AUC Established: 1921

Ambrose University

150 Ambrose Cir SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0L5, Canada

As a Christian university, Ambrose is more than a bible college. In addition to training leaders for ministry, we offer 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.

  • 500-999
    Total Students
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


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

Our Christian identity is reflected in our curriculum. Though there's significant overlap, a Biology degree or a Business degree at Ambrose University look distinctively different than those from a secular university.

Chapel runs as a powerful counterpoint to the classroom at Ambrose. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, students can pause to worship with friends and faculty.

Your experience at University is more than earning credentials. At Ambrose it is a whole person experience. Along with academic growth and support, an intentional part of the Christian vision of Ambrose is to provide our students with counsel, guidance, formation and mentoring in all aspects of their life.

Ambrose is committed to Christian wisdom as the defining and unifying vision of the university.

The faculty at Ambrose teach and foster learning that is anchored within Christian intellectual and spiritual tradition.

The culture of this institution is marked by hopeful realism – rejecting both despair and pseudo-optimism.

Quick Facts

  • 40-acre campus including Academic Centre, Residence, Library, Gymnasium, and Residence & Education Centre
  • Unique and personal learning environment
  • Over 920 students enrolled
  • 1 in 12 students involved in formal student leadership
  • Committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic disciplines
  • Students and faculty from over 50 denominations
  • Students serving in over 20 countries throughout the world
  • One of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada
  • Competitive varsity athletics: volleyball, basketball, and futsal
  • Government of Alberta award-winning educational travel
  • Formerly Ambrose University College, Nazarene University College and Canadian Bible College

Programs / Degrees at Ambrose University

Arts & Science

  • Acting
  • Behavioural Science
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Christian Studies
  • Education (After Degree)
  • English Literature
  • General Studies
  • History
  • Music
  • University Studies

School of Ministry

  • Children & Family Ministry
  • Church Ministry
  • Intercultural Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Associate in Ministry


  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries
  • Master of Arts in Leadership & Ministry
  • Master of Arts (Biblical/Theological Studies)
  • Master of Christian Studies
  • Chinese School of Theology
  • Certificate in Leadership
  • Diploma in Christian Studies

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 51-200
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Private
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation
    Christian-Evangelical Christian and Missionary Alliance, Church of The Nazarene -

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