In the late 1950s, there was a growing public discussion about how Niagara should have its own university. Its residents wanted young people to get a good education without having to leave the area.

Brock is a comprehensive university with an expansive undergraduate system as well as advanced research, post-graduate and doctoral programs.

Students at Brock choose their courses from a rigorous and experiential academic portfolio spanning seven Faculties:

    Faculty of Applied Health SciencesFaculty of EducationFaculty of HumanitiesFaculty of Mathematics & ScienceFaculty of Social SciencesFaculty of Graduate StudiesGoodman School of Business

Brock also has the fifth-largest university co-op program in Canada, as well as a growing number of international programs.