Question

Comedy and Wasting Time

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

Queen's First Year Science Difficulty PLEASE HELP

I have accepted my offer for BSC at Queen's University. I am wondering if It is extremely hard or if I put in the hard work I can do well. Also, How is the difficulty level compared SFU and Uvic. I am aware the UBC and U of T are really hard, is Queen's up their with the difficulty level?

PS. I know that Life Science is really hard, but how is general science?

Thanks for your time, it means a lot

Asked by hockey_fan811493938

uThink Member

9 answers

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

Generally in first year the course work (especially first semester) isn't overly difficult at all, what's difficult is time management and prioritizing your work properly.

Also, since when is a life science degree considered difficult?

jnigim1691002

uThink Member

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

Its what ive heard...

Do you know anything about the difficulty level of Queen's compared to UBC or U of T

Thanks for your help

hockey_fan811493938

uThink Member

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

@Sweet99 wroteIts what ive heard...

Do you know anything about the difficulty level of Queen's compared to UBC or U of T

Thanks for your help
University of Toronto > University of British Columbia = Queens University

UofT might be more difficult than UBC and Queens, but they'll be around the same difficulty.

jnigim1691002

uThink Member

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

K thanks a lot

Last question, are schools like sfu and uvic way easier than Queen's, or is their just a slight difference in marking ect..

hockey_fan811493938

uThink Member

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

@Sweet99 wroteK thanks a lot

Last question, are schools like sfu and uvic way easier than Queen's, or is their just a slight difference in marking ect..Queen's > SFU > UVic. I would say the difference is more in the caliber of students you'll encounter at each rather than any inherent difficulty.

origatodesu2453105

uThink Member

Sun May 01, 2011 4:00 am

So are you saying a student at Queen's would get the same grade if he/she went to uvic?

hockey_fan811493938

uThink Member

Mon May 02, 2011 4:00 am

They'd probably do a bit better. Since classes are curved, your mark is relative. The material can be the same, but if your peers aren't as intelligent, then you'll get higher marks.

origatodesu2453105

uThink Member

Mon May 02, 2011 4:00 am

For someone intereseted in going into medicine, pharmacy or dentistry, should I chose to go to uVIC over Queen's just because it is slightly easier? Or should I go the the better school and get a better education/experience to better prepare me. Also, do med schools ect. look at where you did your undergrad at all?

thanks in advance

hockey_fan811493938

uThink Member

Mon May 02, 2011 4:00 am

You'd probably be better off asking that in the Health Sci forum.

But as far as I know, Canadian med/law/grad schools do not care where you went for your undergrad in Canada (e.g. a 3.9 from UVic will beat a 3.8 from Queen's, even though the latter has a better reputation). However, if you wanted to go outside of Canada, prestige will be a factor.

Queen's doesn't seem to have a lot of deflation (like U of T and McGill are notorious for) so I don't think you should avoid it. If you can't handle Queen's, then you probably can't handle med school.

origatodesu2453105

uThink Member


Real advice from real students.

Got a question about student life? From program comparisons to admission
requirements to residence reviews—get real answers from real Canadian students.

Ask your question
close report dialogue

Report

Please tell us why you think this content breaks the forum rules.

Notify me

Would you like to be informed when your report is processed?

Further information

You can tell us more about the content you think breaks the rules.

What’s your question?

For example: High school, graduation, grades. Choose from the dropdown list

I agree to the terms of service