Social Science Division, Bishop's University – Quebec
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Social Science Division, Bishop's University – Quebec

Established in Quebec in 1843, Bishop’s University delivers undergraduate programs in the humanities, education, social sciences, natural sciences and business administration. It attracts outstanding young people seeking academic excellence and a rewarding experience in a community that promotes confidence, courage and a sense of responsibility. Undergraduates come from Canada and around the world, to further their education, to engage with individuals from different social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to prepare for a career in a global society.

A commitment to broader learning objectives

Bishop’s encourages students to broaden their education in a variety of learning situations and to engage in their own intellectual and social development through programs of study and extracurricular activities that foster intellectual curiosity and a life-long commitment to learning.

At the heart of the Bishop’s experience is close interaction between professors and students, within the classroom and elsewhere, in research, scholarship and creative activity. Breadth and depth is encouraged in students’ academic programs, to equip them to explore and solve complex problems.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of studying at Bishop’s is its size – as classes are relatively small, students are able to work closely with Bishop’s friendly, approachable professors and get the most out of every session. Each year a number of graduating students go on to Master’s and PhD programs across the country and around the world.

Leading in Social Science tuition

The Social Sciences department at Bishop’s has a wide range of specialisms available. Economics is where business, applied mathematics, and human behaviour meet – studying economics hones analytical and critical thinking skills. Environmental Studies and Geography, with its major focus on human-environment interaction, is a broad discipline which analyzes the distribution and interrelationships of physical and human phenomena on the earth. It combines subject matter and methodologies from both the natural and social sciences.

Politics and International Studies provides students with a working knowledge of society and how decisions are made, while Psychology is the science of how we think, feel and behave. Its study enhances our knowledge of human behaviour, as well as having important applications for the local and wider community. Sociology enables students to focus on the specific topics or themes that capture their interest. It also develops the skills that employers repeatedly rank as most important: critical thinking, oral and written communication, problem solving, and data analysis.

Welcoming campus in a beautiful setting

The location of Bishop’s University combines the advantages of being close to several major cities with being in one of the most beautiful rural areas of Canada. Bishop’s is only five minutes from Sherbrooke, a predominantly French-speaking city of more than 100,000 people. For those of all backgrounds, the University’s bilingual environment offers a truly enriching opportunity.

Montreal is less than two-hours away and can be reached by car or bus. Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City, New York and Boston are within a half day’s drive. Lennoxville is located just north of the American border states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The beauty of the Eastern Townships of Quebec, with its mountains, rivers, and lakes, invites residents and tourists alike to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including downhill and cross-country skiing, and horseback riding

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