Concordia University College of Alberta


About Concordia University College of Alberta

Established in 1921 after being affiliated with the University of Alberta for 24 years, Concordia University College of Alberta is known as a high quality Liberal Arts institute with a commitment to spiritual growth. At its roots is the Christian belief that success depends upon ones spiritual maturity, with this Concordia is committed to world-class academics and religious strength.

Concordia is committed to providing the best programs for undergraduate, graduate and after-degree students. The school is also known for its well-established distance learning programs that allow students the flexibility to continue with their already busy life while focusing on advancing their education. Concordia was also the first institute in Canada to offer a comprehensive career development-training program. To this day, practitioners across Canada choose Concordia for career development.

Concordia is known for producing some notable graduates including actor Nathan Fillion and author James Cummins.

Why Study at Concordia

The school offers Bachelors of Arts, Management and Science, with after degree programs focused on Education and Environmental Health. Graduate programs at Concordia provide opportunities for further research in order to prepare graduates for forward thinking professional careers. Graduate programs include the areas of Psychological Assessment, Public Health, MA in Biblical and Christian Studies, and Master of Information Security.
At Concordia the Open Studies program gives the flexibility to try out university classes without being tied to a bachelor or master’s program. Many students find this beneficial in choosing future majors or other degree programs. Concordia is also a top choice in Canada for career development training offering small classes and an interactive learning environment.
Research is vibrant on campus and is an important part of learning at Concordia, leading to new knowledge and innovation. The school encourages all students to participate in research whether it is scientific, creative or scholarly – all research helps to grow new insights and improve our community.

Campus Life

Concordia is a smaller school with an intimate network of students and faculty. The school overlooks the North Saskatchewan River valley, with downtown Edmonton just minutes away. The school has a small town feel with the amenities of the urban center of Edmonton. Students are just a short distance to the West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest mall. Edmonton has been coined "The Festival City" boasting year round events and festivals to enjoy.
There are options for students to live on campus in residence or near to campus in off campus housing. There are beautiful walking trails at just an arms reach away from campus. The campus also has a gym and weight room available for students.
Concordia is known for the success of its athletics program. The Concordia Thunder competes at both a provincial and national level, holding a strong championship history over the years. The school has some notable alumni including Daniel Veenstra, a world class Canadian Olympic diver.
At Concordia, students from all backgrounds come together to benefit from a top quality liberal arts education. 

School Address

7128 Ada Blvd,
T5C 4E4

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    Edmonton, Alberta

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