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Booth University CollegeGeneral Offerings

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certificate Program

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URBAN BY CHOICE AND BY MISSION - Unlike many other Christian universities and colleges, Booth is an urban institution located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Operated by the Salvation Army, we are unique in our mission to provide hopeful support to the poor and vulnerable in the community. Within blocks of our campus, students will be in contact with a host of ethnic communities comprised of people from virtually every social and economic stratum. It is this enriched urban experience that you won’t find elsewhere.

And when you’re located in the heart of Winnipeg, everything is within reach. From Booth, you’re only a few minutes away by foot or bus from restaurants, sporting facilities, art galleries, libraries, theatres, great shopping and star attractions such as The Forks and the Exchange District. Being downtown also means that you’ll have easy access to all the fun and festivities that our historic city has to offer.

Accommodation Options     

Campus Residence:
Booth’s residence is like a little community in downtown Winnipeg. Part of the city’s university housing network, our residence is also home to out-of-town guests and international students from other neighborhood educational institutions.

You’ll have your own newly redecorated private room with everything you need to feel like you’re at home, including a comfy bed, desk, chair and plenty of wall space for photos. Every residence floor has a TV and lounge space, as well as pay-as-you-go laundry facilities and a student storage area. The main floor has a big screen TV and pool table, there’s an outdoor BBQ patio on the third floor, and students also have access to a full kitchen. Importantly, support is always down the hall. Our residence hall has live-in staff and an advisor who provides academic, social and spiritual leadership.

Health Insurance Requirement:
Please note that as of April 2012 International students may be eligible for free health care provided that the student holds a valid study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and that they reside in Manitoba a minimum six consecutive months. International students would be eligible for the same basic health coverage that all permanent residents in Manitoba receive. Find out more at

Student Population:
Booth University College has 200 students on campus, as well as 78 students taking part in extended learning and 38 Salvation Army CFOT cadets.

Study Periods:
Booth University College offers four semesters:

Summer Semester: July-October
Fall Semester: September-December
Winter Semester: January-April
Spring Semester: May-August

Institution Profile

Education for a Better World
Booth University College began as a Bible college in 1982, and has since grown into a university college with a diverse curriculum. We offer a Bachelor of Social Work program, a Bachelor of Business Administration program and four Bachelor of Arts programs (in General Studies, English and Film, Behavioural Sciences and Religion). We also offer certificate programs in Christian Studies and Liberal Arts.

Booth UC is the educational expression of the mission of The Salvation Army. Its commitment to rigorous scholarship and enlightened service to humanity is reflected in our slogan: Education for a better world. It is a phrase that not only exemplifies the institution’s mission, but also personifies the journey of every student. At Booth UC, all classes have fewer than 50 students, and many have less than 20 students. The small classes also allow faculty to provide meaningful, one-on-one attention to every student.

“The professors at Booth go beyond teaching: they model their knowledge. The best part was they instructed us as equals and treated us as future colleagues. Thanks to my professors, I know I can make a difference in the world through service to others.” Kris Kenemy, 2012 Bachelor of Social Work.

Urban Service Learning:
The conviction that all Booth students should be inspired and empowered to become agents of social change led to the development of our unique urban service learning program. Every first year student – except social work students who engage in practicums – participate in an introductory course that explores Booth’s principles of hope, justice and mercy within the context of an urban service learning experience. Focusing on such social concerns as homelessness, illiteracy and poverty, students step out of the classroom to become immersed in service to the poor and vulnerable people living in the heart of Winnipeg. Each year Booth UC students provide more than 25,000 hours of service to the community through field education and Booth’s unique urban service learning program.

“As a Christian, I wanted to attend a school with a religious affiliation. The small class sizes, affordable tuition and welcoming staff at Booth University College convinced me to attend. I received an education that was worth more than a degree as I was shaped and refined in the process.” Laura Milette, 2012 Bachelor of Arts (English and Film).

Academic Learning Centre:
University-level learning can be overwhelming for most students, especially so for those who are also in a new country and far from home. At Booth UC, the staff at our Academic Learning Centre is here to help. They can help structure your semester and assist in developing reading and writing skills, effective note taking, advanced online research and correct bibliography writing. Students can also take advantage of free one-on-one tutoring, ongoing academic workshops, exam study sessions and drop-in advising.

John Fairbank Memorial Library:
The hub of any post-secondary institution is the library and John Fairbank Memorial Library is Booth’s essential source for scholarly information and documentation that supports all academic disciplines. Just a few short steps from Booth’s main campus, the library houses a computer lab and a comprehensive collection of books, journals, videos, audiotapes, CDs, maps and microfilms. Students also have 24-hour-a-day access to nearly 80,000 eBooks and other electronic resources. Another unique aspect of Booth UC is that every student is assigned their own personal library assistant to ensure superior support and prompt service.

Entrance Awards:
Booth University College assists students in meeting their education costs through entrance merit-based awards and needs-based awards. To see what awards you might be eligible for, and to access our online calculator to estimate your tuition and financial aid eligibility, visit

Booth UC’s strength may be our small class sizes taught by outstanding educators and our character may be expressed through urban service learning but it’s our sense of community on campus that truly makes us different. When you walk through our doors, you become part of a family connected by faith, friendship and fun. At Booth, you’re surrounded by the social and cultural richness of an urban campus but you can find sanctuary and quietude in our chapel or prayer room. At Booth, you share in the quest for academic success but you also share in the spirit of fellowship with your fellow students.

Program Details

International students can take part in any of our programs. Booth University College offers the following degree programs:

  • BA General Studies (3 yr)
  • BA English and Film (4 yr)
  • BA Religion (4 yr)
  • BA Behavioural Sciences (4 yr)
  • BA Business Administration (4 yr)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (4 yr)
  • After-Degree Bachelor of Social Work (2 yr)

We also offer the following certificates:

  • Certificate of Liberal Arts (1 yr)
  • Certificate of Christian Studies (1 yr)

Booth UC may grant University transfer credit for most International Baccalaureate courses if a score of 5 and above is achieved.

Estimated tuition and related student fees:
Instructional Fees - $260 per credit hour (campus-based courses) or $270 per credit hour (for Online and Intensive courses)
Student Services Fee - $2 per credit hour
Textbooks – approx. $1200 per year
Room and Board (if required) - $5750  per year
Graduation Fee - $75
MIRSW Fee (Social work students) - $45 per year (may not apply to International Students)

Enrollment Information

High School applicants must have graduated from high school with five full credits at the Grade 12 level with a final overall average of 65 percent. All five courses must be at the S (Specialized), 41G (General) or U (Dual Credit – University) level, included in the five must be English and Math.

Requirements vary from province to province. Special admisssion may be granted for home-schooled graduates and mature students.

Students who have completed course work at an approved post-secondary institution may enter Booth University College as transfer students. An entering AGPA of 2.0 or better is required.

International students are expected to have educational standing considered to be the equivalent of the requirements for secondary school graduation or post-secondary transfer in the province of Manitoba.

All applicants whose primary language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by taking the TOEFL test (minimum score 550 paper-based; 213 computer-based) OR IELTS test (minimum score 6.5 paper-based).
Please visit our International Students page on our website for more information:

Contact Information

Booth University College
447 Webb Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tel: +1.204.947.6701
Toll-Free: +1.877.942.6684
Fax: +1.204.942.3856

President, Dr. Donald Burke  204-924-4871
Vice President Academic and Dean, Dr. Marjory Kerr 204-924-4863
Vice President Administration, Denise Young 204-924-4864
Vice President Advancement, Major John Murray, 204- 924-4870
Director of Admissions, Chantel Burt 204-924-4867
Director of Communications, Tish Best 204-924-4866
Dean of Students, Karen Ng 204-924-4876
Registrar, Maria (Mariciel) Nuyda  204-924-4861
Admissions Counsellor, Ed Harms 204-924-4850
Admissions Counsellor, Matt Shantz 204-924-4877

Social Media
Twitter: @BoothUC
YouTube: BoothUC Channel

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