Admission requirements for direct entry into the BHSc honour's degree program:
Applicants applying for the BHSc program with previous university experience (exception: Second-Degree Applicants, see below) require:
- a minimum GPA of 2.7 for all university courses taken
- the high school prerequisites as outlined in the High School Applicant section (or university level courses in the same disciplines).
If you have completed less than 24 units (8 one-semester courses) at the university level: apply as a First-Year Applicant.
If you have taken 24 units (8 one-semester courses) or more at the university level: apply as an Upper-Year Transfer Applicant through Target X for the online BHSc degree program (fall, winter, or summer entry), or as an Upper-Year Transfer Applicant through OUAC for the on-campus BHSc degree program (fall entry only).
If you have completed a previous Bachelor's degree: If your previous degree is determined to be substantially different from the BHSc degree (as outlined by the Second Degree Regulations), you would apply as a Second Degree Applicant for the online BHSc program through Target X. We currently do not accept second-degree applicants to the on-campus BHSc program. Second-degree applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, which will be calculated from the most recent 48.0 Queen's equivalent units(16 single term courses) taken. The high school prerequisites are not required.
Transfer credits: All applicants who have previous university-level education may be eligible for transfer credits. The BHSc program accepts up to 24 units of transfer credits that can count towards the degree requirements. All 24 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. Courses can be submitted for transfer credit assessment upon acceptance to the program.
Students transferring from another program at Queen’s University can apply their previously taken Queen’s courses to their online BHSc degree. If previously taken Queen's courses are considered core or option courses in the BHSc curriculum, then they will count as such. If previously taken Queen's courses are not part of the BHSc curriculum, then they will count towards the 24.0 units of electives. If additional courses were taken outside of Queen’s, students may be eligible for up to an additional 24.0 units of transfer credits. Transfer credits will be assessed upon acceptance to the program. It is highly recommended that Queen's transfer students make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to determine which Queen’s courses will apply to their BHSc degree.
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.