University description (as per official university website)
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.
We exist to provide university education that inspires and equips learners to bring renewal and reconciliation to every walk of life as followers of Jesus Christ, the Servant-King.
mutual encouragement, openness, and respect among students, staff, and faculty
growth and maturity as Christians in all aspects of our lives
our founding Reformed tradition for its convictions that our world belongs to God and that the redemptive work of Christ embraces all things
the diverse Christian faith traditions of our faculty, staff, and students which enrich our academic community intellectually and spiritually
our supporting constituency for its vision and dedication
our calling to contribute to the public good
collaboration with individuals, institutions, and governing authorities in higher education
interest in exploring all dimensions of our world
learning marked by openness, delight, and awe
creative and critical pursuit of knowledge and wisdom
the unfolding of creative gifts and talents
excellence in teaching, learning, and research
student engagement in learning and research
global awareness shaped by respect for our neighbours
social transformation rooted in a biblical vision of justice and compassion
care for creation
stewardship of all our resources
We aspire to flourish and grow as a university community faithful to the biblical vision of the restoration of all things in Jesus Christ, characterized by creative teaching, passionate learning, rigorous scholarship, compassionate care, and joyful service.