Acadia University  

Canada - Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse

top General Information


Street:15 University Avenue


Province:Nova Scotia

Post Code:B4P 2R6

Tel.:+1(902) 542-2201 +1(902) 585-2201

Fax:+1(902) 585-7224


Institution Funding



Founded 1838 as Queen's College by the Nova Scotia Baptist Education Society, became Acadia College 1841. Incorporated 1891 by act of the Nova Scotia legislature with the powers of a university. Acquired present title 1891.

Academic Year

September to April (September-December; January-April)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent, including International Baccalaureate

Tuition Fees

National:Undergraduate, 3102.50-6205 per term for Nova Scotia residents. 3613,50-7521 (Non Nova Scotia residents).
Masters programmes, 3,934- 6163 per annum for Nova Scotia residents. 7185 per annum for Canadian Students (Non Residents of Nova Scotia) (CAD)

International:Undergraduate 7,495-15,535 per term; Masters Programmes: 15,136 per annum (CAD)



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Ray Ivany

Job title:President and Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Robert Perrins

Job title:Vice-President, Academic (Acting)

top Divisions

Academy : Environment

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

More details:Arthur Irving

Department/Division : Graduate Studies

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Geology, Mathematics, Parks and Recreation, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Art Therapy, Canadian Studies, Comparative Religion, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, German, Greek (Classical), Histology, History, Latin, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Singing, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Women's Studies

Faculty : Professional Studies

Fields of study:Accountancy, Biology, Business Administration, Education, Marketing, Music Education, Nutrition, Parks and Recreation, Physical Therapy, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Technology Education

Faculty : Pure and Applied Science

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology, Statistics

Faculty : Theology

Fields of study:Bible, Christian Religious Studies, History of Religion, New Testament, Religion, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Theology

Laboratory : Chemical Analysis and Bio-imaging

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry

More details:CABL

Laboratory : Environmental Biogeochemistry

Fields of study:Chemistry

Laboratory : Eukaryotic Microbiology and Parasitology

Fields of study:Microbiology, Parasitology

Laboratory : Inorganic Photophysics and Biological Sciences

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Physics

Laboratory : Investigating Ultra-trace Organic Contaminants in the Environment

Laboratory : Photosciences

Laboratory : Plant Developmental Morphology and Systematics

Laboratory : Psychomotor Behaviour

Research Division : Analytical Research on the Environment

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

More details:CARE

Research Division : Estuarine Research

Fields of study:Coastal Studies

More details:ACER

Research Division : K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

Fields of study:Botany, Environmental Studies

Research Division : Lifestyle Studies

More details:CoLS

Research Division : Mathematical Modelling and Computation

Fields of study:Mathematics

More details:ACMMaC

Research Division : Media

Fields of study:Media Studies

More details:AMC

Research Division : Microstructural Analysis

More details:ACMA

Research Division : Northeast Asia

Fields of study:Asian Studies

More details:NEARC

Research Division : Organizational Research and Development

More details:COR&D

Research Division : Sensory Research of Food

Fields of study:Food Technology

More details:CSRF

Research Division : Social and Business Entrepreneurship

Fields of study:Business Administration, Management

Research Division : Study of Ethnocultural Diversity

Fields of study:Cultural Studies, Ethnology

More details:ACSED

Research Division : Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Fields of study:Biology, Wildlife

top Degrees

Baccalauréat/Bachelor's Degree

Maîtrise/Master's Degree

Fields of study:Christian Religious Studies

Doctorat/Doctoral Degree

Fields of study:Religion


Also Bachelor with Honours in Business Administration, Recreation Management and Kynesiology, 4 yrs. Also inter-university doctoral programme (PhD) in Educational Studies, 14 months, jointly offered with Mount Saint Vincent University and St. Francis Xavier University.

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Updated on 03-03-2015