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Queen's University
 

Faculty of Arts & Science, School of Business, School of Computing, School of Nursing

International Baccalaureate Course Equivalencies 

Students are eligible to receive a maximum of eighteen (18) transfer credits units for Higher Level courses with a final grade of 5 or greater.  

TRANSFER CREDITS AVAILABLE - CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
(April 2014)

Higher Level Course  Queen's Equivalent Course  Queen's Weight  Comments: Exclusions, Exemptions, etc. 
Biology 

BIOL 102

BIOL 103 

3

3

 
Chemistry  CHEM 112  6 Exclusion CHEM 116 
Chinese (A2)  CHIN 2UNS 

6

Exclusion CHIN 200 
Classical Languages 

LATN 110 or 

GREK 112 

6  
Computer Science  CISC 121  3  
Dance  UNSP 1UNS  6  
Economics  ECON 110  6 Exclusion ECON 111, 112 
English (A1 & A2)  No credit given. (Effective September 2011)

 
Environmental Systems  ENSC 1UNS  6  
Film  FILM 1 UNS  *** 
French (A1 or A2)  FREN 221  6 Exclusion FREN 220 
French B (Score 5)  FREN 100  Exclusion FREN 101, 102, 110 
French B (Score 6 or 7)  FREN 110  6 Exclusion 100, 101, 102 
Geography  GPHY 1UNS  6 Exclusion GPHY 101, 102 
German (Language A2) 

GRMN 101

GRMN 102 

3

3

Exclusion GRMN 100 
History  HIST 1UNS  6 ** 
Information Technology  CISC 081   
Mandarin (B)  CHIN 1UNS  6 Exclusion CHIN 100 
Mathematics  MATH 121  6 Exclusion MATH 120, 122, 123, 124, 126; COMM 161 **** 
Music  MUSC 1UNS  6  
Philosophy  PHIL 115  6  
Physics  PHYS 1UNS  3 Exclusion PHYS 107, 117
Psychology  PSYC 1UNS  Exclusion PSYC 100 * 
Social & Cultural Anthropology  UNSP 1UNS  6  
Spanish & Italian (B)  UNSP 1UNS  6  
Language X (B)  UNSP 1UNS  6  

Notes:

  1. "UNSP 1UNS" means an unspecified elective credit at the first year level.
  2. All students wishing to pursue a concentration in Film and Media Studies must take FILM 110 at Queen's. 
  3. All students wishing to pursue a concentration in History must take 6 credit units at the 100-level in History in addition to the transfer credit given.
  4. All first year Commerce students  must  take COMM 161. 
  5. All students wishing to complete an Honours degree in Psychology must take PSYC 100 at Queen's. 
  6. There are a number of courses for which Queen's does not grant credit, regardless of a student's score.  Those courses are English, Business Management, Design and Technology, Theatre, Visual Art and World Religions.  Also, no credit is currently granted for Theory of Knowledge or the Extended Essay. 

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