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Queen's First Year Science Difficulty PLEASE HELP

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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
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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?
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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
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@Sweet99 wrote
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



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.
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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..
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@Sweet99 wrote
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..


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