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Biological Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sherbrooke, Canada
The Biological Sciences is the study of life. Bishop’s University offers the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in two areas: Health Science, which focuses on human biology, and Biodiversity and Ecology, which concentrates on non-human organisms and their environment.
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Overview

Why study Biological Science at Bishop’s University?

  • Teaching Focus. Our professors have chosen to concentrate on teaching, yet they still maintain research profiles that encourage undergraduate student involvement. See more information about our teaching staff.
  • Small Classes. Small class sizes foster student engagement. Students learn to critically evaluate scientific claims and evidence, and to clearly articulate their thoughts orally and in writing – necessary skills for success in future study or science-related careers.
  • Great Facilities. Our indoor laboratory facilities include molecular biology equipment, aquatic and terrestrial animal rooms, a greenhouse, walk-in-growth chambers, laminar flow hoods, incubators, centrifuges, and research microscopes. Our outdoor facilities include the Peter Curry Marsh, acres of surrounding woodland, canoe access to the Massawippi and St Francis rivers, and easy access to the Johnville Bog.
  • Practical Experience. Our courses have a strong emphasis on labs, and our students learn practical skills useful to their future careers. Students get hands-on experience both in the field and in the laboratory, with a focus on actually “doing” not just observing. We also work hard to foster a capacity for independent thought and work, with ample opportunities to engage in independent research projects that act as excellent training for graduate or professional programs.
  • Community. The entire Biology student population is smaller than a first-year Biology class at a large institution. Professors know students by name, and our Biology and Pre-Medicine clubs promote professor-student interactions outside the classroom. You can visit the Web page of the by going here: Biology club.

A Bishop’s Biology degree can prepare you for:

  • Advanced study (M.Sc./Ph.D.) in health sciences, environmental studies, or biological/life sciences
  • Professional programs such as education, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or physiotherapy
  • Employment in fields as diverse as biotechnology, environmental assessment, and wildlife management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The B.Sc. degree requires a strong grounding in the core sciences (math, physics, and chemistry). The B.Sc. is the best option if you intend to apply to graduate (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) or professional (e.g. medicine or physiotherapy) programs.
  • Students with a strong interest in biology but not a strong grounding in the basic sciences thrive in the B.A. Biology program.  The B.A is much more flexible than the B.Sc., and many students pair it with a second B.A. major.  
  • For example, a student interested in governmental health policy might choose a B.A. in Biology (Health Science) and a B.A. in Political Science, whereas an environmentally-oriented student might pair a B.A. Biology (Biodiversity and Ecology) with a B.A. in Environmental Studies.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

You are considered an international high school student for admission purposes if you:

  • are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA; or you
  • completed completed secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    652 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 652 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    84 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 84 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Tuition Fees for Quebec residents: $84.80 per credit 
  • Tuition Fees for Out-of-province residents: $264.67 per credit

Living costs for Sherbrooke

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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