6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1
The University of King’s College is one of the oldest universities in Canada and also one of the smallest. The college offers concentration, major or honours degrees in arts, science, music and journalism. Its commitment to the humanities is reflected in its unique academic programs.
The Foundation Year Program (FYP) is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary examination of the development of Western culture from ancient to contemporary times. FYP has a national reputation for excellence as an alternative first-year of undergraduate studies in arts, music, science or journalism. The Foundation Year Program’s curriculum is highly coordinated and the assignments are well paced and predictable, which means students can put their focus where it belongs: on the great books which are at the heart of the program. FYP attracts students interested in pursuing degrees in arts, science, music and journalism.
King’s programs in journalism combine a well-rounded humanities education with the craft of print, online or broadcast journalism. The Contemporary Studies program provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary European and North American culture. The Early Modern Studies program provides an interdisciplinary study of the early modern period in Europe. The History of Science and Technology program provides an interdisciplinary study of the evolution and role of the scientific method in Western thought, from ancient to modern times, in the context of cultural developments as a whole.
King’s is affiliated with Dalhousie University through a joint College of Arts and Science and the jointly offered Master of Journalism. In addition to enjoying the unique community and societies of King’s, students share Dalhousie’s facilities and services.
Many of King’s scholars study and write on historical periods and on questions of philosophical importance; in other words, direct social utility is difficult to define. However, King’s is an innovator in science studies, which considers many topical issues. In addition, King’s is strongly committed to public lecture series which over the years have presented scholarly research and presentations on current affairs to as broad an audience as possible. The Journalism Lecture Series in particular attracts large audiences, as does the Trust in Science Lecture Series. Students are encouraged to aid in research through the Student Assistant Program and to publish their work in student journals. King’s is more committed to achievement in teaching than in research, but the congenial, collegiate atmosphere and the excellence of the students mean that top researchers are keen to remain here. The best arts students are strongly attracted to the intellectual environment offered at King’s.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,113 - $6,996
Graduate ** tuition fees: $5,824 - $6,846
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $14,358 - $15,219
Graduate ** tuition fees: $15,069
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
** Fees for programs in social and behavioural sciences.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 1,140
Full-time (graduates): 10
Part-time (undergraduates): 40
* Source: Association of Atlantic Universities