Trinity Western University

  • Location: Langley, BC
  • History of Institution:

    In 1957, a small group of people had an extraordinary vision to establish a Christian university in Canada. Today, TWU is Canada’s largest independent Christian liberal arts institution, with a comprehensive enrolment of 5,000 students across all programs, with over 30,000 alumni in more than 80 countries around the world.

    The vision began in 1957 when the Evangelical Free Churches of America (EFCA) appointed a committee to explore establishing a liberal arts college in the Fraser Valley. David Enarson, a Christian educator and church leader, with a vision for an accredited Christian university, was one of the guiding members of the committee. Members of the committee purchased the Seal Kap dairy farm in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley and developed plans to build the college. Trinity Western University started as Trinity Junior College in 1962.

    Since its first days in 1962, Trinity Western has held a unique vision for Christian liberal arts and sciences education in Canada. The first president Dr. Calvin B. Hanson (1962-1974) helped shape the early vision. Two decades later, with 800 students enrolled, the college achieved two important milestones. In 1984, under the leadership of TWU’s second president, Dr. R. Neil Snider (1974-2006), Trinity Western was granted full membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), and in 1985, the British Columbia legislature renamed the Trinity Western College Act the Trinity Western University Act, establishing TWU as a university.

    The next milestones for the University included incorporating ACTS Seminaries and the School of Graduate studies, which offer masters and doctoral programs in theological studies, counselling psychology, and humanities.

  • Department and Programs Offer:

    Undergraduate level Certificate
    Certificate in Applied Linguistics/TESL
    Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs
    Project Management Certificate

    Graduate level Certificate
    Graduate Certificate in Christian School Education
    Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
    Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership
    Graduate Certificate in Leadership
    Graduate Diploma – Worldview Studies in Korean
    Master of Arts – Global Leadership in Korean
    Master of Divinity – Global Leadership in Korean

    Bachelor Degree
    Master of Divinity
    BA in History
    BA in Biblical Studies
    BA in Inter-Cultural Religious Studies
    BA in Christianity and Culture
    BA in Theatre
    BA in Art and Design
    BA in Media and Communication
    BA in Arts, Media and Culture
    BA in Geography
    BA in Political Studies
    BA in Humanities
    BA in Psychology
    BA in Environmental Studies
    BA in Social Sciences
    BA in Religious Studies
    BA in Philosophy
    BA in International Studies
    BSc in Biology
    BA in Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    BSc in Biology (Honours)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    BSc in Natural and Applied Sciences
    BSc in Chemistry
    BSc in Mathematics with Computing Science
    BSc in Mathematics
    BA in English (Honours)
    BA in Biblical Studies (Honours)
    BA in History (Honours)
    BA in Psychology (Honours)
    BSc in Environmental Studies
    BA in Human Kinetics
    BA in Applied Linguistics
    BA in Music
    BA/BEd or BSc/BEd (K-7)
    BA/BEd or BSc/BEd (secondary)
    Bachelor of Human Kinetics
    Post-degree BEd (K-12)
    BA or BSc with Concentration in Aviation
    BA in Sport and Leisure Management
    BA in European Studies
    BA in English
    BA in General Studies
    BA in International Studies (Honours)
    BA in World Languages and Cultures
    BA in Political Studies (Honours)
    BSc in General Studies
    BSc in Chemistry (Honours)
    Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)
    BSc in Biotechnology
    BSc in Biotechnology (Honours)
    BSc in Biotechnology (Multidisciplinary)
    BSc in Biotechnology (Interdisciplinary)
    BA in Sociology
    BA in Leadership
    BA in Philosophy (Honours)
    Post-Degree BEd (K-7)
    BFA in Acting
    BA in Corporate Communication
    BSc in Computing Science
    BA in Art and Design (Honours)

    Master Degree
    Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
    MA in Leadership
    Master of Arts in Christian Studies
    Master of Theology
    MA in Counselling Psychology
    MA in Biblical Studies
    Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis
    Master of Theological Studies
    MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities
    Master of Business Administration
    MA in Linguistics
    Master of Science in Nursing
    MA in Educational Studies – Special Education
    Master of Arts – Worldview Studies in Korean

    Ph.D. Degree
    Doctor of Ministry

  • Population: 5,000
  • International Population:
  • Accommodation:

    All five floors in the new Jacobson hall provide well-appointed apartments that are available to students in at least their 3rd year. A typical apartment in Jacobson consists of three double occupancy bedrooms sharing two bathrooms and showers, a full kitchen (oven, refrigerator and microwave) and a comfortably furnished living room.  Jacobson residents also have access to lounges on each floor and spacious study rooms with large windows boasting the best views on campus. A main floor common area with table tennis, TV and comfortable seating, provides a convenient gathering place for events and activities.

    GPI Canada offers a Homestay Program option for those preferring to live in a family home environment.   We have an extensive database of host families who are fully vetted and dedicated to providing a safe & welcoming environment throughout your studies in Canada.

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