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Biology – Health Sciences, B.Sc.

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Why study Biological Sciences - Health Sciences 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

Careers & Graduates

Biology graduates from Bishop’s University have traditionally been highly successful in the job market and graduate or professional degree programs of their choice. One of the main reasons behind this success is the personal supervision all students receive during their time at Bishop’s University which helps them select the best courses and program to meet your career goals.

A Biology degree from Bishop’s will prepare you for a number of career options. Recent graduates from Bishop’s Biology have gone on to the following areas:

Health related professional programs in:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Veterinary
  • Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, and Kinesiology
  • Nursing

Graduate training in:

  • Wildlife Biology and Ecology
  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology

Direct entrance into career streams in:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Public Health Administration
  • Biotechnology
  • Wildlife Field Technicians

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The Biology Honours B.Sc. prepares the student for graduate work in either the Life Sciences or the fields of Biodiversity and Ecology. Some professional schools also prefer that students have an Honours degree prior to entry. Honours students plan, execute, and report the findings of an independent research project conducted under the guidance of one or more faculty members. They also take additional Biology courses in the areas of experimental design and scientific writing (and correspondingly fewer electives).  Students apply for entry into this program in their U3 year (i.e. the year prior to their graduating year). Entry into the program is based on marks and the availability of an appropriate faculty supervisor. See the links below for more details about Honours.

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 .
  • National

    79 CAD/credit
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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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