Program Information

School: Bishop’s University
Faculty: Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description: In the study of philosophy and the philosophical tradition, students enter into a conversation with some of history’s greatest minds. This is, in itself, a tremendously enriching experience. But it pays the even greater dividend of helping us shape our views on such fundamental issues as love and friendship, art and science, justice and community, politics and religion, meaning itself.

In Philosophy, lasting and adequate understanding comes when the materials of study are brought to life. This requires both patience and creativity on the part of professors, engagement and self-reliance on the part of students. The Bishop’s experience in Philosophy is designed to foster all of these things. Classes are small (seldom larger than 15 students after the first year). Many operate in the seminar format attentive to the particular interests of members, focused on primary sources and designed to invite students to take a leadership role in presenting their own work. Our students graduate from Bishop’s having studied closely great works of thought, having learned how to communicate subtle and difficult ideas to others, having gained extensive experience in technical writing, argumentation and public speaking. They go on to challenging careers in university, college, school and language teaching, law, international aid, filmmaking, business and other fields.

URL: Philosophy at Bishop’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost estimate is per 30 credits. Please note that a “typical” course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop’s also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June).

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Students applying to Bishop’s are expected to have graduated from CEGEP, obtained their DEC and maintained a minimum CRC-score of 23.