Internal Transfer Students to the Faculty of Arts and Science

Applicants who wish to transfer to the Faculty of Arts and Science from another Faculty, School or Distance Studies at Queen’s University may apply to transfer as Internal Transfer students for 2014-15. Transfer students must meet the admission requirements for the Faculty and specific departmental criteria, however, meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.  Since there are limited spaces, we encourage you to apply early.

How it works

Queen’s students from other Faculties, Schools or Distance Studies must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) for admission to on-campus study in the Faculty of Arts and Science. See Undergraduate Admission for more details.

A student’s previous academic record from another Faculty, School or Distance Studies at Queen’s continues to be relevant in assessing his or her admission to, and performance in, the Faculty of Arts and Science. In particular, the cumulative GPA will be calculated on all courses attempted during the student’s Undergraduate Career at Queen’s and will be utilized when assessing admission, academic progression, prerequisites and any other purpose specified under the Academic Regulations. Should an applicant have completed 132.0 or more units at the point of admission or subsequently complete 132.0 or more units and have a GPA of less than 1.90, they shall be deemed ineligible to proceed to an honours degree, and will be restricted to General Degree only.

What's possible?

Students may apply to transfer to honours degree Plans through OUAC. To apply for a 3-year degree Plan, please contact the Faculty Office.

Due to enrollment pressure, not all Faculty of Arts and Science departments are able to accommodate upper-year internal transfer students. Please note that some degree Plan's admission averages and departmental requirements are higher than the minimums stated by the Faculty.  Note that once admitted, upper-year Internal Transfer students will not be permitted to transfer in subsequent years into a degree Plan that was closed to internal transfer students at the time of admission or that closes subsequently. 

Degree Plans with capacity to accept Internal transfer applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year are listed below. If a degree Plan is not listed, it is at capacity and cannot accept Internal transfer applicants. Plans with limited space are in BOLD. Plans with higher than standard admission averages are in Italics. To inquire about specific admission requirements, contact Undergraduate Admission.

Humanities Social Sciences Creative Arts Physical & Mathematical Sciences Natural and Life Sciences
Art History Cognitive Sciences Drama Astrophysics
Classical Studies Economics Music (BA,BAH, BMUS) Chemistry Biology and Mathematics
English Language and Literature
Gender Studies Visual Art (first year); and 3.0 units each in drawing, painting, 2-D fundamentals and 3-D fundamentals, at the first-year university level;portfolio Computing  Biomedical Computing
French Studies Geography
Computing and Mathematics
Environmental Science
Greek Sociology
Geography Life Sciences
German Studies  
Indigenous Studies*

Mathematical Physics  
  Software Design  
  Jewish Studies*
 Medieval Studies*    
Religious Studies    
Spanish & Latin American Studies*    
World Languages*    

*   reflects plans that are offered only as 3-year general degrees