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At this time, anyone who has taken more than 6 units (equivalent to 2 one-semester courses) at the university level are ineligible for the on-campus BHSc degree, but remain eligible for the online BHSc degree.

Admission requirements for direct entry into the BHSc honour's degree program (on-campus or online):

All applicants applying for the BHSc program with previous university experience require:

  • a minimum GPA of 2.7 in your most recent 48 units (equivalent to 16 one-semester courses)
  • 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 through the Queen's Webapp.

If you have taken 24 units (8 one-semester courses) or more at the university level: apply as an Upper-Year Transfer Applicant through the Queen's Webapp.

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 through the Queen's Webapp.

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.

 Have a question? Our advisors are here to help.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Applicants who would like to transfer to Queen’s online BHSc from another institution 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.

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

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 BMED 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.
  • 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

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.

For additional information, please visit https://www.queensu.ca/admission/pathways-and-policies/indigenous or contact the Indigenous Outreach Liaison at fd.recruiter@queensu.ca.

Queen’s encourages participation in post-secondary education by First-Generation students. We offer First-Generation candidates, including Pathways to Education students, Crown Wards, and members of the Boys and Girls Club Raising the Grade program, an additional and alternative admission pathway to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Offers of admission will be made to First-Generation candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential. Students will be introduced to the contacts and services available at the Student Experience Office and the Student Awards Office during the application process, and upon admission.

Queen’s University encourages students to access these services throughout their time at Queen’s. Students who are admitted through this pathway will be encouraged to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all students at Queen’s University.

For more information, please contact admission@queensu.ca to get in touch with an Admission Coordinator.