The King’s University College

The King’s University College

King’s University College is a Christian university college committed to academic excellence, development of the whole person, high employment potential, and vibrant student life. But what is Christian university education?

Is King’s a Bible College? No. A seminary? Again, no. King’s University College offers fully accredited bachelor degrees in the arts and sciences from a Christian perspective. At King’s, the curriculum begins, not with a desire to prove the existence of God, but with the conviction that God exists. All disciplines fall under the sovereignty of God, whether science, art, history or philosophy. Knowledge enhances faith, and faith enhances knowledge.

Additionally, at King’s the curriculum is intentionally interdisciplinary, meaning that all fields work together and nothing is studied in isolation. This stems from the belief that this reflects the Creator’s design. Activities inside and outside the classroom are designed to encourage students to examine real world issues from a Christian perspective and to become agents of social transformation.

History

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, The King’s University College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and of the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC). The King’s degrees are accredited under the Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta.

A Christian undergraduate university founded in 1979, The King’s University College offers three and four-year Bachelor degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and commerce, as well as a two-year Bachelor of Education after-degree. Students can enrol in over 300 courses in 20 disciplines, with 12 major concentration areas.

Currently The King’s University College has over 630 students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education programs. The King’s accepts academically qualified students of all faiths into its programs. Thanks to the University College’s size, classes are relatively small and students are able to interact on a personal level with professors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in faculty research projects. In recent years, The King’s commitment to a culture of research has resulted in a number of student presentations at national and international academic conferences, as well as student-authored academic publications.

The King’s has an active intercollegiate athletics program, competing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and outdoor soccer. Club sports include hockey and indoor soccer.

Located in Alberta’s dynamic capital city, just minutes from downtown Edmonton, The King’s 21,000 m2 modern campus occupies over eight hectares. Facilities include: 34 classrooms, eight science labs, three computer labs, a greenhouse, fine arts studios, a performance hall with pipe organ, 1,200 m2 library, 900 m2 gymnasium, spacious cafeteria, student activity centre, drama space, bookstore, conference rooms, atrium assembly space, outdoor sports fields, and two student residences.

The King’s attracts students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. Its educational philosophy is rooted in the historic Christian faith and its teaching and research are influenced by a Christian worldview. The University College stresses academic excellence within a caring environment.

The Simona Maaskant Library

The Simona Maaskant Library is dedicated to the memory of a special person in The King’s University College community. Simona Maaskant, the librarian between 1981 and 1998, provided extraordinary leadership in building the library into a beautiful and functional resource for students, faculty and staff. Simona passed away on April 26, 1998 from cancer. She will be remembered by the community at King’s for her cheerful personality, her faithful friendship and her generous and gentle spirit.

The Simona Maaskant Library on The King’s University College campus features over 100,000 books, periodicals, CD-ROMs and other material available on site, and over 5 million items are available through the NEOS Consortium.

The NEOS Library Consortium includes 19 academic, government, hospital and special libraries in Alberta, among them the University of Alberta and The Alberta Government Libraries. Students have borrowing privileges at all NEOS libraries and are able to request items for delivery to King’s. The Library is also a member of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), comprising 19 libraries in Western Canada.

Our library provides study carrels and tables for quiet study and reading, facilities for viewing/listening to audiovisual resources, interlibrary loans, and photocopiers. The library also has curriculum materials for use in the elementary classroom, online indexes/databases and electronic full-text journals. In addition we provide general and course-specific instruction in information research and use.

Athletics

The King’s University College Eagles compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference. Their team sports include, basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

Student Housing

The King’s University College offers two residence options for full-time students during the academic year (September through April): The Tower residence and the Apartment residence.

Tower Residence

Intended for first and second year students, the Tower provides a safe, convenient, reasonably priced housing option. All first year, out-of-town students are strongly advised to take advantage of the unique educational and social opportunities provided through residence life.

  • Rooms are large and fully furnished (including bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, wardrobe, and telephone service) for two students.
  • Each room has its own four-piece washroom.
  • Subject to availability single rooms may be rented for an additional charge.
  • Internet access via the King’s network is included in the cost of the room.
  • Common lounge areas and prepaid laundry facilities are available.
  • Students are responsible for their own bed linens, task lighting and accessory furnishings.

Tower residence students access food services in the cafeteria by establishing a prepaid food services account.

Apartment Residence

Our five-story apartment residence is intended for senior and returning students.

  • Self-contained suites with kitchen, living area, two bathrooms and six bedrooms in each suite. One suite is available which contains a washroom designed for students with disabilities. In this suite, there are only five bedrooms.
  • Suites are fully furnished with appliances, dining table and chairs, living room furniture, bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and telephone service.
  • Prepaid laundry facilities.
  • Food services accounts are also available, though not required, for Apartment residence students.

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