What will I learn?

With its major focus on human-environment interaction, our degrees analyze the distribution and interrelationships of physical and human phenomena on the earth, combines subject matter and methodologies from both the natural and social sciences.

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 program.

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

Former graduates have been very successful in attaining admission to graduate schools, and obtaining employment in various occupational fields related to the environment, including alternative energy sources and technologies, aquaculture, hazardous materials monitoring and control, weather forecasting, water resources management, climate change mitigation and adaptation fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAN $816.67 per credit; Compulsory fee: CAN $1,569.69
Start date

Expected January, September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Science

2600 College Street,

SHERBROOKE,

Quebec (QC),

J1M 1Z7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have USA high school student for admission purposes if you: are currently completing Grade 12 at a high school in the United States; or you graduated within the last two years from high school in the United States and you have not studied elsewhere since graduation. English Language Requirements: TOEFL minimum overall score of 237 (computer-based) or 90 (Internet – based); IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5; MELAB minimum score o 85; CAEL minimum overall score of 70; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of C; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) minimum score of C; Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE: Academic) minimum overall score of 61.

For international students

International High School Students: 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 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

Admission Requirements General:

The following requirements should be used as a guideline to be considered competitive for admissions consideration. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting the minimum posted requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements may be considered on an individual basis. In those cases, the Admissions Office may request additional information in addition to that indicated below.

Normally have completed 12 years of formal schooling and received a secondary school credential that would permit you access to university in that country. If you are studying at or have graduated from secondary school in a country where secondary school finishes after only 11 years of formal schooling your application will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Minimum average required varies depending upon curriculum followed; transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis.

English language requirements: Complete a recognized English assessment with appropriate minimum score:
TOEFL minimum overall score of 237 (Computer-based) or 90 (Internet-based)

IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB minimum overall score of 85

CAEL minimum overall score of 70

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of C

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) minimum score of C

Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE: Academic) minimum overall score of 61

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
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