Academic programs
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At Bishop’s University, we believe offering an undergraduate education means much more than just sharing knowledge – it means creating opportunities for hands-on learning, and helping you see what you’re made of. As a result, all of our academic programs include regular interactions with professors and other scholars; a variety of pedagogical and extra-curricular activities to help you determine your passions and interests; and access to projects and activities that enable you to perfect your skills. Our goal is to offer a broad-based education that provides you with the tools you need to be successful in life.


At Bishop’s University, our academic resources are organized into three faculties and schools: the Faculty of Arts and Science (which includes the divisions of the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences), the Williams School of Business, and the School of Education.

The BU academic experience

Our programs of study are designed to encourage intellectual curiosity and nurture a life-long commitment to learning.

  • We offer small classes that leave plenty of room for lively discussions and debates.
  • We foster an intimate academic environment in which faculty and students can learn together, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • We encourage students to build breadth and depth into their programs of study and we equip them to explore and solve complex problems.

We also recognize the value of learning outside the classroom, which is why we complement the learning that happens inside the classroom with internships, co-op programs, practica, and study abroad opportunities. We encourage our students to move their education beyond the confines of lecture halls and laboratories and into the world.

Our unique approach makes for an undergraduate experience that is second to none. It’s part of the reason why Bishop’s students consistently rate their university experience as being amongst the most satisfying and engaging in Canada.

Faculty of Arts and Science

In the Faculty of Arts and Science, we want to help open your mind to new ideas, interests and possibilities. Join us to explore fascinating fields of study and discover (or re-discover!) your passions.

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School of Education

In the School of Education, we emphasize teaching as an intellectual pursuit, and as a career that includes a great deal of social responsibility. If you have ever wanted to educate and inspire others, then this is the place for you.

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Admission Requirements

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Williams School of Business

Studying in the Williams School of Business (WSB) offers you practical, hands-on business experience. We’re about more than just textbooks and lectures in the WSB – here, you’ll solve real-life problems and see first-hand how the world of business works. Ready to get down to business? If so, we’re ready for you.

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Continuing Education

We believe that learning is a lifelong process. With our continuing education program, you’ll find everything you need to satisfy your desire to strengthen your skills, or to develop new ones.

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A lot of what happens here depends on you. But creating an academic environment where you can grow and change depends on us.

A sound and liberal education

In commitment to our university’s mission, we offer a liberal undergraduate education of the highest possible quality. We understand that our graduates are likely to change careers more than once during the course of their working lives, and we believe a first-class, broad-based education will not only provide them with skills and core competencies for their first job, but also for their second and their third.

BU liberal education model

Experiential learning

Cooperative education and internships

English writing proficiency

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