Courses & Programs

Courses & Programs

Bishop’s offers programs tailor-made for your interests and goals. It’s possible (and common) for Bishop’s students to combine two majors without extending the duration of their degree (recent examples include: Music and Mathematics, Biology and Mathematics, Philosophy and Mathematics). This is made possible by the fact that required courses in one program can be counted as electives in the other.

Major in Mathematics

In today’s knowledge-based economy, a strong background in mathematics open doors to many careers. A math major shows future employers that a candidate has good analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our recent graduates have found jobs in actuarial sciences, computer science, economics and statistics, among other fields. Graduates from our double majors programs have also found jobs in areas other than mathematics such as biology, music, drama, with the math major bringing added value to the student’s degree.

Honours in Mathematics

This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies. This program has additional courses and prepares students for an M. Sc. or a Ph. D. Bishop’s size allows us to tailor the program to students’ particular interests. Recent graduates have pursued graduate studies at some of Canada’s best universities, including McGill, Carleton, Guelph, Sherbrooke and Queen’s.

Mathematics Education

There is currently a shortage of high school mathematics teachers. Completion of this program will allow you to teach mathematics at the secondary (high school) level.

Honours Mathematical Economics

This program will give you a strong background both in mathematics and economics, allowing you to pursue studies in economics at the graduate level.

Minor in mathematical contexts

Social science graduates will be at an advantage thanks to the logic, problem solving, abstract thinking and analytical skills that they will gain through this minor.

Minor in Mathematics

This is typically taken by Science students to enhance their analytical thinking skills and to add value to their degree.

Mathematics and Spanish


Bishop’s now offers a unique program that will teach you mathematics and Spanish. After completing three semesters at Bishop’s learning both Spanish and mathematics, you will spend one semester of Spanish immersion at the Universidad San Francisco in Quito (Ecuador). Upon completion of your degree (3 years for Quebec students, 4 for out-of-province students), you will be fluent in Spanish and hold a BSc Major Mathematics, Minor in Hispanic studies. If you are interested in this program please contact the chair of the department of mathematics.

For complete details, view the Mathematics section of the academic calendar.