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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BSC (HONOURS) AND BSC (GENERAL)?

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Hey, I have accepted my offer to Queen's for BSc (hon). I am not 100% sure what the difference between the hon program and just general.

Thanks for the help
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In most cases it's simply the number of credits you end up taking for your degree.

However there are usually also averages that students in each program have to maintain. Like a B+ for honours or else you will be dropped to general.

Honours on your degree looks better, it shows that you've taken more courses, therefore have more knowledge and you did well enough to stay in that stream.
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The difference between "general" and "honours" depends on the school and the program. The honours might mean that you have to complete an honours thesis, more courses than the general, more advanced courses than the general (e.g. there might be a requirement that you have to take at least 3.0 400- or 4000-level courses in the honours but no similar requirement in the general), get a higher average or get no lower than a certain mark in any of your courses... could mean all of these things, could mean any combination of these things, could even be something else.
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