• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Since its founding, the academic mission of our department has been to provide to undergraduate students a solid grounding in the study of people and the environment. Environmental Science focus has been consistent with Bishop’s University’s overall commitment to undergraduate programmes providing a liberal arts and science education. 


Environmental Science course at Bishop’s University strives toward the following:

  • Interactive learning and community involvement
  • Low student to faculty ratio and small class sizes
  • Student-faculty collaborative research
  • High-profile faculty research
  • Student preparation for graduate programs

Courses & Programs:

  • B.Sc. Honours Environmental Science
  • B.Sc. Major Environmental Science
Why study Environmental Science at Bishop’s University?

In addition to this commitment, which has characterized the course offerings of the Department in the past, a second focal point in the Department’s approach to teaching has been the incorporation of as much of a field component as possible into the frameworks of many of our courses. 

Proximity to a borough of 5,000 people (Lennoxville) and a Census Metropolitan Area of 166,000 people (Sherbrooke) provides much scope for practical projects. At the same time the glacial features of the surrounding Appalachian region, the history of settlement and resource development, and a significant river and drainage basin, each provide a ready field laboratory for the physical and environmental aspects of the programme.

While we offer three majors (Geography, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Science), there are several courses which are core to all degrees. Students entering the Department of Environment and Geography at Bishop’s should be prepared to understand both human and physical aspects of the environment, while also focusing on a specific orientation in either Geography, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science. 

You should also be prepared to do original work in the field, ask and answer basic questions about the environment and our impact upon it. Finally, you should be prepared to become a full, active member of a small, personalized Department.

Where can this lead me?

A degree in one of our three majors often leads to degrees in higher education, including an M.A., M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. It is also a sound basis for a career in:

  • environmental consulting
  • environment industry and private sector (including oil, gas and chemical companies, etc.)
  • government services
  • non-governmental organizations
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • law and/or politics

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Policy
  • The Canadian Arctic
  • The Circumpolar North
  • Urban Planning
  • Watershed Management
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • International Environmental Issues
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Economics of the Environment
  • Ecological Economics
  • Introduction to Modern Gove

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements


  • graduated within the last two years from high school in Canada and you have not studied elsewhere since graduation;
  • are currently completing Grade 12 at an international school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum;
  • graduated within the last two years from an international school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum.
  • are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA;
  • 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

    545 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    79 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Other Canadian and French Citizens: $246.76

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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