Bachelor of Arts
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Bachelor of Education
  Bachelor of Social Work
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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.

St. Thomas University's Well Rounded Liberal Arts Programme
Social Sciences
Fine Arts
Anthropology Catholic Studies Biology Fine Arts
Criminology English Environment & Society  
Economics French Geology  
Gerontology Great Books Mathematics  
Political Science History    
Psychology Human Rights    
Science & Technology Studies Journalism    
Sociology Native Studies    
Women's Studies & Gender Studies Philosophy    
  Religious Studies    
  Communications and Public Policy    
  International Relations    

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