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Bachelor of Applied Arts

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice

Stage 1 - Admission
Candidates apply for admission to the New Brunswick Community College’s (Miramichi) Diploma in Criminal Justice Programme. Applicants must satisfy regular admission requirements for St. Thomas University Bachelor of Arts and must demonstrate commitment to and aptitude for careers in criminal justice. Candidates for first-stage admission apply by March 31st to:

College Admissions Service
Department of Advanced Education and Labour
6 Arran St.
Campbellton, NB
E3N 3G3

The completed applications must include:

  • a completed NBCC application form
  • official transcripts of high school and, if applicable, university and college grades
  • a statement of interest in the field of criminal justice including informal and formal experience, and related studies completed
  • a $25 application fee

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice Degree Programme is designed to provide new students with an opportunity to receive a specialized degree in the field of criminal justice. As such, at least 90% of the incoming class (27 seats) will be selected from students entering from high school or as mature students. A maximum of 3 seats will be made available to transfer students.

Stage 2 - Admission
Enrolment in the second stage is also limited to 30 students. To participate in the second- stage admissions competition, candidates must satisfy the following minimum academic requirements:

  • successfully complete the diploma in Criminal Justice Programme
  • maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 (B–) on the designated St. Thomas University courses (i.e. Sociology, Psychology, Deviance, Criminal Justice, Abnormal Psychology, Criminology).

Candidates for admission to the second stage must apply to the St. Thomas University Admissions Office by February 15th of their second year at NBCC.

Please note that successful completion of the first stage of the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice Degree Programme does not guarantee admission to the second stage. Candidates not admitted to the second stage may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme (please see Admission Requirements > Bachelor of Arts) and must complete regular graduation requirements for the BA degree.

Candidates will apply to the St. Thomas Admissions Office for admission to the second stage of the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice. Applications for second-stage admission will include:

  • completed application form
  • official NBCC transcript, an official high school transcript and, if applicable, official transcripts from other post-secondary institutions attended
  • application fee of $40 for NB applicants and $55 for applicants from other provinces/countries

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology is a four-year programme of study that provides linked credentials. The student is awarded a certificate in Human Services by NBCC following one year of successful study in the programme. The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology is awarded by STU following successful completion of the entire programme. Students must successfully complete, in any order, three years of study at St. Thomas University plus the one-year Human Services Diploma at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Gerontology) degree programme must meet the Admission requirements of the institution where they begin their studies (either St. Thomas University or NBCC). Students who begin their studies at St. Thomas must meet the normal admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Both NBCC and STU students are required to have a GPA of 2.0 in their programmes at their respective institutions to qualify for admission to the programme at the partner institution.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology, the student must successfully complete, in any order, three years of study at St. Thomas University plus the one-year Human Services Diploma at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

Upon successful completion of the NBCC Human Services Diploma programme, including two placements in the field of Gerontology, students will be awarded 30 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology. The required three years at St. Thomas University will consist of the following programme of study:

1. First Year at St. Thomas University (30 credit hours)
Students will take 30 credit hours. Twelve credit hours shall be taken from Group A, twelve credit hours from Group B, and 6 credit hours from either Group A, Group B, or electives.

2. Second Year at St. Thomas University (30 credit hours)
Students will take 30 credit hours. These courses will include Gerontology 2013 and 2023, 6 credit hours in required core courses in Gerontology, 3 credit hours in Gerontology electives, and 15 credit hours in other electives. See course requirements for the Gerontology Major.

3. Third Year at St. Thomas University (30 credit hours)
Students will take 30 credit hours. These courses will include 21 credit hours in Gerontology and 9 credit hours of electives.

Upon successful completion of both the NBCC diploma in Human Services and three years of study at St. Thomas, adhering to the programme requirements outlined above, students will be awarded the St. Thomas University Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism

Graduates of the New Brunswick Community College's (Woodstock) two-year Journalism Diploma Programme are eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Journalism) Degree Programme.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at (506) 452-0532 or email admissions@stu.ca.