Admission requirements for direct entry into the BHSc honours program (on-campus or online):
All applicants applying for the BHSc program with previous college experience require:
- a minimum GPA of 2.7 in college courses
- the high school prerequisites as outlined in the High School Applicant section.
Are you taking a Pre-Health Sciences Certificate Program? Click here for the details on these agreements to see if we have partnered with your program.
Those eligible for direct entry should apply through OUAC (online or on-campus) or through the Queen's Webapp (online) as a First-Year Applicant.
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Note: If eligible, all students are admitted into the honours program (4-year degree) as a full-time student. If you would like to be a general (3-year degree) student or a part-time student, these changes can be made once you have accepted your offer of admission within the BHSc Office.
The length of your college experience will determine your eligibility for transfer credits:
- You have completed 1 year of college: Unless you are taking a program at a college with which we have an agreement (see list below), applicants who have completed one year of college will not be eligible for transfer credits.
- You have completed 2 years of college: If accepted, you will be eligible for up to 18 units of transfer credits that will count towards your electives for the BHSc program.
- You have completed 3+ years of college: If accepted, you will be eligible for up to 24 units of transfer credits that will count towards your electives for the BHSc program.
Courses can be submitted for transfer credit assessment upon acceptance to the program.
Queen's University currently has articulation agreements with the following 16 Ontario colleges. These agreements allow graduates of the colleges’ Pre-Health Sciences advanced pathway who enroll in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program to gain advance standing.
- Algonquin College
- Cambrian College
- Conestoga College
- Durham College
- Fanshawe College
- Fleming College
- George Brown College
- Georgian College
- Humber College
- Loyalist College
- Mohawk College
- Niagara College
- Northern College
- Seneca College
- Sheridan College
- St. Lawrence College
Our interest student stream is designed for students who are interested in getting an online degree, but don’t yet meet our admissions requirements. To be eligible to apply as an interest student, you must be over 21 years of age in the calendar year of admission, or have already completed at minimum the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. Please note that the Interest category is not intended as a pathway for students who wish to apply to on-campus studies.
Here’s how it works:
- Apply as a "non-degree interest student" to the online BHSc program through the Queen's Webapp. You will NOT be asked to submit any transcripts.
- Take up to 2 courses per semester. Start by taking these courses:
- PHGY 170
- ONE of ANAT 100 or PHAR 100
- ONE of GLPH 171 or IDIS 173
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in each course, excluding repeated courses) in those first three courses to be eligible to enter the degree program. Repeat courses cannot be used for the accelerated progression route, but can be used in the alternate progression route.
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We offer Indigenous candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program, known as the Indigenous Admission Policy. Indigenous candidates apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry. Candidates must meet the general admission requirements for each program and deadlines for undergraduate admission, including completion of the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE).
Candidates seeking admission consideration under this policy should submit a separate letter to the Indigenous Community Liaison stating that they wish to be considered under this policy along with proof of Indigenous ancestry (First Nation, Status/Non-Status, Métis or Inuit). Admission to Queen’s University will depend on the assessment of the student’s program pre-requisites (or equivalencies) as well as the student’s overall average and submission of the PSE and/or SE. The number of students admitted each year under this policy will be determined in the annual enrolment plan upon consultation with the faculties and schools.
Queen’s encourages participation in post-secondary education by First-Generation students. A first-generation student is a student who is within the first-generation of their family to pursue post-secondary education in Canada.
A student could be eligible for this pathway if:
- Their parents did not pursue a post secondary education
- Their parents pursued a post-secondary education outside of Canada
- They have a sibling that has attended a post-secondary institution and their parents have either not pursued a post secondary education or have done so outside of Canada
- For more information about who qualifies for this pathway, visit https://www.queensu.ca/admission/pathways-and-policies/first-generation
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our First-Generation Recruitment Representative. The first-generation Recruitment Representative is available to support you from the moment you consider applying to the summer before you start your first year. with an Admission Coordinator.