|School:||King’s University College|
|Field of Study:||Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
|Description:||King’s University College is currently the only university in North America to offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Thanatology. This unique program gives students several degree options such as a major or a minor in Thanatology with the option of combining majoring in a complementary subject (ie. Childhood and Social Institutions, Social Justice and Peace Studies or Psychology). Many of our courses are available on-line, and our program incorporates various teaching modalities including in-class instruction, blended learning and experiential learning.
The program and certificate offers a wide variety of courses including an overview of bereavement and grief, ethical issues, palliative care, suicide, children and death, spiritual and philosophical issues, change and transition, popular culture, grief and trauma, and diversity and social justice. In addition, the undergraduate program offers a practicum course which includes a 45-hour field placement, and a grief counselling course which involves experiential learning of basic counselling skills.
|URL:||Thanatology at King’s University College|
|Cost per year:*||
This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||78|
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
King’s projects a minimum 78% final entrance average for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.
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.