for the way in which health-related research is conducted, with the inclination for advancing critical-reasoning skills, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Global and Population Health

Global and Population Health

If you have a curiosity for health of an entire population, as well as the ways in which health in populations are appropriately measured, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

If you are interested in the influence of microbes in health and disease and how our immune system responds to environmental stimuli, this learning track will be of interest to you.

Molecular Basis of Biology

Molecular Basis of Biology

If you have a curiosity for the fundamental processes of life and human disease at the molecular and cellular level, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics

Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics

If you have a curiosity for the beneficial and/or detrimental effects of drugs and environmental chemicals, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Program at a glance

Get the courses you need

Complete our Orientation Module prior to starting course work.

Take PHGY 170, ANAT 100, PHAR 100, BIOL 243, GLPH 171, and BMED 173. Also take 6.0 units of optional courses and 6.0 units of electives (which can include optional courses).

If you are planning on completing one (or more) of the six optional learning tracks, declare it with you Academic Advisor at the end of first year.

Get relevant experience

If in Kingston, see the AMS Clubs Directory or the Queens' Get Involved page for ideas to get involved. 

Other ways to become involved include volunteering for after-school children's programs, volunteering in retirement residences, aiding the integration of recent immigrants to Canada, or volunteering at veterinary clinics or a local animal shelter.

Get connected with the community

Volunteer with various community organizations, such as local charities, local organizations that cater to a specific at-risk population, hospitals, public health units, or larger, national or global organizations such as Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Red Cross, Medicins San Frontieres, Right to Play, or Me to We.

Get thinking globally

Think about international affairs and global health issues and how you would like to incorporate these areas into your degree.

Bilingualism opens up many job opportunities in Canada. Consider increasing your proficiency in French through Queen's courses or language clubs, city-run programs, or through apps such as Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, or Babble.

Get ready for life after graduation

Explore the BHSc program website to see how it can act as a stepping stone to a new healthcare career.

Need career advice? You can book a phone or Skype appointment with a career counsellor through MyCareer or call the Career Services reception at 613.533.2992.

Get the courses you need

Take PHGY 215, BMED 270, GLPH 271, BCHM 270, and one of MICR 270 or 271. Also take an additional 6.0 units of optional courses and 6.0 units of electives (which can include optional courses).

If you have declared one or more learning tracks, make sure that you are enrolled in the courses required to complete it. Review the courses available for each one on the BHSc website and register for them accordingly.

Get relevant experience

Look into attending, in person or by webcast, high profile Queen's conferences such as the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare, TEDxQueensU, or Queen's Healthcare and Business Conference.

Begin to engage with a community organization to ready yourself for GLPH 471.

Get connected with the community

Develop greater connections with the organizations that you volunteer for, taking on responsibilities or special projects that help the organization in a tangible manner.

Get thinking globally

If you're looking to internationalize your degree or to leverage your existing cross-cultural experience, start brainstorming about what kind of experience you would like to have.

BHSc online students are not eligible for exchange, but you can study at the Bader International Study Centre, or volunteer or work/intern abroad.

Get ready for life after graduation

Grappling with program decisions? Talk to one of the BHSc Academic Advisors by emailing bhscadvisor@queensu.ca

Look for opportunities to get hands-on experience in your field by becoming an intern at dental or veterinary clinics, in hospitals, or by looking for summer work opportunities in government/ private laboratories.

Get the courses you need

Take BMED 370, REPD 372, BMED 373, PHGY 370, and PHAR 270. Also take an additional 9.0 units of optional courses and 6.0 units of electives (which can include optional courses).

If you're planning to graduate after third year, switch into the General degree. Be aware that 4th year courses can be elective courses. If you have declared a learning track and are graduating with a general degree, make sure that you have completed the required courses for that track. Apply to graduate on SOLUS.

Get relevant experience

Begin (or continue) to engage with a community organization to ready yourself for GLPH 471. If you are looking for hands-on lab experience, consider our two-week intensive laboratory course, BMED 390 at Queen's.

Assess what experience you're lacking and fill in gaps with volunteering, clubs, or internships - contact Career Services for help.

Get connected with the community

Conduct targeted networking with those working in your careers of interest. Connect with Queen's professors in person, through video chat, or via email to learn about the career possibilities in a specific field.

Get thinking globally

If you are interested, apply as an upper year student to study at the Bader International Study Centre in the UK.

Build your intercultural competencies by getting involved with other cultures or by practicing or improving your language skills.

Get ready for life after graduation

Start focusing on areas of interest and research which educational requirements are needed; the program website can help you start. If needed, prepare to take any required tests (like the MCAT or Dental Aptitude Test) and research possible scholarships/bursary opportunities in your desired field.

Connect with Queen's alumni on LinkedIn.

Get the courses you need

Take GLPH 471 and REPD 473. Also take an additional 18.0 units of optional courses and 6.0 units of electives (which can incude option courses). If you have declared a learning track, make sure that the required courses to complete your track(s) are considered.

Apply to graduate on SOLUS.

Get relevant experience

Investigate full-time jobs or further education related to careers of interest. Ensure your LinkedIn profile is ready to be viewed by recruiters and potential employers; use Queen's Career Services resources to improve your page.

Join groups on LinkedIn reflecting specific careers or your topics of interest in Health Sciences.

Get connected with the community

Consider joining professional associations or scientific societies in your field of interest such as the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, the Canadian Nurses Association or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Some of these associations have their own internal field-specific job boards or resources that could be useful to you.

Get thinking globally

Check Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) resources for ideads to work/intern, or volunteer abroad. Prepare for work or studies in a multicultural environment by taking QUIC's online Intercultural Modules.

Get ready for life after graduation

Confirm requirements for full-time jobs or professional program applications or other opportunities related to careers of interest. Apply to jobs or future education, or make plans for other adventures. Get help from Career Services with resumes, interviews, grad school applications, or other decisions.

How to apply

Queen’s on-campus BHSc is a direct-entry program, requiring an 80% in 4U (or equivalent) English, 4U biology, 4U chemistry, and any 4U math. Although a minimum cumulative average of 75% (including prerequisite courses) is required for admission consideration, acceptance into the on-campus program will be competitive. That is, it is anticipated that the admission average will be over 90% for the on-campus BHSc.

At this time, the Bachelor of Health Sciences program is unable to accommodate transfer students from other programs at Queen’s or other universities. Queen’s also will not accept applications for dual or second degree students. Queen’s will only be accepting applications to first year studies at this time. If you have taken more than 6 units (2 courses) at university, you are ineligible for the on-campus BHSc program at this time.

Applications for the on-campus BHSc program at Queen’s will only be accepted using the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) using the code QH

To learn more, select the category that applies best to your current situation:

High school students
High school students

If you have recently completed or will soon be completing high school and have the high school prerequisites, apply to the BHSc degree program as a First Year Applicant.

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Other applicants
Other applicants

Have you completed a Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Certificate from a college that has an articulation agreement with the Queen's? You may be eligible for the on-campus degree.

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Career paths

Why choose Queen's University?

We challenge. We support. You succeed. As one of the top universities in Canada, you can expect to be exposed to innovative concepts, different ideas and new ways of thinking. Queen's takes an inclusive approach to the student experience and aims to ensure students feel supported, welcomed, and included. Starting the summer before you arrive with the SOAR program, and continuing through your time here, Queen's offers many programs and services dedicated to supporting your transition to university, your health and wellness, and your academic and career planning.

Campus Life

Life in Kingston

Live in one of the top five university towns in the world, according to the BBC.

Described by students as both “quaint” and “eclectic,” Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough for students, staff, and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home. Queen’s is located on a beautiful waterfront, just a 10-15-minute walk from downtown Kingston.

Kingston will quickly become your home-away-from-home. It is home to more restaurants per capita than any other city in Canada, has been labeled the “smartest city in Canada” with the highest number of PhDs per capita in the country, and if you enjoy exploring, you will also be able to easily travel from Kingston to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, New York State and more!