Internal Transfers

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. 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 space is limited, we encourage students to apply early.

How it works

Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for directions to apply.

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 prior to admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science or subsequently complete 132.0 or more units, and have a GPA of less than 1.90, they shall be:

  1. deemed ineligible to proceed to an honours degree; and
  2. will be restricted to General Degree only

What's possible?

Due to enrollment pressure, not all Faculty of Arts and Science departments are able to accommodate transfer students. Please note that some degree Plan's admission averages and departmental requirements are higher than the minimums stated by the Faculty.

Degree Plans with capacity to accept Internal transfer applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year are listed below. If a degree Plan is not listed, it is at capacity and cannot accept transfer applicants.

To inquire about specific admission requirements, contact asc.transfer@queensu.ca.

 

Degree Plan

Minimum GPA

Additional Prerequisites

Options if missing prerequisites

Applied Economics

1.9

 

 

Art History

1.9

 

 

Astrophysics

2.7

6.0 units of first-year university level Physics, equivalent to Queen’s Physics 104 or 106, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-.

 

Biology

1.9

6.0 units of first-year university level Biology, equivalent to Queen’s Biology 102 and 103, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s C- in Biology 103.

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Biology, equivalent to Queen’s Biology 102 and 103, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take Biology 102 and 103 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online.


Students must pass BIOL 102 and earn a mark of a Queen’s C- in Biology 103 to progress in the Biology Degree Plan.*

Biology & Mathematics

1.9

6.0 units of first-year university level Biology, equivalent to Queen’s Biology 102 and 103, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B.

 

AND


6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120/121/123 & 124.

 

Please note: Commerce courses do not transfer as Mathematics or Statistics courses.

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Biology, equivalent to Queen’s Biology 102 and 103, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take Biology 102 and 103 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must pass BIOL 102 and earn a mark of a Queen’s B in Biology 103 to progress in the Biology Degree Plan in addition to the Mathematics course requirements.*


AND


Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120/121/123 & 124 with a mark of a Queen’s C, may wish to apply for summer term start where they will take 6.0 units in Mathematics through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must pass the Mathematics course to progress in this degree Plan in addition to the Biology requirements.*


Please note 9.0 units in the Summer term is deemed to be full-time study.  Should a student take the Biology courses and the Mathematics course they would be registered in 12.0 units, which is greater than a full-time load.

Biochemistry

2.9

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Biology equivalent to BIOL 102 and 103, with a mark of Queen's C or better.

AND

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Chemistry, equivalent to CHEM 112 with a mark of Queen's C or better.

AND

Minimum of 27.0 units taken in 1st year.

 

Biomedical Computing

 2.8

3.0 units of CISC 121 with the minimum mark of a Queen’s B.

Students who don’t have 3.0 units of CISC 121, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take CISC 121 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online.  


Students must earn a mark of a Queen’s B in CISC 121 to progress in the Biomedical Computing Degree Plan.*  Students are also strongly encouraged to take CISC 102 to facilitate degree plan progression.

Chemistry

2.7

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Chemistry, equivalent to Queen’s Chemistry 112, with a minimum mark of Queen’s C.

AND

6.0 units of first-year university-level Calculus equivalent to MATH 121.

 

Classical Studies

2.0

 

 

Classics (Specialization)

2.0

6.0 units of a university-level course in Greek with a minimum mark of a Queen's B-

 

OR


6.0 units of university-level Latin with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-.

 

Cognitive Sciences

 2.8

3.0 units of CISC 121 with the minimum mark of a Queen’s B.

Students who don’t have 3.0 units of CISC 121, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take CISC 121 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

Students must earn a mark of a Queen’s B in CISC 121 to progress in the Cognitive Sciences Degree Plan.*  Students are also strongly encouraged to take CISC 102 to facilitate degree plan progression.

Computing and Mathematics

 2.8

3.0 units of CISC 121 with the minimum mark of a Queen’s B

AND

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, 121, 123 & 124 with a minimum mark of a Queen’s C.

Please note: Commerce courses do not transfer as Mathematics or Statistics courses.

Students who don’t have 3.0 units of CISC 121, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take CISC 121 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must earn a mark of a Queen’s B in CISC 121 to progress in the Computing and Mathematics Degree Plan.* Students are also strongly encouraged to take CISC 102 to facilitate degree plan progression.

 

AND

 

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, 121,123 & 124 with a mark of a Queen’s C, may wish to apply for summer term start where they will take 6.0 units in Mathematics through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must pass the Mathematics course to progress in this degree Plan in addition to the Computing requirements.*


Please note 9.0 units in the Summer term is deemed to be full-time study.  Should a student take the Computing courses and the Mathematics course they would be registered in 12.0 units, which is greater than a full-time load.

Computing

 2.8

3.0 units of CISC 121 with the minimum mark of a Queen’s B.

Students who don’t have 3.0 units of CISC 121, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take CISC 121 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must earn a mark of a Queen’s B in CISC 121 to progress in the Computing Degree Plan.*  Students are also strongly encouraged to take CISC 102 to facilitate degree plan progression.

Drama

2.6

Department to review applications to Yr. 3

 

Economics

1.9

 

 

English Language and Literature

2.6

6.0 units of first-year, university-level English, equivalent to Queen’s English 100, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s C.

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level English equivalent to English 100 may wish to apply for summer term start where they will take English 100 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must earn a mark of a Queen’s B- in English 100 to progress in the English Language and Literature Degree Plan.*

Environmenal Studies

3.0

  

Film and Media

2.7

6.0  units of first-year, university-level Film, equivalent to Queen’s FILM 110, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-.

 

French Studies

1.9

 

 

Gender Studies

1.9

 

 

Geography

(BAH, BSCH)

1.9

 

 

Geology

1.9

Applicants from Applied Science must have passed first-year, university-level GEOL course (APSC 151).

 

Global Development Studies

2.9

  

Health Studies

3.2

6.0 units of HLTH 101 with a minimum mark of a Queen's A.

 

OR


For BHSc students only, a minimum grade of A in GLPH 171.

 

Hispanic Studies

1.9

 

 

History

2.1

6.0  units of first-year, university-level History course, with a mark of Queen's C+.

 

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

2.6

 

 

Linguistics

2.6

 

 

Life Sciences

3.2

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Biology equivalent to BIOL 102 and 103, with a mark of Queen's C or better.

AND

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Chemistry, equivalent to CHEM 112 with a mark of Queen's C or better.

AND

Minimum of 27.0 units taken in 1st year.

 

Mathematics

1.9

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, 121, 123 & 124 with a minimum mark of a Queen’s C.

 

APSC students must have at 9.0 units of MATH/STAT with Cumulative GPA of a 1.9 including faile attempts.

 

Please note: Commerce courses do not transfer as Mathematics or Statistics courses.

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, or 121, or 123 & 124 with a mark of a Queen’s C, may wish to apply for summer term start where they will take Mathematics through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must pass the 6.0 unit Mathematics course to progress in the Mathematics degree Plan.*

Mathematical Physics

2.7

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, 121, 123 & 124 with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-

AND

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Physics, equivalent to Queen’s Physics 104 or 106, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-.

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics or Statistics may wish to apply for Summer term start where they will take 6.0 units of Mathematics through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must earn the Queen’s B- in the Mathematics course to progress in the Mathematical Physics degree Plan.*

Music (BMUS)

1.6

Students must pass an audition

AND

Students must have the equivalency to Conservatory Advanced Rudiments prior to admission

 

Music

1.9

Students must pass an audition if they wish to take MUSC 124

AND

Students must have the equivalent to Conservatory Advanced Rudiments prior to admission

*Students with Conservatory Grade 3 harmony with Honors will be ranked higher then those without.

 

Philosophy

1.9

 

 

Physics (Specialization)

2.7

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Physics, equivalent to Queen’s Physics 104 or 106, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-.

 

Physics

(Major)

2.3

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Physics, equivalent to Queen’s Physics 104 or 106, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s C+.

 

Political Studies

3.2

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Politics course with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B.

 

Religious Studies

1.9

 

 

Software Design

 2.8

3.0 units of CISC 121 with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B.

Students who don’t have 3.0 units of CISC 121, may wish to apply for summer term start to the Faculty of Arts and Science where they will take CISC 121 through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 


Students must earn a mark of a Queen’s B in CISC 121 to progress in the Software Design Degree Plan.*  Students are also strongly encouraged to take CISC 102 to facilitate degree plan progression.

Sociology

2.0

 

 

Stage and Screen

2.6

6.0 units of first-year university level Film, equivalent to Queen’s FILM 110, with a minimum mark of a Queen’s B-.

 

Statistics

1.9

6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, 121, 123 & 124 with a minimum mark of a Queen’s C.

 

APSC students must have at 9.0 units of MATH/STAT with Cumulative GPA of a 1.9 including faile attempts.

 

Please note: Commerce courses do not transfer as Mathematics or Statistics courses.

Students who don’t have 6.0 units of first-year, university-level Mathematics equivalent to MATH 120, or 121, or 123 & 124 with a mark of a Queen’s C, may wish to apply for summer term start where they will take Mathematics through Queen’s Arts and Science Online. 

 

Students must pass the 6.0 unit Mathematics course to progress in the Statistics degree Plan.*

Visual Art

1.9

For students, with no art courses, they may applying for entry into year one of the Visual Art program and must have a successful portfolio.

Students who have completed less than 24.0 units in any AREA OTHER THAN ART (and not a full degree), may apply to first-year. Applicants are considered if space after HS applicants and after plan change requests. Space is VERY limited. If have art courses, such applicants would be upper-year transfer into Visual Art. No upper-year transfers into Visual Art because at program at capacity.

* Should a student be admitted to the summer term and need to take a prerequisite course for admission to a particular degree Plan, they must earn the set mark in the course to progress onward in the specific degree Plan.

Should they not earn the required mark, students may retake the required course(s) or contact to the Faculty Office to inquire about changing to another degree Plan that is accepting students (open degree Plans) and for which they meet the admission requirements in their admission category.

All GPAs and marks are on a Queen’s 4.3 GPA scale.