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The University of King’s College has 6 degree programs from the Humanities in Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies, History of Science and Technology, and Journalism along with opportunities to take courses and programs from Dalhousie University.


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Founded by Anglican Loyalists who escaped to Nova Scotia during the American revolution and originally located in Windsor, Nova Scotia before moving to Halifax after a massive fire destroyed the original campus, the University of King’s College was the first institution of higher learning in English Canada. Since 1923, the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University share the same campus and the two schools are affiliated through an amalgamated Faculty of Arts and Social Science and Faculty of Science. Students in either of these Faculties are students of both universities simultaneously, and when it comes to programs within these Faculties both schools share the same academic, admission, and degree-completion requirements and fee structure. Moreover, undergraduate degrees in these Faculties earned at the University of King’s College are granted by Dalhousie University but are specified as being degrees of the former and are handed out at the former’s own graduation ceremony known as the 'Encaenia.'

University TypePublic

Date Established1789

# of Undergraduate Students1114

Faculty/Student Ratio1:17

ChancellorMichael Arthur Meighen

PresidentDr. William W. Barker

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6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 2A1

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    The University of King’s College provides 6 degree opportunities including 3 in journalism, consisting of a 4- year bachelor of journalism program, a 1-year program for those already holding a bachelor's, and a minor option, and 3 interdisciplinary programs in the Humanities in Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies, and History of Science and Technology. The University of King’s College and Dalhousie University share the same campus and amalgamated Faculty of Arts and Social Science and Faculty of Science affiliate the 2 schools, and, in these faculties, students of the former may take courses and programs at the latter. In addition, King’s College offers the unique 'Foundation Year Programme' (FYP) in which students take only one course, for credit, for their first year of post-secondary study. This specially designed course educates the pupils in a multitude of subjects, from the Arts and Sciences, examining the complex inter-relations and inter-dependencies between and among them.


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