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King's University College

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,904
International: $37,476

This estimate is based on Year 1 of the program.



The Thanatology program is unique to King’s; it is the only university in North America to offer a BA in Thanatology. The program gives students several degree options such as a major, combining it with another discipline for an honours double major, or a minor in Thanatology while majoring in a complementary subject (i.e., CSI, SJP 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 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 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.


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.
    For admission to this program, applicants are required to have completed first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have a minimum 70% average in 3.0 principal first year courses including Thanatology 1025A/B, with no grade below 60% in these principal courses

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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