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The world needs educated citizens who can steer ongoing debates and challenges away from easy answers toward deeper truths. Are you ready to be one of them?

CONTENTS President’s Message  4

Library 56

A King’s Education  6

Chapel Community  58

Four Degree Options  7

Choir and Chorus  60

Education for Your Generation  11

Wardroom and Galley  62

•   Foundation Year Program  14

King’s Theatrical Society  64

•   Journalism 20

Student Societies  66

•  Liberal Arts  26

Support Services  68

•  Science 28

Admissions Requirements  70

•  Music 30

Expenses  74

Honours Programs  32

Financing Your Education  75

Study Abroad  36

Scholarships and Awards  75

King’s & Dalhousie  38

Campus Jobs  77

Halifax 40

King’s Alumni Community  78

Campus Tour  43

Admissions Timeline  80

Traditions 50

Next Steps  82

UKC Athletics  54

Facing page: Youth in King’s Humanities for Young People (H Y P) program raise the Mi’kmaq flag on campus.

The University of King’s College sits on unceded Mi’kmaq territory. We recognize, acknowledge and are mindful that we share in the bounty of this land by way of the treaties the Mi’kmaq negotiated with the British crown.



t King’s, your education will transform you and sustain you for a lifetime. You will be challenged to reconsider and expand your point of view by ideas that shape the world. You will establish enduring friendships as your academic and extracurricular life merge in an authentic college community. No other university offers our approach to supportive and immersive learning. You will learn to discern, create and communicate meaning in a world where change is the only constant. You will be prepared to build your future on your own terms. The most important new person you will meet at King’s is yourself. Welcome to your future. Welcome to King’s. William Lahey

President & Vice-Chancellor

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WHAT A KING’S EDUCATION LOOKS LIKE King’s has been thriving for 229 years. Though we’ve evolved through the generations, our commitment to students has never wavered. Like King’s students before you, you will benefit from the attention, support and focus you’ll receive at our small college. And you will be able to pair this with the wide-ranging and specialized offerings of the university next door: Dalhousie. Our two universities share a deep, connected history and the resulting academic intermingling presents individually tailored opportunities for exploration and focus that will distinguish your education. University education begins with undergraduate degrees, also known as bachelor degrees, which typically take four years to complete. King’s offers four bachelor degrees—our Arts, Science and Music degrees are offered in partnership with Dalhousie University, and the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) is awarded exclusively by King’s, with your elective and major/ minor options taken at Dalhousie. We recommend beginning any of these degrees with King’s unique Foundation Year Program (F Y P) as your first year of study. No other university offers an interdisciplinary first-year experience that immerses you in the liberal arts and specifically the humanities—the study of human expression from ancient to contemporary times—the same way. It’s a foundation that sets you up for a successful year two, three, four and beyond. King’s offers three combined honours programs after first year: Early Modern Studies, Contemporary Studies, and the History of Science and Technology. You can incorporate a King’s honours program (or two, if one is a minor) plus Dalhousie courses into your Arts, Science, Music or Journalism degree. King’s and Dalhousie together deliver unmatched depth and variety.

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AN EDUCATION FOR YOUR GENERATION Imagine your education as a circle with you at the centre. With King’s as your circle, you’ll be surrounded by smart and thoughtful peers, faculty, staff and alumni who care about and support you. You’ll be in an environment where knowledge is not simply imparted but is nurtured through discussion and debate. You’ll be challenged and encouraged within a model of learning that immerses you in the liberal arts. You’ll choose co-curricular pursuits that interest and delight you. You’ll enjoy interdisciplinary education that allows you to combine two or more academic disciplines or fields of study so you may draw knowledge across fields. You’ll collect experiences that prepare you to curate and communicate meaning in our ever-changing world. You’ll be a valued and contributing member of a community that brings greater understanding, creativity and compassion to the world. You’ll make a difference. You’ll become what the world needs. You’ll learn to think critically, reason and make ethical decisions. You’ll learn to inhabit another person’s perspective. And you’ll develop stronger abilities to read, write and communicate. You’ll think independently and work collaboratively. You’ll be adaptable and resilient. Your King’s education will underpin whatever path you choose and take you wherever you want to go.

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Begin your journalism degree with the Foundation Year Program (F Y P). You will have F Y P lectures four days a week with Tuesdays free for your “Foundations of Journalism” class. King's and Dalhousie University share a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and a Faculty of Science. Because we’re academically intertwined, you'll get an intensive honours college experience within a research-intensive university. Plan your path of courses in second year and beyond, choosing from King’s rigorous liberal arts and journalism classes and Dalhousie's diverse offerings. Here is a list of disciplines you could incorporate into your journalism degree. Look for the(   )beside King's course offerings: Arts & Social Sciences: —Canadian Studies —Cinema & Media Studies —Classics —Contemporary Studies —Creative Writing —Early Modern Studies —English —Environment, Sustainability & Society —French —Gender and Women’s Studies —German —History —History of Science and Technology —International Development Studies —Law, Justice & Society —Philosophy —Political Science —Religious Studies

—Russian Studies —Sociology and Social Anthropology —Spanish and Latin American Studies —Theatre, Fountain School of Performing Arts Science: —Biochemistry and Molecular Biology —Biology —Chemistry —Earth Sciences —Economics —Environmental Sciences —Marine Biology —Mathematics —Microbiology and Immunology —Ocean Sciences —Physics —Psychology —Sustainability


Begin your arts degree with the Foundation Year Program (F Y  P ). You will have F Y  P lectures four days a week with no lecture or tutorial on Tuesdays. Typically, you will also enrol in an additional course at King’s or Dalhousie. King's and Dalhousie University share a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and a Faculty of Science. Because we’re academically intertwined, you'll get an intensive honours college experience within a research-intensive university. Plan your own path of courses in second year and beyond, choosing from King’s rigorous liberal arts and journalism classes and Dalhousie's diverse offerings. You can specialize in these subjects by pursuing a major, minor or honours. Look for the (   ) beside King's course offerings: —Arabic  —Canadian Studies  —Chinese (Mandarin)  —Cinema & Media Studies —Classics —Contemporary Studies —Creative Writing —Early Modern Studies —English —Environmental Studies  —Environment, Sustainability & Society —European Studies —Film Studies  —French —Gender and Women’s Studies —German

—History —History of Science and Technology —Indigenous Studies —International Development Studies —Journalism  —Law, Justice & Society —Music,

Fountain School of Performing Arts

—Philosophy —Political Science —Psychology —Religious Studies —Russian Studies —Sociology and Social Anthropology —Theatre, Fountain School of Performing Arts

Or any of the subjects housed in the Faculty of Science


Begin your science degree with the Foundation Year Program (F Y  P ). You will have F Y  P lectures three days a week with Tuesdays and Thursdays to focus on other courses. You will take two courses—typically one in math and one in science. Your electives will be taught at Dalhousie, the largest research university in Atlantic Canada. King's and Dalhousie University share a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and a Faculty of Science. Because we’re academically intertwined, you'll get an intensive honours college experience within a research-intensive university. Plan your own path of courses in second year and beyond, choosing from King’s rigorous liberal arts and journalism classes and Dalhousie's diverse offerings. You can specialize in these subjects by pursuing a major, minor or honours. Look for the (   ) beside King's course offerings: —Actuarial Science —Biochemistry and Molecular Biology —Biology —Chemistry —Earth Sciences —Economics —Environment, Sustainability & Society —Environmental Science —History of Science and Technology

—Marine Biology —Mathematics and Statistics —Microbiology and Immunology —Neuroscience —Ocean Sciences —Physics and Atmospheric Science —Psychology —Statistics

Science students can pursue an arts subject as a minor or as a secondary subject within a double major or a combined honours degree. King’s students who pursue a Science discipline are well regarded for their understanding of the continuing evolution of scientific thought and its place in our society.


Begin your music degree with the Foundation Year Program (F Y P). You will have F Y  P lectures four days a week with Tuesdays to focus on your other courses. Typically, these courses will include a music course. King’s and Dalhousie University share a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and a Faculty of Science. Because we’re academically intertwined, you'll get an intensive honours college experience within a research-intensive university. Plan your path of courses in second year and beyond, choosing from King’s rigorous liberal arts and journalism classes and Dalhousie's diverse offerings. With careful planning, there are concentrations open to Bachelor of Music students: —General Studies —Composition —Musicology —Performance There are many instruments to specialize in: Voice, guitar, piano, organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba. Our music students enjoy beginning their degree with F Y  P because it reveals nuances and subtleties about music’s relationship to ideas.

“ King’s is a place where you can be exactly the person that you feel you were born to be, or anyone that you aspire to be. At King’s you’re so accepted—it’s actually unbelievable. ” Maya Palacio About Maya A

· Hometown: Hamilton, Bermuda · Program: Bachelor of Journalism

(Honours), Minor in English

· Favourite book from F Y P:

The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois



arshall McLuhan, the great Canadian media theorist once said, “ We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish.”

Like the fish, we swim in our own culture, made up of a series of assumptions—assumptions that we need to step away from so that we may see and understand the sources, cross-currents, springs and eddies that make up the water in which we live. In the Foundation Year Program, our stepping away takes the form of a journey. As with any journey, this means encountering perspectives that are not ours, allowing ourselves to be enlarged in mind and feeling by facing this challenge—and in so doing, we come to experience our own context differently, with insight and a sense of possibility. Our journey begins in Ur (the first city known to humanity) and we arrive, by the end of the year, in the place we all start from—the contemporary world. You will be doing something radically different and new to you (we guarantee that), yet we will teach you nothing that is not, in some way, already there in your thinking, already known to you. This is like the paradox of self-discovery T.S. Eliot wrote about: “ The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Such a journey cannot be taken alone: that is why we read and discuss the books together, to help one another see the depths beneath the surface. A year spent reading and thinking about these books can transform the way you see your world. I invite you to join us.

Neil Robertson

Director, Foundation Year Program

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Foundation Year Program selections from the reading list Visit for a more comprehensive list of the books being read this year in F Y P. a “ How can I be silent, how can I rest, when Enkidu whom I love is dust, and I too shall die and be laid in the earth?” The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Ancient World The Epic of Gilgamesh The Iliad, Homer Symposium, Plato If Not Winter: Fragments of Sappho, Sappho The Aeneid, Virgil

“ And as we talked and panted for it, we just touched the edge of it by the utmost leap of our hearts.” Augustine, Confessions

The Middle Ages Confessions, Augustine On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy, Averroes The Divine Comedy, Dante The Lais, Marie de France

“ You are not dying because you are ill: you are dying because you are alive.” Montaigne, On Experience

The Renaissance And The Reformation The Prince, Machiavelli On the Dignity of Man, della Mirandola The Essays: A Selection, Montaigne Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare

“ Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

The Age Of Reason Persuasion, Austen The Blazing World, Cavendish Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery, Cugoano Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant

“ The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the colorline, the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

The Era Of Revolutions On the Origin of Species, Darwin Souls of Black Folk, Du Bois The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels Genealogy of Morals, Nietzsche Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, Shelley

“So with the lamps all put out, the moon sunk, and a thin rain drumming on the roof a downpouring of immense darkness began.” Woolf, To the Lighthouse

The Contemporary World The Origins of Totalitarianism, Arendt The Second Sex, de Beauvoir The Lives of Animals, Coetzee To the Lighthouse, Woolf

The right books. At the right time. In the right company. We know from experience that F Y  P students will be transformed by their encounter with great works. Our conviction is that this transformation is only possible if the right books are read at the right time and in the right company. The right books: The Foundation Year Program ( F Y  P  ) moves forward chronologically

from the ancient to the contemporary world, exposing you to the fundamental works—in philosophy, history, literature, drama and the natural and social sciences—that shaped, and were shaped by, the period of their emergence. Disregarding conventional disciplinary boundaries, we will see how, for example, the architecture, music, economics and science of an historical period all share in the spirit and temper of their age. F Y P tracks and interrogates the key concepts that have had a lasting impact on understandings of the self and the world.

The right time: Taken at a formative time in your intellectual journey, F Y P offers

you an ideal point of entry into any number of traditional disciplines. Having addressed central questions—what is the good, the just, the beautiful? What are our responsibilities

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Whether it's during tutorials, in small groups or direct conversations, your professors will listen actively to your ideas and explore them with you.

to ourselves, to others and to our shared world?—you will be able to consider your own possibilities in a more informed and thoughtful way. And in the light of this self-knowledge, you will be able to make much more informed and thoughtful decisions regarding your larger undergraduate (and post-graduate) career.

The right company: It is no easy thing to have your long-held opinions challenged or unsettled. For this reason, King’s faculty take special care to ensure that the F Y  P tutorial is a safe, inviting and encouraging space. Small, faculty-led tutorials (with an upper limit of 15 students) ensure that you will become very familiar with your tutors and classmates, and this familiarity will make it easier to express your opinions with confidence and without fear. Together with your classmates and tutors, you will engage in and collaborate on a shared project of understanding, where a plurality of perspectives and interpretations find expression. The small size of the tutorial (and the College) also means that you won’t get lost in the crowd. By the end of the F Y  P year, you will be known—not only by name, but by your opinions, interests and achievements—by the faculty members and friends who have studied and wrestled with the same ideas alongside you.

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A year spent reading and thinking about these books can transform the way you see your world... ...Such a journey cannot be taken alone.

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King’s journalism begins with a foundation in the humanities and progresses into increasing numbers of journalism courses. (SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW.)


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TWO ELECTIVES* CHOSEN FROM: - Science and the Media - Creative Nonfiction - Feature Writing (*more electives available year–to–year.)


News (required) / Audio / Video / Creative Nonfiction


Investigative / Magazine / Audio Documentary / Video Documentary




King’s journalism students become professional storytellers. They learn to think clearly, write exactly, recognize fact from fiction and dig deep to reveal hidden truths.

BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM HO N O U RS D E G RE E Use these skills for a career in the media or discover their transferability to jobs in business, environmental advocacy, government, NGOs, political parties, think tanks, charities and more. Your first year at King's pairs a strong foundation in the humanities with an examination of journalism's important role in society. You’ll get a theoretical and practical introduction to journalism—learning how to read, listen to, and watch the news knowledgeably and critically. This will give you a foundation on which to tell stories about people and the world they live in—to observe and ask informed, ethical questions. In upper years, you’ll improve your listening, interviewing, reporting and multimedia skills. Your intensive final year includes: – an honours project – three workshops that explore various ways of telling stories. In one of them, –  23  –

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you'll join our multimedia newsroom producing The Signal – and an internship at a media organization where you get hands-on, real-world experience. What is King’s journalism like? Rigorous. Surprising. Fun. Classes are small and the sense of community is large. You’ll be amazed by how much you learn. You’ll become a more capable person and a stronger citizen. Challenge yourself to be your best.

WORKSHOPS Through the journalism program you will work in newsrooms and tell stories in a variety of ways. The final year of your journalism degree includes three immersive, professionally oriented workshops. You will get experience in our News Workshop producing The Signal ( You will also choose from two other workshops that include audio, video, creative nonfiction, investigative and documentary. The Signal is the School of Journalism’s media outlet. It produces news, video and a current affairs podcast. Projects by students have won regional and national honours from the Atlantic Journalism Awards, Emerge Media Awards and Canadian Online Publishing Awards. a

The Signal is the portal for online student work in the School of Journalism.

INTERNSHIPS After you complete your journalism courses on campus, you will do a month-long internship at an approved journalism organization. Most students choose to remain in Canada, working at a news, current affairs or other journalistic outlet. However, you also have the option of an international placement. Students have completed internships in Beirut, Dubai, El Salvador, New York City, London, the Philippines, Chile and many other locations outside Canada. –  25  –

BAYLEIGH METELJ “I hosted and coordinated the LGBTQ Collective radio program on CKDU. I learned a lot about producing and organizing radio shows as well as getting interviews. The neat thing was how often things I was doing at CKDU I had learned to do in journalism class the week before.”

About Bayleigh A · H o m e t o w n : Nanoose Bay, BC · Program: F Y P Journalism · Favourite book from F Y P: Persuasion, Jane Austen


“My internship at CBC was invaluable. I was treated like one of their own, and I was held to their standards. Nothing was handed to me. I was given every chance to publish work, and I will carry the work I've done during my internship with me throughout my career.”

About Ross A · Hometown: Brampton, ON · Program: Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)

Journalism education helps you become an impartial, independent and informed storyteller. Come find your voice and use it to amplify other voices to make the world a better place.

At the heart of King’s is the belief that education is not only able to inform, but to transform. We offer you the classical education that is the cornerstone of modern citizenship. We encourage you to think critically, to express yourself clearly and persuasively, and to exercise an inner freedom not only to engage with the world, but also to change it.

BACHELOR OF ARTS Start your Bachelor of Arts with King’s Foundation Year Program (F Y  P ). This renowned program, with its focus on primary texts and sources, is explained on pages 14 -17. Among its praiseworthy qualities, F Y P unifies your first-year experience. This learning and teaching experience is brought to life through lectures, small tutorial groups, informal conversations with smart and thoughtful peers

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TAYLOR SARACUSE “ I've become passionate about the broader notion of accessibility—how important it is to make sure that all spaces are open to as many people— regardless of creed, colour, race, gender, sexuality—as possible. King’s majorly helped me look at my actions critically, and really consider what accessibility means and what my role is in it.

and faculty, shared experiences in residences, diverse extra-curricular activities and off campus community involvement. F Y P is a curated first-year offering that leads to exceptional choice in your second, third and fourth years. You can customize your degree with options for majors and minors based on your emerging interests. For example, you can pair King’s honours degrees with Classics or International Development, or Environment, Sustainability & Society, or Social Anthropology…permutations abound. Because King’s is academically intertwined with Dalhousie, you’ll get an honours college experience within a research-intensive university. The ability to seamlessly take courses at both King’s and Dalhousie means you can graduate with a stronger, well-rounded degree unique across Canada.

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If your background or identity feels far from the dominant culture, and if you’re able to find the support to be involved in a community that is only just learning how to support you, come here. Be strong. Be badass. Dive into this world that might not seem at first like it is for you. King’s can be an extremely rewarding community to be a part of, and your participation in King's is so incredibly vital.”

About Taylor A · Hometown: Victoria, BC · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours: Contemporary Studies and Psychology) · Favourite book from F Y P: Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx

“The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” Albert Einstein BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Are you considering a Bachelor of Science degree, but also love the arts and humanities (English, social studies, history, philosophy)? You don’t have to choose between them. The Foundation Year Program (F Y P) immerses you in the works of the great minds that have shaped our intellectual history while you concurrently study science at Dalhousie, Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive university. Combining F Y P at King’s with science at Dalhousie will enable you to experience the lively and tightly-knit community of King’s, while benefiting from Dalhousie’s national reputation for teaching and research excellence. F Y P invites you to participate in the great debates that have marked the scientific and humanistic traditions in the West. In the process, and in close intellectual community with tutors and friends, you will discover and develop your own abilities as a careful reader, a forceful writer and a persuasive speaker. Moreover, the books you read in F Y P will help you be a better student in the sciences. Through our encounters with authors such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Darwin and Einstein, and recalling the larger intellectual context to which they belonged, F Y P shows how powerfully our shared traditions have shaped the contemporary world. –  30  –

MEGAN KREMPA “ Focusing on the humanities while combining it with science was always something I wanted to do. Melding humanities and science together really enables you to get a clearer grasp of how we interact with the world and how things have come to be.”

About Megan A · Hometown: Bewdley, ON · Program: F Y P Science · Favourite book from F Y P: Meditations on First Philosophy, René Descartes

In F Y P–Science, your workload is designed to allow time for two full credits in math/science. F Y P satisfies three first-year credit requirements for your science degree: you will earn one credit in writing, one in language and humanities, and one credit in social sciences. (Qualifying International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement credits provide even greater course flexibility.) Taking F Y P–Science can be an efficient beginning to your science studies while enriching and refining your perspective on the world around you. After F Y P–Science, you can go on to a dedicated science degree at Dalhousie. If you want to continue to study humanities alongside the sciences, in addition to the many offerings of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, King’s honours programs are particularly suited to integrating your science studies with the humanities.

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“ Science graduates must be well trained in their chosen fields—that goes without saying. But thinking about the role of science, its history and philosophy, can make you a better scientist.” Dr. Sandra Walde Associate Dean of Science Dalhousie University

Music is an ever-evolving field: the genres we are familiar with today are very different from the music of the past. But regardless of these changes music has maintained a consistent presence and importance in our society.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC At King’s, music permeates all aspects of collegial life whether in the form of academic study, our internationally broadcast Chapel Choir, the King’s Chorus, or through impromptu jazz sessions in the Quad, Wardroom or Chapel. Singing is often heard in the hallways. If you’re interested in making music a core component of your studies, you can choose the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music. You’ll take your music classes through Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts, which is housed in the Dalhousie Arts Centre alongside Symphony Nova Scotia. Your professors may include musicians who play with the symphony. There are also ways to add music to your studies and life at King’s while keeping your academic focus elsewhere, including taking an elective course or adding a minor in music. Music at King’s can be the headliner or accompanist in your degree—whichever hits the right note for you. See the chart on the next page for a better understanding of the music program options jointly offered by King’s and Dalhousie University.

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JESSE MACISAAC “ I originally was pursuing a different degree when I first came to King’s. When I decided to switch into music I did have the question of changing schools on my mind. The community that you get in Halifax, at King’s and at Dalhousie is really what makes it worth it for me. I’m able to have such a tight-knit community, both at King’s and within Dalhousie's Fountain School of Performing Arts, that it just makes me want to stay and learn from some of the best people around.”

About Jesse A · Hometown:

Wolfville, NS




of Music, Minor in Journalism Studies

· Favourite book from F Y P: Frankenstein,

BA OR BSc COMBINED HONOURS WITH MUSIC AND ANOTHER SUBJECT These degrees will help students succeed in a variety of different industries including music, media production, art management, recreational and therapeutic work, and library management.

· Program: Bachelor

Mary Shelley

The Bachelor of Music is an intensive professional music training program that prepares students for careers or further study in many areas including:

performance composition theory musicology music criticism music education It also offers excellent academic preparation for professional studies in other areas, such as law or journalism.

Elective courses for non-majors are available, some of which require no musical background or training. — and — You can complete a minor in Music or a minor in Musicology to enhance your degree.

This chart is adapted from the Dalhousie Academic Calendar.

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(LEFT) Use this chart to learn about your degree options in music. King's music degrees are offered jointly by King's and Dalhousie's Fountain School of the Performing Arts.

King’s offers three honours programs that allow you to engage more deeply with your faculty and the questions that arise from F Y P. The programs are uniquely interdisciplinary, meaning they ignore arbitrary divisions between disciplines. You can combine one of these with a more traditional subject within the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie, or with the School of Journalism at King’s.

KING’S HONOURS PROGRAMS: ARTS & SCIENCE CONTEMPORARY STUDIES PROGRAM (CSP) The Contemporary Studies Program explores such questions as: What are ethics today? What is philosophical about the environment? Have politics become biological? Are we really beyond gender? Is the tradition of Western thought over? And if we are liberated, what are we liberated from? This is an opportunity to integrate thought across cultural and disciplinary boundaries, to synthesize broadly, and to explore emerging possibilities in theory, art and culture. Take electives on pain, death and irony. Consider the intersections between philosophy and literature, ethics and aesthetics, pop culture and media, race and gender, science and politics, in the historical emergence of these issues.

EARLY MODERN STUDIES PROGRAM (EMSP) The Early Modern Studies Program explores such questions as: What was life like in the age of Leonardo, Shakespeare and Wollstonecraft? What is the basis of our modern conceptions of the self, nature, society, freedom and art? What ideas provoked historical turning points such as the Renaissance, the

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CALEB SHER “ Working through the F Y P reading list on your own is definitely an intimidating task, but I think being in tutorial and making a great group of friends in F Y P really helped me work through it. Just having that communal experience, and knowing that other people were struggling the same way you were and maybe they picked up on some things that I didn’t pick up on really makes the text more approachable.

Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution? Explore the origins of modernity through a study of its development in European culture from the 16th to early 19th centuries, a time of spectacular upheaval.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (HOST) How has the development of science informed our understanding of the natural world and the place of the human within it? How has science evolved in relation to other areas of human activity like politics, religion or the arts? Science and technology continuously reconfigure the conditions of our work and play, our relation to the environment, and the boundaries of what we take to be trustworthy knowledge. Our courses explore the fascinating and ever-changing interactions between society and science throughout history, using truly interdisciplinary approaches through which students in both the humanities and the sciences can feel at home. Along the way you will also deepen your own perspectives on how science and technology can help shape our common future.

You hear about studying Plato in university and its sort of this grand experience—he’s “the Philosopher,” right? But then you read Plato in F Y P and (especially in a work like Symposium) it’s just so beautifully written as a text (not even as a work of philosophy, just the writing itself is so beautiful). That was something I didn’t expect.”

About Caleb A · Hometown: Ottawa, ON · Program: Bachelor

of Arts (Combined Honours: Contemporary Studies and Math), Minor in Early Modern Studies

· Favourite book from F Y P: Symposium,


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“ A King's education can prepare you for anything. It teaches you about the origins of everything we consider modern, whether that be related to social and political problems, technological innovations or moral solutions. ”

Taryn Neufeld About Taryn A

· Hometown: Newmarket, ON · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Combined

Honours: Early Modern Studies and Religious Studies), Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture · Favourite book from F Y P:

The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ I think the people who succeed at King's are the ones who come with an open mind. They care about learning and they’re willing to listen and share ideas. You don’t have to be the kid who loves philosophy, or the smartest person you know.” Maggie Dingwell About Maggie A

· Hometown: Calgary, AB · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Combined

Honours: Early Modern Studies and International Development)

· Favourite book from F Y P:

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

“ On an experiential trip to Italy we went to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and it blew everybody away…I think that would be a highlight for me course-wise, seeing the David and being shocked at how beautiful it actually was.” Saunder Waterman BACHELOR OF ARTS (CSP AND CREATIVE WRITING), MINORS (EMSP, ITALIAN STUDIES)

STUDY ABROAD & EXCHANGES King’s offers two unique, interdisciplinary, month-long and full-credit courses in major European centres where students have seminars and an opportunity to engage with the subject matter on location. Students who go to Florence consider the art, literature, philosophy and politics of Renaissance Italy (1280 -1580) through daily visits to the city’s churches, palaces and museums. You gain a profound knowledge of the public, religious and personal spheres of Renaissance life through an

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“ If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this course, it’s that the work of memory, like politics, is never finished. A monument can never have the last word. Berlin, a city that has a way of constantly throwing the new and unexpected at you, is the perfect place to try to come to terms with this idea.” Jen Hall  BACHELOR


interdisciplinary analysis of objects, spaces and texts. Students in Berlin have an opportunity to explore the themes of collective memory, public space and historical trauma in Germany’s capital city. Through daily seminars, site visits, mindful wandering and museum tours, you gain an extensive knowledge of the ethical, aesthetic and public struggle to take responsibility for history in a city that is both connected with the past and alive to the future. In addition, through our academic affiliation with Dalhousie University, King’s students have over 90 international exchange options to explore on five continents. –  39  –

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Nestled into the corner of Dalhousie’s campus in Halifax, King’s is surrounded on three sides by Dalhousie and on the fourth side by a beautiful residential neighbourhood where many upper-year King’s students live.

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HALIFAX IS A STUDENT CITY. With six highly regarded post-secondary institutions and several private colleges, Halifax draws 40,000 students every year from around the province, country and world. With its rich history, fun-loving culture and Maritime charm, it’s no wonder that many students who move to Halifax find a second home here. HALIFAX IS A WELCOMING CITY. The warmth of our community makes Halifax a great place to come and study. Flying to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport takes about two hours from New York City and Toronto, and 90 minutes from Montreal. Additionally, there are direct daily flights from London (Heathrow).

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Halifax is a coastal community that does its own thing, to its own beat. Ocean life is steeped into our friendly dispositions, rugged landscapes and mild weather. With more than 7,000 km of coastline and 100 beaches, Nova Scotia is “Canada’s Ocean Playground” for good reason. Walk to the water’s edge from the King’s Quad in less than 10 minutes, stroll along the famous waterfront boardwalk, or find yourself on a beach in 30 minutes by car. The Halifax region is also a surfing location enjoyed by brave locals year-round. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and as such, is home to the provincial government. It’s also a cultural and economic hub in Eastern Canada. Halifax is big enough to be interesting and small enough to be familiar. Home to more than 400,000 people, Halifax is a modern, urban centre that has the feel of a small town. The smallness is apparent when getting around a walkable city of diverse neighbourhoods. The city also has a thriving cyclist culture and public transit options. It’s easy to find what you need and to get where you need to go.

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A historic port city, Halifax has centuries of experience in adventures blending old and new. Stroll to cafés, restaurants and shops paces away from headstones dating to the 1700s. Try step dancing to traditional music, then go see a favourite band in a town famous for its music scene and nighttime venues. Ride one of the world’s oldest saltwater ferry routes across the harbour to Dartmouth and back. There’s also the Halifax Citadel, a national historic site and star-shaped fortress atop a hill. At its base you’ll find the Halifax Commons, home to a skating oval and many sports fields and open grassy areas for picnics. The Halifax Public Gardens are a 10-minute walk from King’s campus, and a large forested park known as Point Pleasant Park is about a 30-minute walk away. You can even catch an outdoor Shakespearean performance there in the summer. Halifax is also a city that reads. One of the first Canadian public libraries was established here in 1864. In 2014, the new Central Library— “the city’s living room”—opened its doors in the heart of downtown. It won a Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Design Award in Architecture for 2014 and a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture in 2016.

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ing’s is based on the Oxford-Cambridge model of small colleges*, which is to say we are a real home for you and others. The whole structure of the College— from the residence, to the administration, to the academic programs—is based on this logic.

At King’s, our dons are on-campus residents who have offcampus jobs and who have lives outside of  “the Quad.” King’s dons are young professionals and the College is their home. This is different from other universities where it is students who oversee students. It is crucial to the structure and well-being of the College that the dons, the Dean of Students, and the President live on campus, and are constant figures in all aspects of College life. For resident students and those who commute daily, the campus functions as a supportive community. When we speak of the “King’s experience” we are not simply referring to our academic programs, but also to the transformative experience that you and your fellow students will have. Our strong, cohesive community is a rare experience in North American universities and an incredible way to live. According to a recent survey by the Canadian Universities Survey Consortium, our sense of community is an integral part of the King’s experience. King’s students report they make more friends in their first year, are more involved in campus life and feel that professors take a greater personal interest in their academic progress compared to those at peer institutions. * The Quad is meant to contain everything you need (a place to sleep, eat, live, work, play) making it a kind of ‘earthly paradise.’ It is a refuge from a fractured, chaotic world where you can actually have the quiet time and leisure you need to properly engage in academic work and learning. Philosophically speaking, colleges such as King’s are based on an ancient model which sees the quadrangle as a symbol of the Garden of Eden.

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Since its founding

1789, King's has more years of stories to tell than any chartered university in Canada. Our Halifax campus, designed by Andrew R. Cobb, was completed in 1928. in












Here's a quick tour:

Alex Hall’s Manning Room is host to “StudySnacks,” where upper-year students arrive with treats and help you and other F Y  P students with your essays.

Alumni Hall is where F Y P lectures take place. It’s where you’ll learn to learn and where your mind will be challenged by faculty who will get to know you personally.

The Lodge is where the President lives with his family and their dog, Casey. You will often gather here to celebrate student milestones and achievements.

With an award-winning design, you will treasure the Library for its comfy chairs, quiet reading nooks and the rare Weldon Collection of ceramics.

It's strangely comforting as former presidents look upon you in the high-ceilinged Prince Hall with dark wood panels - home to daily meals, formal meals and “Big Night.”

A black-box theatre, affectionately called "the Pit," is home to performances produced, performed, directed and sometimes written by students like you.

The Muir Gym is where you'll find a weight room, aerobics space, eight varsity teams and a sprung floor ready for your next dance–off with the Dance Collective.

King’s central hub is the iconic A & A building. Beneath the front steps is the HMCS King's Wardroom where you'll relax, eat grilled cheeses and discuss.

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The Chapel is for you, whatever your spirituality looks like. Concerts, poetry readings and quiet contemplation happen here. The bell marks the passing of our day.

Aeneas has been fleeing Troy over the door of Middle Bay for as long as anyone can remember. King's founders were Empire Loyalists who fled the American Revolution.

During WWII, training officers knew campus as the “stone frigate” H M C S King’s. One reminder of this time is a single mast flagpole with yardarm and gaff.

“ What’s great about Halifax is you really can walk everywhere. It’s really an easy place to navigate. The arts scene is interesting. There definitely is a very creative environment to tap into. That’s been a really positive influence creatively. ”

Ariel Bates (F Y P)

“ Halifax is an amazing place for a university student. So many young people come to Halifax at the same spot in their lives—trying to figure out what they want to do or who they want to be. It’s a great place to test the waters out and to try different things. It’s really great to be young in Halifax.” Emily Bartlett Bachelor of Arts (International Development, Minor in Health Studies)

TRADITIONS With 229 years of history as Canada’s oldest chartered liberal arts university, King’s loves to celebrate traditions, old and new.

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Dating back to 1803, Matriculation is the formal ceremony of enrolment at King’s. The Matricula is a large register full of the names of King’s students from years past. By inscribing your name you join that community of thousands of students who have come before you.


Inspired by the works you’ll study in F Y P, students put on a Greek comedy or tragedy on the library steps. The cast of mostly first years rehearses and performs outside, with students and faculty packing the Quad to watch. It’s been known to get a little brisk in a toga, but there’s nothing quite like theatre outdoors.

...everyone dresses up for dinner and you wear your long black robes...It’s a really special kind of experience...


Several nights a semester, students, faculty and staff dine together in one of King’s oldest traditions. Like many King’s students before you, you’ll don academic gowns, process into the dining hall with your peers, hear Latin grace and follow simple formalities relatively unchanged for some 200 years. Formal meals also feature guest speakers—typically community leaders, alumni or professors. Formal meal is a treasured part of community life at King's for students, alumni, staff and faculty.


Once a year King’s president hosts a group hike in a wilderness area near the city. Not only will you be transported out of the Quad and into the woods, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and talk by a guest speaker.


The President hosts an annual skating party at the Oval on the Halifax Commons for King’s students and friends. Afterward, everyone is invited back to the President’s Lodge for hot drinks and snacks.


About once a month, students are invited to connect with an accomplished King’s alumnus over lunch in the President’s Lodge. Six to eight students join the president for a light meal and conversation with someone who will inspire them.


Since 2011, King’s has hosted the Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture. Through a balloting process, the King’s student body is invited to choose the guest speaker they’d like to bring to campus. Past lecturers have included Tanya Tagaq, Miriam Toews and Michael Ondaatje—speakers who have challenged, provoked and delighted students.

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KRISTIN BERTHELSEN “ I would say my first formal meal was definitely a King’s experience that really affected me, when everyone dresses up for dinner and you wear your long black robes and the professors and the president all come and sit at the High Table in meal hall, and the choir sings grace in Latin and they serve you dinner. It’s a really special kind of experience and you know that it’s a really longstanding tradition at King’s which is very cool.”

About Kristin A · Hometown: Edmonton, AB · Program: Bachelor of Arts (English and History) · UKC Athletics: Captain, Blue Devils Women’s Soccer · Favourite book from F Y P: The Odyssey, Homer

King’s Athletics is an opportunity for personal and social development. Academically minded student-athletes are at home in this campus community.

JESS SIMM Captain, Blue Devils Women’s Basketball

UKC ATHLETICS King’s students excel in class and on the field.

Eight head coaches as well as assistant coaches and student workers support your regional and national levels of varsity play in a friendly, personal environment. Your fees include access to facilities and programs both at King’s and Dalhousie. Athletics can also provide balance to your studies and a healthy way to plug into campus life. The only way you will experience being a number at King’s is by wearing your jersey. KING’S ATHLETICS OFFERS:

Varsity Athletics –  men’s and women’s basketball, rugby and soccer –  women’s volleyball –  co-ed badminton

Athletics Community

–  King’s intramurals (basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, hockey) –  gymnasium, weight room, fitness/cardio room –  dance/yoga space

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“ I’ve wanted to play college basketball since I was a little kid. Being a student athlete is definitely a lot of commitment but I never found that I didn’t have enough time to study. I love my teammates. They’re just so supportive and we go through the same things together and we get frustrated by the same things and we’re excited by the same things. Becoming captain of our team has definitely helped my leadership skills a lot. As soon as I was put in that position, I felt like it was kind of natural. I learned really quickly what I had to do to be a leader and what my team needed from me as a leader.”

About Jess A · Hometown: Hammonds Plains, NS · Program: Bachelor of Arts (International Development) · Favourite book from F Y P: The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir

UKC ATHLETICS AWARDS ‘17/’18 · 16 Conference All-Stars · 30 Honour Roll Students · 3 CCAA Academic AllCanadians · ACAA Badminton Champions

King’s Library is a welcoming and beautiful study and reading space housing an impressive collection of books, art and archival materials.

LEITH JOHNSON “ King’s library is so calming and so quiet. I would come here and the work I could get done in a few hours at the library was phenomenal. If I didn’t have the library I don’t think I could have written an essay.”

About Leith A · Hometown: Halifax, NS · Program: F Y P Favourite book from F Y P: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

KING'S COLLEGE LIBRARY Established by Charles Inglis, the founder of the university, the King’s Library had accumulated a significant collection of books by 1802 covering classics, history, foreign languages, literature, natural sciences and theology. The library continued adding books throughout the 19th century, including several incunabula (books printed before 1500). It also acquired medieval manuscripts, natural history specimens, historical artifacts and artworks. The library’s award-winning building was erected in 1989 to commemorate the bicentennial of the university. Holdings of 70,000 volumes support the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on materials relating to the Contemporary Studies, Early Modern Studies, History of Science and Technology, Foundation Year Program and the School of Journalism. The library is also a museum, with art, artifacts and one of the oldest collections of ceramics in Canada. The Archives, which contain the university’s inactive records having permanent value, are on the lower floor. It has honours theses, student publications and extensive holdings of King’s Students’ Union records.

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The chapel welcomes students of all faiths and none to participate in activities on and off campus, explore their spirituality, hear beautiful music, talk with the chaplain and enjoy stimulating lectures.

SARAH GRIFFIN Co-organizer, YouthNet/King’s tutoring program

CHAPEL COMMUNITY Although King’s is a secular university, one of its carry-over traditions from the Oxford-Cambridge model is that our campus is home to the University of King’s College Chapel, a place of quiet reflection and the hub of a lively, active community. The chapel is a community of members who listen deeply to one other. Issues of local and global justice descend from classroom abstractions into the daily habits of its members. The chapel offers daily prayers, liturgies and set times for quiet contemplative prayer. The chapel organizes wilderness hikes, weekend retreats and canoe trips on behalf of King’s in the backcountry of Nova Scotia. First-year students are especially encouraged to take advantage of social justice volunteer opportunities on campus and in the broader Halifax community. Through the chapel, King’s students have been volunteering with Saint George’s YouthNet, which provides free programs to children and youth living in or near public housing in Halifax’s North End. Starting in 2018, YouthNet children have been coming to campus each week for tutoring with King’s student-volunteers.

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“ YouthNet is a way to start applying what you’re learning to real life. Being a King’s student you spend a lot of time reading good literature about community and empathy and the human experience. YouthNet is a way to apply those concepts and it’s a way to start living the humanity that you can study in books at King’s. Perhaps, down the road, with the continued success of this partnership, some of these same children might show an interest in coming to a place like King’s for university.”

About Sarah A · Hometown: Ottawa, ON · Program: Bachelor of Arts, Classics and Contemporary Studies · Favourite book from F Y P: The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri

The King's Chapel Choir presents a tremendous opportunity to sing, featuring 26 weeks of Evensongs and Eucharists, including works spanning ten centuries.

JA MIE WHITLEY “ I came to King’s loving music and loving to sing. I didn’t really have any experience doing it, especially at this level, and it was great to be part of the Chapel Choir because the level of music you do here is very high. You get to meet people who take music very seriously. To be able to sing next to them and work with them several times a week makes you start to take yourself more seriously, too.”

About Jamie A

CHAPEL CHOIR & CHORUS Directed by five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley, the King’s College Chapel Choir is modeled on the chapel choirs of Cambridge and Oxford. Learn works by all major composers in the Anglican and Catholic traditions, as well as Eastern Orthodox liturgical settings. Tour and perform major works in concert, including a Requiem, a Christmas performance series and a Baroque masterwork. The King’s Chapel Choir also offers choral and organ scholarships (search “undergraduate scholarships” at choir for more information). Live recordings are found at a The King’s Chorus is a concert choir directed by Nick Halley. Approximately 70 students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members form the chorus with an array of musical knowledge and talent from expert to beginner. The chorus presents a fun way to learn great music through masterwork concerts each semester.

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· Hometown: Toronto, ON · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Music), Minor in Early Modern Studies · Favourite book from F Y P: The Republic, Plato

The Wardroom and The Galley are the heart of King’s campus. Over the course of a day, nearly everyone on campus— students, faculty, staff—stops by.

GINA GRATTAN “ The HMCS King's Wardroom (our campus pub) and The Galley (our campus café) are the heart of King’s campus, and mean so much to me personally. I spend a lot of time here, especially during the day. It is so great to be able to hang out with my friends and also to do work in a very chill atmosphere. The Wardroom and Galley are both student-run businesses, which I think is absolutely amazing—together as students we get to prioritize what kinds of things we want in our businesses.”

WARDROOM & GALLEY The HMCS King’s Wardroom is a student lounge and study space by day and a lively bar and music venue by night. The pub’s wet/dry liquor license allows students—of all ages—to enjoy the Wardroom’s social atmosphere. The Wardroom also features The Galley, a daytime café that offers locally sourced food and ethically traded coffee and tea, plus Hali-famous grilled cheese sandwiches and other goodies. The Galley and Wardroom are student-run businesses that employ students. Come evening, the Wardroom shifts gears. Now it’s the campus pub and a place of music—lots of it. From open mic nights to karaoke and everything in between, King’s students make music in the Wardroom nearly every night of the week. Its rich history of spawning professional musicians helped King’s finish second in a 2013 CBC national poll of the most musical campuses. Readers of The Coast, Halifax’s alternative weekly, ranked the Wardroom #1 “Best Student Hang” in their “Best of Halifax” awards for three consecutive years.

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About Gina A · Hometown: Amherst, NS · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Double Major: Sustainability & English) · Favourite book from F Y P: Crime & Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Few theatre spaces are as open and willing to let people experiment. What happens in the Pit is immensely important and rare for university students to experience.

MAXIM MAKAROV “ If you put yourself out there, there’s this community of welcoming, accepting people and all kinds of cultural characters and different sorts. And, you know, there’s something to do for everyone in a KTS show—you don’t have to act. You can do lighting and be a part of the cast. You'll get to know people and put on a beautiful work of art in the end. There’s nothing like the King’s Theatrical Society. It has been one of my favourite things about this year.”

About Maxim A

KING'S THEATRICAL SOCIETY Did you know that the University of King’s College has its own live performance space? “ The Pit,” a black box theatre with seating for 200, is one of Halifax’s liveliest performance venues.

The King’s Theatrical Society (KTS) is an entirely

student-run theatre company. The KTS has a student production team and a budget to put on a season of more than 15 shows. Every show is run completely by students from the moment an idea is first pitched to its final performance, including directing, acting, sound and music, lighting, costuming, props, set design, makeup, advertising, tickets and more. The KTS also coordinates the “  in-Fringement  ” festival—a week of student-written material, performed anywhere on campus from in the elevator to over the radio. Every student who gets involved with the KTS brings something vital and unique to the production, whether they have no experience at all or have been in plays for years.

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· Hometown: Montreal, QC · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Combined honours: Contemporary Studies and Russian) · Favourite book from F Y P: Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

KING’S SOCIETIES Selections from the dozens of societies listed at a All King’s students are automatically members of the King’s Students’ Union (K S U). The K S U acts as the collective voice of King’s students, provides advocacy and representation through its executive and councillors, and offers a variety of student services, including coordinating funding for the many student societies at King’s. CONTEMPORARY STUDIES SOCIETY This society represents and promotes the Contemporary Studies Program, encouraging students to engage with their professors, ideas and peers through both colloquia and social events. DAY STUDENTS’ SOCIETY Day students are King’s students who live off campus. If you are a day student, the Day Students’ Society (DSS) can help you to immerse yourself at King’s. It hosts weekly on-campus and off-campus events, including cocktail parties, karaoke nights, skydiving expeditions and camping trips. EARLY MODERN STUDIES SOCIETY The Early Modern Studies Society (EMSS) is designed to foster and provide an academic and social environment for students interested in the Early Modern period. It also plans and puts on social events, lecture series and the Conference of the Early Modern. THE HALIBURTON SOCIETY The Haliburton Society, founded in 1884, is the oldest literary society on a university campus in North America. Since its inception, it has welcomed literary enthusiasts to celebrate great works of poetry and prose through readings and discussions led by students, faculty members and guest authors.

JOURNALISM SOCIETY The King’s Journalism Society is for students who want to hang out, work on their skills and support journalism-related campaigns. KING’S DANCE COLLECTIVE The Dance Collective provides a non-competitive outlet for students interested in all aspects of dance and choreography. It holds professional or student-run workshops that introduce students to different styles of dance and gives them a space to practice. It welcomes dancers of all skill levels and backgrounds. KING’S JEWISH BOOK CLUB The King’s Jewish Book Club (KJB) gathers twice a month to discuss texts by a wide variety of Jewish thinkers, from Maimonides to Leonard Cohen, with students and professors of all faiths. KJB also organizes events such as movie nights and a Chanukkah party in the Wardroom. KING’S P.R.I.D.E. SOCIETY The People Recognizing Individual Diversity and Equality (or P.R.I.D.E.) Society aims to provide a positive and supportive environment for people of all sexualities and gender identities while fighting for LGBTQ2SIA+ equality through activism and advocacy. LOADED LADLE The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit, open co-operative of students and community members, dedicated to serving fresh, homemade, free or low-cost meals on campus. It aims to challenge mainstream, corporate notions of food service. Free meals are at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the academic school year.

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LIANNE XIAO KSU President, 2018 KSU Vice-President– Student Life 2017

ZINE SOCIETY The Zine society provides a collaborative space for students to explore DIY publishing culture. Members appreciate, discuss and produce small publications, and the society provides the materials necessary for students to explore zine-making. It also hosts workshops, discussions and events.

Don’t see your interest represented here or online? The King’s Students’ Union is excited to help you start something new.

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“ In my second year I ran for journalism representative, then I was the Student Life Vice-President and currently I’m President of the King’s Students’ Union. Putting in the effort and seeing what you believe in come to life is really, really powerful. It is especially important for students of colour to step forward and take action. In my experience I didn’t see people who looked like me in positions of power. When I stepped forward and became a public figure it made me feel better about myself and about knowing I was in a community where I could be in that leadership position, where I could do what I wanted to do, and see what I wanted to see changed.”

About Lianne A · Hometown: Toronto, ON · Program: Bachelor of Journalism (Combined honours: Journalism and Creative Writing) · Favourite book from F Y P: The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir

Academically, King’s and Dalhousie together present unique opportunities for specialization and focus. As a King’s student, you’ll have access to King’s and Dalhousie’s combined resources .

SUPPORT SERVICES Together, King’s and Dalhousie support you. King’s students enjoy access to all student services available at both King’s and Dalhousie. If you have questions, staff in King’s Registrar’s Office are ready to assist you. You will also find more information about the many services offered at ukings. ca/student-services. a Some of the collegial supports available at King’s: – Enrolment and academic advisors in the Registrar’s Office. – Academic and mental health peer support workers. – A dedicated FYP writing coach and journalism tutors. – Dean of Students. SUPPORTS AT DALHOUSIE: King’s students have access to the full suite of student services available at Dalhousie. These include career, cultural, experiential learning and academic supports. You’ll be able to visit an on-campus clinic with a team of doctors, nurses,

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SOPHIA JOSENHANS Blue Devils Volleyball

“ The really nice thing about going to King’s is you have access to all of the facilities run through Dalhousie. You have a chance to pick and choose what you want to do. Plus, King’s is a community. We’ve got our little corner of the Dal campus and it always genuinely feels like home. I can always come back and sit in the Quad and feel comfortable.”

About Sophia A

social workers, registered psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors at the Student Health and Wellness Centre. If you request accommodation as a result of disability, religious observance, or an experienced barrier related to any other characteristic protected under Canadian Human Rights legislation, you’ll work with the teams at the Student Accessibility Centre. The athletically inclined can go to Dalplex, which includes a newly renovated fitness centre and where you’ll find an eight-lane pool, cardio equipment, two climbing facilities and over 35 weekly fitness classes including yoga, spin and kickboxing. Other support services at Dalhousie include: ·  International Student Centre

· Hometown: Lunenburg, NS · Program: Bachelor of Science, Oceanography and Sustainability


· More than 4,000 courses · More than 80 minors · 90 exchange partner institutions The possible combinations are as individual as you are.

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GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS For specifics, please visit a


Admission to K ing’s depends on your academic performance to date. You will see below the admission criteria based on what and where you have studied. Admission to King’s is competitive. Meeting the minimum entrance average does not guarantee admission.

GRADE 12 REQUIREMENTS Degree Options Bachelor of Arts


Math 3

Additional Subjects 4

Min. Average

Foundation Year Program (FYP)

4 additional subjects

75% overall

General Studies

4 additional subjects

70% overall

3 additional subjects

75% overall

3 additional subjects

75% overall

4 additional subjects

80% overall

Bachelor of Science Foundation Year Program (FYP) General Studies

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Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) Foundation Year Program (FYP) •


Bachelor of Music 2 Foundation Year Program (FYP)

4 additional subjects

75% overall

General Studies

4 additional subjects

70% overall

1 If you are applying to the journalism program you are required to submit a 1000-word sketch describing why you want to study journalism. We want to know something about your academic strengths and weaknesses, your general interests, the work you may have done in journalism and other fields, and anything else that contributes to a well-rounded story about you. References and a portfolio are optional. 2 If you are applying to the music program you are required to submit a King’s undergraduate application for admission, supporting documents and a Fountain School of Performing Arts supplemental music application. Once a supplemental music application is received, the Fountain School of Performing Arts will be in contact with you to arrange an audition. Audition results will be communicated to you and the Registrar’s Office. Please visit for more information. a

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3 For a complete list of math courses that fulfill this requirement, see the Additional Provincial Requirements Chart. 4 This table is a guide only. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for a complete list of acceptable grade 12/senior level academic courses and to verify your course selection.


English (All programs)

Math  (BSc only)

Additional Subjects

Alberta, Nunavut, Northwest Territories

ELA 30-1

Math 31, 30-1

30 level

British Columbia, Yukon

English 12

Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12

Grade 12 Academic


English 40S, 40U, 42S

Pre-Calculus 40S Calculus 40U

40S level

New Brunswick

English 122, 121 Anglais 22411 / French 10411

Pre-Calculus 12A & 12B Calculus 120 Math 30411C, 30421C

Grade 12 Academic 411 or 421 level

Newfoundland / Labrador

English 3201 English 4201

Adv. Math 3200 Intro. Calculus 3208

Grade 12 Academic

Nova Scotia

English 12 Academic

Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12

Grade 12 Academic




4U or 4M level

Prince Edward Island

English 621A

Math 621B, 611B

Grade 12 Academic


English 12 Academic CEGEP English 603  / French 601

Pre-Calculus Calculus 12 CEGEP Calculus I or II

Grade 12 Academic CEGEP Credits


English 30A English 30

Pre-Calculus 30 Calculus 30

30 or 30A level

Outside Canada

Senior Level English

Senior Level Pre-Calculus/Calculus

Senior Level

IB Curriculum

English SL or HL

Math SL or HL

SL or HL Credits

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If your high school follows the American curriculum, we require SAT results with a total score of at least 1,100 (1,650 prior to March 2016) and/or ACT composite score of at least 23 and no individual score of less than 20. You must achieve a B average to meet minimum admission requirements.


If you complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma you must receive a minimum of 26 points as well as meet the general admission requirements. If you complete HL subjects with grades of 5, 6 or 7 you may be eligible for university credit. King’s also offers a second-year transfer credit for TOK to eligible students.


If you complete AP courses you must meet the general admission requirements. You may be eligible for university credit with grades of 4 or 5.


As a home-learner you will be assessed on an individual basis. Please send a letter of intent, a writing sample, information about the educator and curriculum followed, a list of textbooks used and books read, and transcripts (when available). An SAT or ACT may be required for admission and scholarship consideration.


As a French Baccalaureate student you will need a minimum average of 11 in at least five subjects in the French Baccalaureate General. Course requirements are the same as the grade 12 requirements. If you achieve a minimum grade of 11 and a minimum coefficient of 4 you may be eligible for university credit.


If you are a GCE A level student you will need a minimum of five subjects, including two A (Advanced) levels or four AS (Advanced Subsidiary) levels with grades of C or better, for admission. Course requirements are the same as the grade 12 requirements. AS or A level mathematics is required for the science program. If you complete GCE A levels you may be eligible for university credit with a minimum grade of C.


Contact the Registrar’s Office at or +1-902-422-1271 for more information by country.

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BENN VAN RYN Blue Devils Badminton (ACAA Champion and team MVP)


If you have studied in an English-language institution for three years (full-time) or more at a secondary level or one year (full-time) at a post-secondary level, you will not be required to submit proof of proficiency in English. If you do not meet these requirements you will need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or another recognized language test. m inimum requ irements : IELTS (min. 6.5, with no band below 6.0); and TOEFL iBT (min. 90, with no band below 20).


If you have studied at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to transfer and receive credit for courses you have completed. Normally, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required to transfer. Some programs will require higher GPAs.

“ I’ve had different jobs around campus. I was a tour guide for the university. I worked at the gym desk. And recently I’ve been working with a painting company here in Halifax, running a small business for the last two years. The jobs that I’ve had on campus have been convenient in the fact that they’re close by. They help me get more involved in the community and meet more people. In terms of the painting job outside of the university, obviously I learned so much about business and made a lot of friends from that as well. And these jobs also helped me support myself in terms of paying for my tuition and living expenses. Managing all those things plus being a student-athlete has been very busy, but I personally like to be busy.”

About Benn A · Hometown: Ottawa, ON · Program: International Developmental Studies, Minor in Management. · Favourite book from F Y P: The Republic, Plato

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EXPENSES BEFORE SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND BURSARIES Fall and Winter Term (in Canadian dollars) Tuition shown is for academic year 2018–19 (subject to change)


Tuition/incidental fees * †  ...................................................................... $9,593 Books and supplies ‡  ............................................................................. $1,100 Residence (Lodging, Meal Plan, Deposits) §  ........................................ $11,215


Tuition/incidental fees/differential *   .................................................... $19,103 Books and supplies ‡  ............................................................................. $1,100 Residence (Lodging, Meal Plan, Deposits) §  ........................................ $11,215 Health Plan  ............................................................................................. $694 * Based on courses in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Foundation Year Program + elective). Fees vary by program. † Nova Scotia students are eligible for a $1,283 bursary from the Province of Nova Scotia. Bursary amount is based on a full course load. ‡ Based on Foundation Year Program and one full-year elective. § Based on a double room in Alexandra Hall and a 7-Day All-Day Meal Plan.

DID YOU KNOW? • Canada’s provincial student loans can be used in any province across the country. For example, if you’re an Ontario student, you can apply for OSAP and use it to go to university in Nova Scotia. • If you’re from the USA, your FAFSA loans can travel to Canada with you. • We can help if you have questions! For questions about Canadian loans, contact Student Accounts Officer Sharlene Salter at ext. 116. For questions about USA loans, contact Information and Awards Coordinator Catherine Read at ext. 193.

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FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION S cholarships , bursaries a nd student loa ns are available to you to help offset or defer the f inancial costs of attending university. Scholarships are generally awarded based on academic achievement whereas bursaries and loans consider financial need. The alumni, friends and supporters of King’s are invested in making a King’s education accessible.


If you are a high school student who has applied for September admission you are automatically considered for an entrance award. You must submit an admission application and official high school transcripts by March 1 to be considered. These awards may be renewed in following years if you maintain the scholarship standing. The minimum values of these entrance awards are listed below:

Scholarship Average

Award Amounts Start at  5

80 – 84.9 % 85 – 89.9 % 90 – 94.9 % 95%+

$500 6 $2000 6 $2500 6 $3500 6

5 Based on 2018 -19 academic year – subject to change. 6 Renewable factor – Please see for more details. a

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If you are a high school student who has applied for September admission you will need to submit an admission application, a major entrance award application, and an original essay by January 15 to be considered for one of the major entrance awards.8 Official transcripts should be received by March 1. The values of these major awards are listed below:

Total Award 5

Entrance Year 1

Following Years 2–4

The Carrie Best Scholarship

$20,000 6



The Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarship

$50,000 6



The Harrison McCain Award

$16,000 6



$9,593 7


Major Award Name

The Colin Starnes Award The King’s Theatrical Society Award

$1,000 – 2,000

$1,000 – 2,000

5 Based on 2018 -19 academic year – subject to change. 6 Renewable factor – Please see for more details. a 7 For F Y P students – The amount is estimated based on first year tuition and incidental fees. 8 Essay topic to be determined and posted at a


King’s offers non-repayable bursaries every year toward your unmet financial needs.


For details specific to your province’s or territory’s student loan office, visit a


The US Department of Education recognizes King’s for the Direct Stafford and Plus Loans programs. King’s is also recognized by many private lending agencies. Additional information relevant to your FAFSA is available on our website.

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CASSIE HAYWARD Winner, Youth Ag - Summit, Brussels, 2017

“All of my campus jobs are always one hundred percent school first, this is what you’re here for, and they’re so understanding of any situation that comes up due to school. That has made such a huge difference and campus jobs are also close to where I live.

STUDENT JOBS ON CAMPUS As part of the community at King’s you can enjoy the convenience of a part-time job right here on campus. King’s proudly has three student-owned and operated businesses that employ students: the King’s Co-op Bookstore, the Wardroom (campus pub) and The Galley (campus canteen). There are also part-time employment opportunities such as Phonathon calling, helping serve in our dining room (Prince Hall), providing front desk administrative support, or working at the fitness centre, library or on campus patrol. Campus jobs offer you a way to contribute to the King’s community while developing immediately employable skills and earning income.

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Working on campus has just been an amazing experience because I’ve been working with people I go to school with and they’re always so nice and it’s always a lot of fun to be working here. You get to work with people in the administration, you work with people who also work here full-time, and you get to actually know the school so much better.”

About Cassie A · Hometown: Dartmouth, NS · Program: Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Sustainability) · Favourite book from F Y P: Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes

Communiyt “ King’s is a place where your brain is fed…You develop the confidence to be a challenging and critical voice.”


“ I assumed most of what you learned and how you made the diagnosis was from examining people. But 90% of it is from talking to them.”


Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail BJH, 1993

Pediatrician BA, English, 1992

“ If there were just one defining photo I wouldn’t need to show up to work each day.”

“ I don’t think I’ve ever been somewhere where you can go to the bar and talk Euclid geometry.”



Justin Trudeau’s Official Photographer BJ, 2012

Spaceflight historian, Author, YouTuber, Speaker, Host BA (Hons), History of Science and Technology & Classics, 2008

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A KING’S EDUCATION will awaken perspectives in you that you didn’t know you had. Let King’s transform and sustain you, just as it did for these King’s alumni. Read more at a

“ Science is a human activity, done by human beings, who are very complicated.”


“ Don’t wait for that perfect job to be served to you on a platter…You grow where you’re planted.” BENJAMIN KATES

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Junior Fellow, Harvard BA (Hons), History of Science & Technology and Philosophy, 2007

Lawyer at Stockwoods LLP BA (Hons), History and Economics, 2004

“ There’s a sort of naked intellectualism about [FYP], which I think did a really good job of setting my curiosity.”

“ At King’s I learned how to learn, how to approach a problem in a creative way. I became a better writer at King’s.”



VP, Corporate Development, Google Inc. BA (Hons), Philosophy and Political Science, 1994

Co-owner, Tart & Soul Café BA (Hons), Early Modern Studies and History, 2010

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International deadline (except USA) for Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) applications.


Admission application deadline for entrance scholarship consideration. Official first-semester/midterm high school transcripts are due. Foundation Year Program (F Y P), Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) and Bachelor of Music application due.

FEBRUARY 1 Regular admission begins. Apply now.


Major awards application deadline.


Early admission process opens. Apply now. Residence applications open. Apply now.










Scholarship offers sent.

MAY 15

Admission deposit ($200) due.


Residence rooms assigned.


BA and BSc deadline (Canada and USA).


First-year registration opens.


F Y  P reading list posted.


Orientation week information is sent out.


Orientation, residences open, classes begin.






You don’t have to plan your path alone.

For help navigating admissions, please call or email one of our advisors with your questions:

Tara Wigglesworth-Hines

Assistant Registrar – Admissions 902-422-1271 (ext. 259)

Emma Sutro

On-Campus Recruitment and Admissions Officer 902-422-1271 (ext. 103)


Meet with an admissions expert, learn more about King’s programs, get a tour of campus and discover what life at King’s could be like. Email

LECTURE TOUR—Nov. 13–18, 2018

Attend a short King’s lecture on an interesting topic in

cities across Canada. Email RSVP TO ATTEND A LECTURE Vancouver: Tuesday, Nov. 13 Calgary: Wednesday, Nov. 14 Ottawa: Thursday, Nov. 15 Toronto: Sunday, Nov. 18

SPRING OPEN HOUSE—Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 Looking for something rewarding to do this March Break? Spend a day with us! Email

MEET & GREET TOUR—May 6–10, 2019

A great opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the friendly people who know and love King’s in cities across Canada.

BOOK YOUR OWN TOUR AT KING'S by phone: 902-422-1271 by email:

Visit for a current list of all events. a

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“ I don’t think there was any single idea or book that did this, but I am a radically different person today. King’s was a crucible. Almost every day, certainly every week, I felt changed. ” Brianna Aird Ottawa, ON Bachelor of Science (Combined Honours: History of Science & Technology and Environmental Science)




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The world needs educated citizens who can steer ongoing debates and challenges away from easy answers toward deeper truths. Are you ready to...

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