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Ambrose University College

150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary AB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Business, Accounting, Marketing Programs

  • OVERVIEW

    Get down to the business of charting your successful future. Whether you're pursuing entrepreneurial passions, intent on completing an MBA, or want to lead within a company, foster corporate social responsibility, direct a non-profit, engage in sales and marketing, manage projects or much, much more, Business Administration is an excellent foundation. Business fuels local, national and global progress and you can be one of the people helping to drive it forward.

    So here's the deal:

    Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Business Administration degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

    This is your career

    Become familiar with all aspects of local and international business as you develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that employers seek.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Sales and Marketing Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Social Entrepreneur
    • Business Analyst
    • Human Resource Officer
    • Accountant
    • Sustainability Consultant

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Act on your passion for performing arts!

    Your career as a professional actor, director, playwright or theatre major gets off to a great start in this two-year intensive program. Experiential learning grounds you in the art and industry of theatre and gives you a solid foundation the most essential element of theatre: acting. Through every class and experience, you learn how to be a storyteller who tells the truth with artistry, while becoming a confident and versatile performer. Collaborate, produce and complete internships within the Calgary theatre community.

    So here's the deal:

    You'll study with your cohort for two years to complete your Diploma in Acting. Take 20 credits per semester [that's 40 a year] for a total of 80 credits.

    This is your career

    Develop the skills of a confident and versatile performer as you learn about all aspect of theatre craft. By pursuing honesty in all that you do, you'll encounter your fears and your faith and transform yourself, which will inspire you to transform your culture through your art.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Professional Actor
    • Director
    • Playwright
    • Theatre Management
     
  • OVERVIEW

    Build a firm foundation in music theory while studying a variety of musical styles -- from classical to jazz -- in the Ambrose Music Program. Enjoy frequent opportunities to perform and develop a professional network as part of a close community of musicians who are learning from accomplished teachers and performers.

    So here's the deal:

    Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Music degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

    This is your career

    Prepare for a career of note in music performance, education, therapy or ministry.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Performance musician
    • Orchestra director
    • Private lesson instructor
    • Music therapist
    • Music teacher
     
  • Be well prepared to work with a non-governmental or parachurch organization or in church ministry. Build your foundation for graduate studies. Learn to live out your faith in a changing world and workplace. Grow in biblical and theological knowledge by engaging with the texts that have guided Christianity for centuries.

    So here's the deal:

    Take five courses per sememster for four years, and you'll complete your Christian Studies degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 = 120 credits].

    This is your career

    Engage with the texts that have guided Christianity for centuries. Explore different traditions of Christian spirituality. Learn how Christianity developed into what it is today.  

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Pastor
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Lawyer
    • Ministry professional
     
  • OVERVIEW

    By studying English at Ambrose, you’ll not only become familiar with major authors, eras, movements, and literary theories, you’ll also learn to think and write with clarity and confidence. In our liberal arts setting, you’ll complement your literary studies with courses in history, philosophy, psychology, and more. You’ll develop your critical and analytical skills and build confidence in your own ideas as you discuss literary works and theories in small, seminar-style classes. Learn from experienced teachers and researchers and connect with them and your classmates as you grow personally and academically.

    So here's the deal:

    Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your English Literature degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

    This is your career

    Where can a BA in English Literature take you? Anywhere. You acquire career skills for fields like editing, technical writing, journalism and public relations.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Copywriter
    • Technical writer
    • Editor
    • Novelist
    • Lawyer
    • Professor
  • OVERVIEW

    As a General Studies student, you’ll try a wide range of disciplines and discover possibilities for your future. General Studies is a great option when you know you want a university degree and you’re continuing to explore what path you want to specialize in, or if you’re headed for professional studies like education or law. Develop the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that employers seek by doing research projects, writing, and presentations. Learn from experienced teachers and researchers and connect with them and your classmates as you grow personally and academically.So here's the deal: Take five courses per semester for three years, and you'll complete your General Studies degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 3 = 90 credits].

    This is your career

    Law? Education? Public administration? When you want to open your career doors as wide as you can, General Studies is your key. Discover what's possible in your future by exploring a variety of disciplines. And take part in research, projects and presentations that develop the all-important critical-thinking and problem-solving skills employers seek.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Public Administrator
    • Community Services Programmer
    • Public Relations Officer
    • Human Services Consultant
  • OVERVIEW

    Learn what you want to learn -- and prepare to keep on learning! Flexible course options enable you to explore humanities, social sciences, science, fine arts, religious studies and more. This ultimate "sampler" program offers the perfect introduction to different fields and career avenues. Credits taken in this program can be transferred into a degree program at Ambrose and at other universities. There's no better way to find out what lights your fire.

    This is your career

    If you’re eager to keep learning after you complete the diploma, you can transfer your credits from the diploma directly into a degree program at Ambrose. You can also transfer specific courses to another institution.

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Earn your Leadership Certification for Alberta’s New Professional Standards

    Take your personal leadership journey and realize your passion for education. Comprising two noncredit courses, the Certificate program is your opportunity to get informed, get real about yourself, get going as a school leader — and get the accreditation required to become a Principal in Alberta. The cost per course is $650. Advance your knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the lives of students. Forge personal and professional connections that will enrich your personal and professional life. Benefit from Ambrose University’s expertise in preparing passionate educators through a program intentionally designed to give you:
    • the flexibility to choose how and when to complete the program’s two courses, in the way that works best for you
    • courses that can be completed simultaneously or in sequence
    • blended face-to-face and online delivery methods
     

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • OVERVIEW

    In the Ambrose Biology degree program, you'll study living organisms as you collect and analyze data and think critically about research problems. In the lab, learn experimental techniques and design ways to test your hypotheses. Discover how to form values and convictions based upon sound reasoning and clear methodology. Focus on: cellular and molecular biology, ecology, general biology, kinesiology or health sciences.

    So here's the deal:

    Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Biology degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

    This is your career

    Your degree is the foundation for master's study leading to professional careers in research, lab work, teaching, medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, pharmacology, optometry and veterinary medicine.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Scientific Researcher
    • Lab Technician
    • Teacher
    • Doctor
  • OVERVIEW

    Psychology

    Do you ever wonder why people behave the way that they do? If yes, you should take our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. This program will teach you all about the human mind, how it works, how it is impacted by society and much more. Ambrose University is one of only three universities in western Canada to also integrate faith into understanding the human mind. 

    Beyond the Classroom

    Our BA goes beyond traditional classroom learning and gives you the opportunity to apply what you are learning in life. Ever wonder how psychological research works? We’ll teach you. Learning research techniques early in your educational journey will make you stand out after graduation. We’re one of the few universities that allows undergraduate students to actually conduct research which means you don’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity.

    This is your career

    The Psychology program is aimed at preparing students for graduate school. It is ideal for those wanting to go into graduate school in clinical psychology or do further work in basic research. It prepares students to work in the helping profession or in an academic research profession. The program also equips you with expertise in collecting and assessing information, which is necessary in our current informational economy.

Languages, ESL Programs

  • OVERVIEW

    By studying English at Ambrose, you’ll not only become familiar with major authors, eras, movements, and literary theories, you’ll also learn to think and write with clarity and confidence. In our liberal arts setting, you’ll complement your literary studies with courses in history, philosophy, psychology, and more. You’ll develop your critical and analytical skills and build confidence in your own ideas as you discuss literary works and theories in small, seminar-style classes. Learn from experienced teachers and researchers and connect with them and your classmates as you grow personally and academically.

    So here's the deal:

    Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your English Literature degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

    This is your career

    Where can a BA in English Literature take you? Anywhere. You acquire career skills for fields like editing, technical writing, journalism and public relations.

    This is where you can go

    Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
    • Copywriter
    • Technical writer
    • Editor
    • Novelist
    • Lawyer
    • Professor

Ambrose University College

About Ambrose University

In addition to training leaders for ministry, Ambrose University offers accredited degrees in arts & science, education, and business. Our Seminary offers graduate-level degrees and programs in ministry, theology and biblical studies. These disciplines are united by the quest for knowledge, wisdom, virtue, and service.

Our institution is backed by close to 100 years of higher education in Canada and supported with devoted leadership and board of governors.

Ambrose is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut' ina, and the lyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis" which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region Ill.

Our Mission

Ambrose University is a community of transformative Christian higher education with a vision for the welfare of our city and our world. We provide excellent Christian post-secondary education to prepare men and women for wise, joyful, and redemptive engagement in the church, society, and the created order.

At Ambrose, students can study arts, sciences and theology alongside professional disciplines such as education, business and Christian ministry. These different disciplines are united by the quest for knowledge, wisdom, virtue, and service.

Our Community

Ambrose is the official post-secondary institution of two Christian denominations: The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene Canada. However, we welcome students of any faith background and our students and faculty come from roughly 50 denominations.

We pursue faith-inspired higher education: ours is a supportive yet challenging learning environment in which students can pursue their academic interests and prepare for their careers while also exploring and deepening their faith.

By integrating faith and advanced learning, we provide an outstanding university education that’s rooted in the Christian intellectual, theological, spiritual, and missional traditions. We encourage students’ personal and spiritual formation, and we make space for students and faculty to explore and express their faith through everything they learn and teach.


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