Bishop's University

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Bishop's University

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Philosophy
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,568
National: $10,699
International: $28,771

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).



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.


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. Candidates for the Honours program must obtain an average of 70% on the best 60 credits in Philosophy in order to graduate with the Honours degree

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 06, 2022