Canada’s Only Exclusively Liberal Arts University
St. Thomas University is Canada’s only exclusively liberal arts university and the Bachelor of Arts is the central program of study. A student in the BA program normally majors in one or two fields or may choose to pursue a more intensive honours program.
St. Thomas also offers post-degree Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Work programs. Many students who complete their Bachelor of Arts at St. Thomas continue to the Education and Social Work programs.
Students may choose to pursue their first year at St. Thomas through the Aquinas Program.
If you aren't sure which discipline you want to pursue as a major, you don't have to worry. Our liberal arts approach means you will explore a variety of interesting courses from different departments, and you will choose which are of most interest after your first or second years. To learn more about this approach, see our Liberal Arts Education booklet.
Our Teaching Priority
St. Thomas University is unique because teaching is our highest priority. A professor will always be in the classroom, teaching, engaging and inspiring. Learning is a collaboration, and our professors work to create a community where students are active participants. Your professors are distinguished scholars, authors and public commentators, and their research strengthens their teaching. You may even have the opportunity to participate in your professors’ research projects.
Our small class sizes – often as few as twenty – will encourage you to participate in discussions with your peers and professors. Through a variety of approaches to teaching – lectures, readings, class discussions, group activities, debates, research assignments, out-of-class writing and online discussions – you will develop communication skills, as well as learn to think critically about what you read, hear, and experience.
More About STU
St. Thomas University Viewbook
An Education in Liberal Arts
Handbook to Excellence in Liberal Arts
School of Education Brochure
School of Social Work Brochure