2600 College Street
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 1Z7
Bishop’s University, founded in 1843, is a predominantly residential university. Its primary goal is to offer the foremost undergraduate experience in Canada by focusing on educating the whole person. Its 133 faculty are convinced of the importance of research and are accomplished scholars in the areas of humanities, social and natural sciences, business and education.
Located at the junction of the St. Francis and Massawippi rivers in the Borough of Lennoxville in Sherbrooke, amid the Eastern Townships of southern Quebec, the university’s beautiful campus and small class sizes encourage an informal atmosphere in academic and social situations.
The Williams School of Business is dedicated to providing a high-quality undergraduate business education within the liberal arts tradition of the university. Students work towards one of two degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – the most in-depth approach to business studies, with several concentrations for specialization – or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in business – for those who wish to combine their business studies with another subject. Additionally, entrepreneurship has become one of the most popular concentrations for business and non-business students alike.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is organized into three divisions. The Humanities Division offers courses and programs in the traditional liberal arts disciplines as well as in the creative arts. The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division offers courses and programs in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, physics and environmental science. The Social Sciences Division offers courses and programs in the areas of economics, environmental studies and geography, politics and international studies, psychology, sociology and sports studies.
Teacher education has been an important part of Bishop’s tradition since lectures were first delivered to seven aspiring teachers in 1898. Graduates of the Bishop’s School of Education teach in all parts of Canada, the United States and overseas. The school offers a two-step program leading to teacher certification at both the elementary and secondary school levels, with an emphasis on turning out reflective practitioners with potential for leadership and a commitment to the transformative power of education. The school also offers a graduate degree for practicing teachers and school administrators.
Having greatly enhanced its research profile, Bishop’s now houses three Canada Research Chairs and its four clusters of research excellence are: astrophysics and cosmology, multi-scale climate change, crossing borders (social and cultural identity), and psychological health and well-being. State-of-the-art research laboratories were set up for environmental and climate change, psychological health and well-being, astrophysics, computer science and chemistry.
Moreover, many undergraduate students now have the chance to work with leading-edge researchers. The students are introduced to the research methodology with activities such as literature review, data collection and analysis, lab experiments, and article writing and paper presentations.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $2,168
Graduate ** tuition fees: $5,880
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $14,562 - $16,259
Graduate ** tuition fees: $14,562 - $16,259
* Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
** Fees for programs in education.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2011 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 2,260
Full-time (graduates): 10
Part-time (undergraduates): 460
Part-time (graduates): 30
* Source: Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities