Program Information

School: King’s University College
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Description: Foundations in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary approach to first-year studies that lets you explore the traditions of Western Civilization from three perspectives, in a fully synchronized program: History, Literature, and Philosophy. Youʼll study the great events that have shaped the world, the great ideas that have changed how we think, and the great books that have defined the human experience. Youʼll learn all those things you always wanted to know, and what you need to know to succeed.

Foundations in the Humanities is for motivated students who want to spend their entry-year reading, writing, thinking, and talking about important ideas, human possibilities, and universal knowledge. Above all, itʼs for someone like you: someone who has high expectations of yourself and of your school, who values small classes where you know everyoneʼs name, and who is looking for an intensive and challenging learning experience. Itʼs for those who want to improve not just themselves but the world.

URL: Foundations in the Humanities at King’s University College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $32,930

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
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Enrolment #: 120

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Foundations students apply to King’s Arts (EKA). King’s projects a minimum 80% final entrance average for admission to King’s Foundations in Western Thought and Civilizations for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 85] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 4.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

Students admitted to King’s University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not lived or studied in an English language environment for a period of at least 3 years will be required to write one of the following tests: T.O.E.F.L. (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – a written score of 580 or higher and a score of 4.5 on the TWE or a score of 85-90 on Internet Based Test (IBT) with no section less than 20; M.E.L.A.B. (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) – a score of 85 or higher with no less than 80 in any section; I.E.L.T.S. (International English Language Testing System) – a score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any section; or C.A.E.L. (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) – a minimum score of 60 is required with no part less than 60.