Academics

Bachelor of Applied Arts

St. Thomas University offers a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in two areas: Criminal Justice and Gerontology. Applied arts programs differ from the BA programs in that they combine the study of liberal arts with technical training.

The applied degrees are articulated programs in that each is offered in partnership with a campus of the New Brunswick Community College. Students in the BAA enrol at St. Thomas for part of their programme and at the appropriate community college for the rest. Upon completion of their course of study, students are normally awarded two credentials: a St. Thomas Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree and a diploma from the community college.

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice prepares students for work in various sectors of the criminal justice system through practical training and a liberal arts education. Offered in conjunction with the New Brunswick Community College-Miramichi, the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice is a four-year articulated programme that prepares entry-level practitioners to work in sectors of the criminal justice system such as community correctional practice and public safety.

The first two years are offered at NBCC-Miramichi where students earn a diploma in Criminal Justice. The third and fourth years of the programme are offered by St. Thomas, where compulsory courses further develop theoretical and conceptual understanding of the Canadian  criminal justice system and a more concentrated academic focus in the liberal arts. Upon  completion of the second stage of the programme, students are awarded a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice.

For information on admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts programs, please visit Admission Requirements.

For more information on the academic disciplines, courses and faculty, please visit Academic Departments > Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Bachelor of Applied Arts In Gerontology

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology examines aging and issues that affect the elderly.

Developed in response to demands for graduates with applied practice in the field, it combines a theoretical foundation in Gerontology and liberal arts with human services training and hands-on experience in the design and delivery of services to the elderly. This four-year programme is offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Community College in Saint John.

For information on admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts programs, please visit Admission Requirements.

For more information on the academic disciplines, courses and faculty, please visit Academic Departments > Gerontology.