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Information for Queen's Students Switching Faculties

Current Queen's students who are transferring from one faculty to another (i.e. from the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science to the Faculty of Arts & Science) will have the courses that they have taken at Queen's examined to see if any of these completed credits can be applied towards their new degree program. 

If you are a current student applying to change your academic program, you will NOT need to submit any information about what courses you have taken at Queen's (meaning that you will not need to provide Undergraduate Admission with course descriptions).

For Internal Transfer students, a Statement of Transfer Credit will be completed by Undergraduate Admission. Internal Transfer students can expect to receive this information at the time that they receive an offer of admission to their new academic program. 

Each student's Statement of Transfer Credit will clearly outline which courses from their original academic program have been assessed by Undergraduate Admission. Only courses that a student is receiving transfer credit(s) for will be listed on the Statement of Transfer Credit. The statement will also indicate what credit(s) the student will be receiving towards their new academic program (in other words, what the course is equivalent to in their new program, and what course weight has been granted). Finally, the Statement of Transfer Credit may include some comments about these courses. These comments may list exclusions or exemptions on transfer credits. (Please be sure to refer to the  Glossary of Terms for more information on exclusions and exemptions.)

The following faculties and schools provide some information regarding transferable courses in their Academic Calendars: Faculty of Arts & Science, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Business, and School of Nursing. 

Academic Calendars 

 

 

Notes about Transferable Courses:

  • Any non-Faculty of Arts & Science student taking courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science can transfer these courses to their new academic program within the Faculty of Arts & Science, provided they have received a passing grade in the course(s). 
  • Any transferable course that a student has failed in their original academic program will be counted as a failure in their new academic program. 
  • Faculty of Arts & Science: All Bachelor of Commerce courses with a passing grade are considered transferable to the Faculty of Arts & Science. Of these courses, students may transfer a maximum of eight (8) Bachelor of Commerce courses (24 credit units) towards their new degree program within the Faculty of Arts & Science. 
  • Faculty of Arts & Science: The chart below indicates which courses from the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science can be transferred to the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science Course  Faculty of Arts & Science Equivalent  Weight  Comments: Exclusions, Exemptions, etc. 
APSC 111 + 112  PHYS 106  6 credit units  Exclusion PHYS 104, 107 
APSC 131 + 132  CHEM 112  6 credit units Exclusion CHEM 116 
APSC 142  CISC 101  3 credit units Exclusion CISC 110* 
APSC 151  GEOL 104  3 credit units Exclusion APSC 151 
APSC 171 + 172  MATH 121  6 credit units Exclusion MATH 120, 122, 123, 124, 126 
APSC 174  MATH 112  3 credit units Exclusion MATH 110, 111 
  • School of Business: A maximum of 39 credit units from the Faculty of Arts & Science can be transferred to a Bachelor of Commerce degree program. These courses will all be considered elective courses in the Bachelor of Commerce program. 
  • School of Music: The School of Music lists all their current courses on their website here . The site indicates which courses can be taken by Bachelor of Music students, non-Bachelor of Music students, or both. All of the courses are transferable as electives between the School of Music and all other undergraduate Queen's faculties and schools, with the exception of Bachelor of Music specific courses. 
  • School of Nursing: Any non-nursing courses listed in the School of Nursing Academic Calendar are transferable to the Faculty of Arts & Science. In addition, NURS 100 will transfer to the Faculty of Arts & Science as either HLTH 131* or HLTH 230*. 
  • Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science: The chart below indicates which courses from the Faculty of Arts & Science can be transferred to the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science. Please be sure to take note of the required mark needed to receive the transfer credit(s).
Faculty of Arts & Science Course  Required Mark  Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science Exemption(s) 
PHYS 104 or 106  55% +  APSC 111 + 112 
CHEM 112 or 116  70% +  APSC 131 + 132 
CISC 101 or 121  50% +  APSC 142 
GEOL 104 or 105  50% +  APSC 151 
MATH 120  50% +  APSC 171 + 172 
MATH 121, 122, or 126  65% +  APSC 171 
MATH 121 or 122  75% +  APSC 171 + 172 
MATH 110 or 111  50% +  APSC 174 
MATH 112  65% +  APSC 174 

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