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Biology – Health Sciences, B.Sc.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
Bishop’s University offers Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biological Sciences - Health Science which prepares students for graduate school in biomedical fields such as cell biology or physiology, and is usually the choice of students hoping to enter medicine, dentistry, or other health-related professional programs. 

Overview

Students interested in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, plant science, and/or the environment should choose the Biodiversity and Ecology concentration. This Biology – Health Sciences degree at Bishop’s University prepares students for employment or graduate studies in these varied environmental and organismal fields.

Why study Biology at Bishop’s?

  • 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.

What Can I Do with a Bishop’s Biology degree?

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Many of the students enrolled in our biology program are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and our BSc Biology (Health Sciences) program includes common prerequisites for application to medical schools in both Canada and the US. 
  • However, students should be aware that the entrance requirements can vary greatly between medical schools, and often change from year to year, therefore we recommend that students decide on which schools they are hoping to go to and then research what are the particular requirements of that school (the faculty can help you with this search). 
  • For those students unsure of where they would like to go and wishing to cover as wide a set of potential requirements as possible, BU also offers an inter-disciplinary Pre-Medicine double major, which specifically addresses these concerns.

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
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  • National

    84 CAD/credit
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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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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