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The small university of big opportunities

Anthony Bryan English with Creative Writing

St. Thomas ranked in the



ten in these categories:

you will be able to interact with professors in small classes, to get to know classmates, be involved on campus, have an impact in the community, study abroad, and use what you learn in class to help others.


Teaching critical thinking Scholarships and bursaries Class size Maclean’s University Rankings 2015

Your degree. Your future. Our small size is the reason

Professors who know your name

A degree from St. Thomas will help you discover a career that is meaningful. Our graduates prove a St. Thomas degree has no limits. They are working in every field imaginable including law, business, social work, finance, government, health care, education, law enforcement, international relations—the list is endless.



The St. Thomas University advantage You will have the flexibility to


Small things make a big difference

combine fields of study as you pursue one or two more deeply in upper years. This allows you to learn more than you imagined possible within one degree. It means acquiring a diverse skillset. It means being more prepared for everything that comes next.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE STRUCTURE Our Bachelor of Arts consists of a variety of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, pure sciences, and fine arts. You will progress from your first to your final year, gradually narrowing the focus of your studies and increasing the level of difficulty of your course work.

Choose from


Majors More students choose St. Thomas to pursue a Bachelor of Arts than any other university in New Brunswick because this is the place where Arts students thrive!

When you graduate, you will have completed the requirements to fulfill a Major or Honours program within your Bachelor of Arts degree. This includes, but is not limited to: the successful completion of four years of a full-time course load (120 credit hours) a concentration in a specific subject area constituting a Major or Honours a minimum number of completed courses at the upper-year level acceptable annual grade point average course credits from designated groups as outlined in the Academic Calendar



Our four-year program is rigorous and challenging, but our commitment to small class sizes means you will have the support of your professors. Our small campus community means resources are accessible.


Our promise to provide you with big opportunities means your education will be complemented with out-of-class learning.



Many academic departments offer an Honours program, which is designed for students with a high level of ability who seek a more challenging and more specialized course of study. Typically, an Honours program includes a greater number of courses in a subject, and advanced-level courses. Oftentimes, a thesis is required. Honours is commonly required for admission to Master’s programs.



If you complete a number of courses from a particular subject area, but not enough for a Major, you may be eligible for a Minor depending on the department.

Academic Majors Anthropology Catholic Studies Communications and Public Policy Criminology and Criminal Justice Digital Journalism and New Media Economics Economics with Business English Language and Literature English with a Concentration in Creative Writing English with a Concentration in Drama Environment and Society Fine Arts Fine Arts with Music

POST-DEGREE Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Social Work


French Gerontology Great Books History Human Rights Interdisciplinary Studies International Relations Mathematics Native Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Science and Technology Studies Sociology Spanish Women’s Studies and Gender Studies

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS As part of your Bachelor of Arts, you may complete a Minor in Business. You may also choose to take courses in subjects such as Italian, Japanese, Latin, Maliseet, or Social Work. 5

First Year In your first year, you will take courses that interest you. By exploring more than one academic field, you will acquire diverse subject knowledge and skills from various fields. In upper years, you will concentrate in one or two fields.

91% of first-year students said they would

choose St. Thomas again

ALREADY KNOW YOUR MAJOR? GREAT! You will take introductory courses in multiple fields. You may even change or add to your Major. With 100% of our professors holding the highest degree in their fields, you will learn from experts. We offer learning experiences you won’t find elsewhere in Canada, from one-of-a-kind programs to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

National Survey of Student Engagement, 2014

TOO MANY INTERESTS TO CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR JUST YET? GREAT! First-year is about finding your niche. Choose five subjects that interest you, and take the introductory courses. You finish the year with a clear idea of which subjects suit you and your career aspirations. In upper years, you will declare your Major and begin finding ways to put your degree to work.

SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR SCHEDULE The sample schedule is meant to give you an idea of a first-year timetable. Your real schedule will be determined by which courses you choose to take and at what times you prefer to take them.

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Introduction to Criminology 11:30 – 12:20

World History 10:00 – 11:20

Introduction to Criminology 11:30 – 12:20

World History 10:00 – 11:20

Introduction to Criminology 11:30 – 12:20

Introduction to Sociology 12:30 – 1:20

Introduction to Psychology 11:30 – 12:50

Introduction to Sociology 12:30 – 1:20

Introduction to Psychology 11:30 – 12:50

Introduction to Sociology 12:30 – 1:20

Introduction to Human Rights 1:00 – 2:20

Introduction to Human Rights 1:00 – 2:20


60 students,

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an average first-year class has 32 students

Smaller classes mean better relationships with professors

be more engaged in your classes—ask questions and share your opinions get to know your classmates have more opportunities to interact with the professor learn in hands-on ways like presentations, debates, and group work

AS PART OF OUR SMALL COMMUNITY, YOU WILL: develop meaningful friendships in your first weeks on campus never get lost or have more than a five-minute walk to your next class be more involved with campus clubs and societies have endless opportunities to build on class learning in the community

AS A STUDENT AT ST. THOMAS, YOU WILL: benefit from the university’s priority on you and your degree

IN OUR STUDENT COMMUNITY, YOU WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO: attend campus social events, public lectures, home games, and campus cultural events participate in community service/volunteer activities be employed on campus

PROFESSORS Our professors get to know their students. They’ll call you by name and give you the mentorship you’ll need to succeed. Meet one-on-one to discuss your assignments Secure references you can count on Work as a research assistant Find a mentor for your Honours thesis Get grad school and career advice

learn to add context to what’s taking place in your community and around the world join a university dedicated to social justice


Thinking about pursuing a career in business? Add Harvard to your resumé THE LIBERAL ARTS MEAN BUSINESS! As the only Canadian partner of HBX CORe of the Harvard Business School, you will have the opportunity to earn a Credential of Readiness that provides an introduction to the language and concepts of business.

“Taking courses from Harvard was an amazing opportunity. The experience has improved my work efficiency, and helped me better understand corporate communications, business management, and business analysis.” Yilin (Catrina) Ren Communications and Public Policy

STU is home to many unique-to-the-area programs like Communications and Public Policy, Criminology, Gerontology, Human Rights, and Digital Journalism and New Media 8

Law school in your future? Get courtroom experience AS PART OF OUR HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM, you will have the opportunity to travel to moot court competitions throughout the United States to argue Supreme Court cases in front of real judges.

“Moot court has been one of the highlights of my university experience. It’s one of those valuable, rare programs that demonstrate both STU’s unique educational approach, and how this approach can be applied to the outside world.” Stefen Savoy Human Rights, Sociology

The STU team recently made it all the way to the national championship in California! 9

Why did you choose St. Thomas University? “I had a few options when choosing a university, but I fell in love with STU for the small classes and opportunities for students to interact in class. We get to know our professors— that is rare to find in a university environment.” Ajoke Tajudeen, Political Science


“St. Thomas has been life-changing for me. It stood out because of its close-knit community and approachable professors. You don’t just join a university, you become part of the STU family.” Rubaina Singh, Criminology

“I wanted to be part of something at a place where I could be myself and thrive. STU is a small and diverse community with unique opportunities you would never get at a bigger university.” Jeremy Keats, Great Books, Political Science

“St. Thomas was always part of my plan. I looked into other options, but there was nowhere else I wanted to be. The liberal arts approach was an important part of that.” Kira Chisholm, English with Drama

“St. Thomas allows each student’s voice to be heard, and provides opportunities for us to step up as leaders in the classroom and the community.” Meghan MacEachern, Criminology, Psychology

“St. Thomas provides a sense of community that is unique. I love that you can always find someone to chat with—even someone new.” Zachary Lakes, Psychology


Your degree and your career

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of alumni say their St. Thomas degree has a

positive effect on their careers



When you consider many of the most in-demand jobs of today didn’t exist a decade ago, you see why a liberal education—rooted in critical thought, transferable skills, and diverse knowledge—is more valuable than ever before.


Solving complex, real-world problems

analyze what you see and read

Being an informed and active citizen

form an argument The world needs liberal arts graduates more than ever as we grapple with growing environmental, political, economic, and social issues that won’t be solved by technology alone. To solve these issues, the world needs people who can understand and influence human behavior.

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Students from St. Thomas were significantly more likely than peers at other Canadian universities to report they had developed skills in: Writing clearly and thinking critically

interact with others in a productive way

When you graduate from St. Thomas, you will have highly employable skills that organizations rank as the most in-demand.


National Survey Student Engagement, 2014

1 Ability to work as part of a team 2 Ability to make decisions and solve problems

3 Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside of your organization 4 Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work 5 Ability to obtain and process information 6 Ability to analyze quantitative data 7 Technical knowledge related to the job 8 Proficiency with computer software programs 9 Ability to create and/or edit written reports

10 Ability to sell and influence others The National Association of Colleges and Employers

Academic Programs “The best part is being able to connect with professors—about class, or things not related to class. You can just sit and chat with professors here. My friends at bigger schools have to schedule office hours and are only allotted so many minutes with professors.” Matthew Leblanc, Political Science, Great Books 14

CHOOSING A MAJOR Explore areas that interest you. Give yourself time to discover new fields of study. Change your mind. Combine interests. Your Bachelor of Arts will afford you the skills to not only enter the workforce, but also those needed to advance in your career. If you pursue what inspires you, the rest will follow.


This optional first-year program is for students who are looking for a different challenge. Aquinas students are team taught by professors from three academic departments in one class. Students earn credit for each of the subjects within their chosen section in this optional integrated studies approach to first year. Aquinas students also have room for two more electives in each semester of their year and can easily move forward to Major in any subject.

Great Books English, Philosophy, Political Science

Great Books and Human Rights English, Human Rights, and Political Science


In a globalizing world, understanding human diversity is vital. Humans are interconnected, from Bangkok to Boiestown, from San Juan to Saint John, and how we make our way in the world will depend on how well we can interact with people from different cultures. Anthropology is the study of human diversity, past and present, in all of its material, physical, social, and cultural forms. Anthropology may be practiced in remote places among exotic peoples, or right here at home.

Sample Courses Human Evolution: Fact and Theory Cultural Anthropology


Communications and Public Policy informs students about the influence of communications on the creation and implementation of public policy. It will prepare you to work as a communications professional in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. STU is home to the Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy.

Sample Courses Policy Making in the Info Age Ethics and Social Responsibility Fundamentals of Writing Public Policy and the Media

The Anthropology of Gender Forensic Osteology and Archaeology

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Criminology is the study of crime and criminal behaviour and the way in which society responds to those who have been identified as criminal or deviant. Students are exposed to theories of criminal behaviour and an analysis of the criminal justice system. Courses reflect diverse faculty specializations including youth rights and justice, criminal law and social justice, effective correctional treatments, theories of crime and punishment, crime and the media, and the history of crime and the law.

Sample Courses Criminal Law


Explore the art of storytelling in the digital age. The program will afford you with superior writing skills, while making you familiar with multi-media tools, including video, photography, sound, and social media. The program is designed for students interested in a career in professional journalism and digital content production.

Sample Courses Multi-Media: Reporting from the field Radio and Podcasting Documentary


By studying Economics, students develop knowledge of the various approaches to market economics, political economy, the international economy, and Canadian institutions and policy. The study of Economics helps us understand the forces behind the rapidly changing economy by engaging in study and debate to explain how economies work and how agents of the economic system make choices that affect our health, education, politics, and social institutions.

Sample Courses Political Economy

Criminal Behaviour

Community Economic Development

Wrongful Conviction!

Multinational Corporations and Trade

Child and Youth Rights

Perspectives on Underdevelopment Economics of Poverty



Texts shape culture and express hopes, struggles, limitations, assumptions, and expectations. The program teaches students how to read texts more deeply— not just ancient and contemporary literature, but the texts of our world.


Express your creative impulses and develop your analytical skills by pursuing a Major in English Language and Literature with a Concentration in Creative Writing.


Students engage with the academic discourses of dramatic literature and theatre history, while simultaneously developing skills as actors and directors.


This program is for students who believe environmental change is possible and who are ready to take their learning into the community. The program helps you understand the social processes that promote degradation of the Earth and our persistence in such destructive behaviour. As the issue of environmental deterioration originates with human behaviour, causes and solutions for them can be found in the social sciences and humanities.


The program develops students’ aesthetic literacy while cultivating a critical awareness of the aesthetic dimensions of everyday life and culture. Students examine Fine Arts through technical, social, performance, and historical perspectives. This well-rounded program aims to broaden the understanding of art from a hands-on perspective. Our program meets each student at their own stage of artistic growth. Students majoring in Fine Arts are also able to earn a Minor in Music.

Sample Courses

Sample Courses

Introduction to Environmental Problems

The Guitar in Western Music

Introduction to Perspectives on the Environment

Musical Theatre and Performance

Environmental Policy

Watercolour Painting

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The Major in Gerontology at St. Thomas is one of only three comprehensive Canadian undergraduate programs in the field. Gerontology is the study of development and aging. It examines aging from sociological, psychological, physical, spiritual, and philosophical perspectives.

Sample Courses


Great Books is an interdisciplinary program focused on the study of classic works of literature, philosophy, and politics. The courses focus on the great books of the Western tradition, examining the diverse opinions of influential thinkers on love, freedom, friendship, justice, beauty, and reason.

Sample Courses War and Peace

Recreation, Leisure and Aging

Love and Friendship

Gender and Aging



Students of History study societies and peoples of the past, and the various ways the past is explained in the present. Classes explore historical content and discuss issues that inform the exploration of history in our time. The program does not seek to teach answers, rather it motivates students to discover and pursue new questions and ideas. It can cause students to re-examine their world view and lead them to ask fundamental questions about themselves and society.

Counselling Older Adults

Sample Courses

Aging and Tai Chi: Theory, Research, and Practice

Citizens and Citizenship in World History Modern Sport in World History The World at War Acadians in the Maritimes Modern and Revolutionary China



The Major in Human Rights is one of few such programs in the country. Our program familiarizes students with the philosophy, politics, and laws intrinsic to understanding Human Rights on a local and global scale. Students study the causes and consequences of human rights violations around the world while developing a critical ability to interpret events and their significance.

Sample Courses Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Child and Youth Rights Human Rights Leadership


In our increasingly internationalized environment, knowledge of international relations is essential. International Relations students develop expertise in the complex matter of state-to-state relations within the international system. The program is multidisciplinary, drawing on courses in Political Science, Economics, and foreign languages, with electives from Criminology, Human Rights, and History. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the university’s international exchange program.


Designed to provide both native and non-native students with an opportunity to explore the historical, contemporary, and cultural issues of native people of North America, this program takes a historical-materialist approach to the study of issues in the history and relationship of First Nations and the immigrant society across Canada.

Sample Courses Native Literature Contemporary Issues in Native/Non-Native Relations Native Cultural Identity and Cultural Survival

Sample Courses International Relations I / II US Foreign Policy Canadian Perspectives on International Law Canadian Foreign Policy The United Nations

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Sample Courses

Sample Courses

Sample Courses

Current Issues in Ethics

Law, Power and Politics

Drugs and Behaviour

Philosophy of Human Rights

Abnormal Child Psychology


The Canadian Constitution: Federalism

Philosophy of Science

Media and Politics in Canada

Adolescent Development

Existential Philosophy

U.S. Government and Politics

“The unexamined life is not worth living.� These words of Socrates, spoken 2400 years ago, continue to inspire philosophers and students. We are engaged in the pursuit of the life worth living and the knowledge born of wonder about the human condition. Courses offered in Philosophy will acquaint you with the historical development of philosophical questions and the various attempts to respond to them. In particular, we consider the contributions of thinkers within the Western tradition to philosophical dialogue.

Political Science examines the ideas and institutions that govern society. It investigates the nature of statecraft, citizenship, power, justice, community, law, and freedom. By studying Political Science, you will explore the ways in which our own political order shapes our view of the world: What responsibilities does an individual have to society? Who has the right to make laws? Are there universal principles of government? Searching for answers to these questions will help you become a thoughtful, critical, and responsible citizen.

The European Union and Europe


Psychology is the study of people and how they interact and behave. It is a discipline that examines how we feel, perceive, think, learn, and remember; what motivates us, and how we act in groups and societies. The research interests of the faculty vary from social psychology to biological psychology, childhood development, industrial and organizational psychology, and the psychology of men and women. Studying Psychology provides greater understanding of human social and health problems.

Psychology of Music


Catholic Studies aims to debate issues that engage Catholics and those interested in a serious study of Catholicism. Through its curriculum, scholarly activities, and community outreach, it contributes to a more informed understanding of Catholicism’s contributions to intellectual, institutional, political, and cultural life. Students encounter individuals who have thought deeply about God, from Augustine to Aquinas, from Teresa of Avila to Edith Stein, and explore the ways in which their experiences have shaped their spiritual lives and their dialogue with their culture.

Sample Courses Literature and Catholicism I


Students explore world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Native American Religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their rituals, music, dance, food, storytelling, writing, meditation, architecture, fine arts, as well as organizations, movements, ideologies, and philosophies. Courses deal with recurring themes of human experience: the long search, evil and suffering, power and authority, sexuality and gender, death and after death, among others.

Sample Courses Women and Religion Religion and Social Ethics Ritual Studies

ROMANCE LANGUAGES If you have a particular interest in French or Spanish, you may Major in one of those two areas.


French courses are designed for Anglophone, Francophone, and bilingual students of various levels of proficiency. You are able to perfect your reading, writing, and speaking skills, and advanced courses are offered in literature and cultural studies.


An introductory course in Spanish for beginners leads to advanced courses in grammar, conversation and composition, translation, and Spanish and Latin American literature.

Catholic Religious Leadership

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Our world faces profound global challenges such as climate change, economic upheaval, and inequality, as well as shifting personal identities in a postmodern, post-national world. Sociology prepares you to understand how these forces shape perceptions of ourselves and interactions with others, both in the private life of friendship, family, and intimate relations, and in the public life of the city, the country, and the world. Sociology studies how people collectively shape our social world.


Science and technology are pervasive and powerful forces in our world today and come with a vast array of social, legal, and ethical dilemmas affecting both our daily lives and our world. Knowledge of what these forces are and how they influence society will help you become an engaged and informed citizen. Courses provide an opportunity for you to think critically about the roles of science and technology in our world.

Sample Courses

Sample Courses

Science, Technology and War

Inequality in Society Race and Ethnic Relations

Animals: Rights, Consciousness, and Experimentation

Sociology of the Family

Science, Technology and Nature

Women and Education


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Women's Studies and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that concentrates on the new scholarship in women's and men's studies. The impact of gender on all levels of experience may be addressed from every liberal arts discipline. The struggle for gender equality in politics, education, the family, the labour force, in literature and the media are key topics; and, in many courses, this involves cross-cultural studies of gender relations.

Sample Courses Introduction to Women’s Studies Sociology of Gender Women in the Third World




The post-degree Bachelor of Education is an 11-month program that offers concentrations in elementary (K-5), middle/secondary (6-12), or French second-language. You will complete two teaching field placements in different schools at different grade levels. The program also trains educators interested in alternative jobs in the field of education such as policy work, curriculum design, administration, training, and more.

The 15-month program is the only English language social work program in New Brunswick and is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. You will experience what it means to initiate social change and complete two field placements to practice what you learn in classes.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in education, consider majoring in English, History, Psychology, Political Science, French, and Fine Arts, or another field at St. Thomas. A liberal arts degree will prepare you with a background for pursuing your Bachelor of Education at St. Thomas.

During your Bachelor of Arts, study subjects such as Criminology, Gerontology, Human Rights, Sociology, Psychology, and others offered at St. Thomas, so that when you move on to your Bachelor of Social Work, you will do so with an excellent academic foundation.

St. Thomas also offers a Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work.



More than half of the world’s leaders are social sciences and humanities graduates! Younger leaders are even more likely to hold a degree like the one you will earn from St. Thomas. Universities Canada


Michael Connors, BA ‘98 Award-Winning Lawyer “St. Thomas taught me to ask those tough questions and not accept what is put in front of me. It taught me critical analysis and to understand a broader scope of issues. In law, we often don’t get to choose our clients, so you need to be able to look at all perspectives.”

Mark, Henick, BA ‘09 Mental Health Counsellor and Advocate, TEDx Speaker “Several of my experiences at STU gave me the opportunity to realize that sometimes it is simply not acceptable to remain on the sidelines. Advocacy is both an action and a reaction. It doesn’t always happen on the stage or with an audience. You have to live your cause every day, making mistakes, and being prepared to revise your approach as you go.”

Nicola MacLeod, BA ‘14 Business Intelligence Coordinator “I’ve experienced first-hand the value of having an arts degree in the business world. As someone who often works collaboratively with other individuals and organizations, I’ve seen how individuals with an arts education bring different ideas and perspectives.”

Matt DeCourcey, BA ‘05 Member of Parliament Ottawa, ON “I love having a sense of community and belonging. STU is an inviting community to belong to. As my love of public service and politics grew during my time at STU, I was afforded the opportunity to learn from friends, peers, and mentors about the challenges faced by many in less inviting and stable communities. Developing a level of empathy and understanding for the world beyond my borders has served me well in past endeavors, and allows me to serve with humility in Ottawa—on behalf of the community I love.”

Mikhail Bullard, BA ‘10 Third Secretary/Vice-Consul, Embassy of Bahamas, Washington, DC “St. Thomas teaches you to think critically. My background helped me approach policy analysis with the knowledge that there are diverse ways of looking at issues and that problems are always best solved when we can get at their root causes.”

Jessica Jones, BA ‘16 Donor Relations Coordinator, Fredericton Homeless Shelters “I came into my field as prepared as I could be for the things I see daily because I learned about the hard situations in life that are often swept under the rug.” 25


Improve your confidence and

teamwork skills (while having a ton of fun!) by joining Theatre St. Thomas

12 Opportunities to take advantage of at St. Thomas University



Push yourself to participate in an international exchange


Take the Human Rights and NGOs class, and work within a local organization that helps the community


Take on part-time work as a campus tour guide, note taker, or residence advisor


Write for the student newspaper to help bring light to issues you believe deserve attention


Become part of the Students’ Union


Take on a leadership role as a Residence Advisor or Peer Mentor


Lead a club or society


Meet world leaders and leading professionals who visit campus

Justin Trudeau visited the STU campus days before being elected Prime Minister


Participate in national and international student conferences


Take a class that gives you hands-on experience, like an internship within our Communications and Public Policy program


Travel and compete internationally with our Moot Court or Model UN classes

“STU Cares contributed to my education by making me more attentive to the needs of others—people who struggle in life, and who are thankful for help from others. It gave me an opportunity to give back to the community. ” Frida Guerrero, Science and Technology Studies, Anthropology, Environment and Society



Emphasis on social justice

Whether you’re coming to study Political Science, History, Psychology, English, Human Rights, Criminology, or Sociology, you will gain a more in-depth understanding of the issues our world is facing today, and how you can work toward social change in your area of interest.


You will put what you learn about social change into action. STU Cares brings students together to engage in community work around the city. You will learn about social issues affecting those living in Fredericton including food security, homelessness, community development, mental health, challenges for the aging population, and sustainability.


Sorting clothes at the Fredericton Homeless Shelter


Serving food and organizing shelves at the Community Kitchen

Painting at Family Enrichment and Counselling Services

Outdoor work at the Marysville Community Centre (The Ville)

environmental sustainability

crime rates

gender equality

human rights and discrimination

international aid


mental health

youth at risk


Undertaking a miniawareness campaign for Hospice Fredericton


Part of the Campus Community “I’ve been able to volunteer on and off campus, been elected to my house committee, joined grad class committee, become a senior peer mentor and an assistant for a professor. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to attend St. Thomas University.” Breeanna Gallant, Sociology, Psychology

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GET INVOLVED IN A BIG WAY You will enjoy advantages over friends at larger universities. Being part of a smaller community means feeling more connected to the people on campus, having your voice heard, and being known for who you are and what you care about. ANNUAL EVENTS AND CAMPUS TRADITIONS Multicultural Fair Campus Coffee Houses T-Pin Ceremony Student Research and Ideas Fair Celebration of Culture Pow Wow Trick-or-Eat Food Collection for Food Banks Winter Formal The Long Night Against Procrastination

Learn about all our clubs and societies at the

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES FAIR held at the start of each semester

Social Action Fair STU Relay for Life STU Cares Days of Action Celebration of Faith and Diversity Residence Life Challenges T-Ceremony

CAMPUS CLUBS AND SOCIETIES The Aquinian Newspaper Theatre St. Thomas Model United Nations Queer and Allied People Society Native Student Council Human Rights Club Residence House Committees Students’ Union Best Buddies International Student Association Students for Sustainability Welcome Week Committee

Join more than one club

Interact with professors from other departments Start your own club related to issues that mean something to you

Support you can count on University is challenging, but as a St. Thomas student, you have an enormous amount of support from professors, peers, and staff. Student Services is here for you, always finding new ways to support you as you work through your degree.

97% of alumni are happy with their decision to attend STU 2014 Alumni Survey

Two free hours of peer tutoring a week Accessibility centre for students needing a little assistance Academic advising for degree planning and more Career advising when you begin to define your path On-campus counselling services if you need it Peer mentoring program to help you along the way Financial aid advising to manage funds Writing centre to help you with papers Residence advisors in your building to help you feel at home Campus health clinic for your medical needs Academic and career development to help you get focused on achieving your goals

ELDER IN RESIDENCE Miigam’agan “My role is to offer support, drawing from our cultural values and working to create a sense of community for First Nation students.” 32

THE LONG NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION The end of semester and exam time can be stressful. To ensure you feel motivated and supported, we host THE LONG NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION, an event to help you get started or make progress on your academic work. The event is on campus, open to students, and goes late into the night. Therapy dogs Writing help Subject specific tutors Quiet work rooms Midnight snack De-stress craft corner Zumba and dance breaks


St. Thomas alumni consistently report

living in residence as one of their best memories from university


RESIDENCE Are you hoping to get the most out of your university years? By living in residence, you will make friends your first day, and spend the year making unforgettable memories—hopping the bus to the mall or movies, getting together to study, watching a weekly show in the lounge, and so much more.

5 REASONS TO LIVE IN RESIDENCE 1 You’ll be part of the fabric of our campus community Our small size encourages a close-knit, involved university community, but you have to be here to fully experience it. Students who live on campus are more likely to join clubs, attend events, and meet new people.

2 Your grades will benefit Students who live in residence often achieve higher grade point averages. It’s hard to be late for class when you live minutes away. Not ready for the midterm? Ask your housemates for help.

3 You’ll make friends from around the world Your housemates will be from different cities, provinces, and countries. While you share what it’s like coming from your hometown, they’ll teach you about theirs—you may find yourself learning a new language or spending break visiting another city or country.

MEAL PLANS Our dining halls offer healthy Canadian, international, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, as well as everything from small snacks and healthy lunches to hearty dinners. The All You Care to Eat plan allows you to enjoy as much or as little as you wish without worrying about the cost of individual items.

4 You’ll have an unforgettable university experience Your university years will be some of the best of your life, and it’s important to make the most of them. Form a band, get dressed up for the formal, raise awareness for a cause, write a column in the campus newspaper, audition for a play. Living in residence makes it that much easier to be involved.

5 Stress-free living

Don’t worry about budgeting your money for food, rent, and bills. When you live in residence, it’s all included!

Choose from meal plans that offer 10, 19, or UNLIMITED visits per week. Feed your body and your mind with home-cooked comfort food.

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Study Abroad

Juliana Duque International Exchange to Malta


Val Johnstone International Exchange to Australia

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES Have you dreamed of travelling to another country as part of your university degree? You will have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country while earning university credit for classes taken while there.

Argentina Australia Chile China

Japan Sweden Malta Turkey South Korea France Spain

Ashley Riley Travel-Study to Italy

TRAVEL-STUDY Travel in a group with a professor to an international destination and engage in study together using the local setting and culture as material. Earn course credit towards your degree. Most courses are three to four weeks in length. Recent opportunities were offered in New York City, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and England.

STU Athletics If you’re an athlete looking for a place to play, check out the STU Tommies. Our student-athletes represent St. Thomas in eight sports in two leagues. They make us proud on the court, track, ice, and field as they compete with colleges and universities all over Canada. Men’s and Women’s Basketball Men’s and Women’s Soccer Men’s and Women’s Golf Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Men’s and Women’s Rugby Follow the Tommies now at

Women’s Hockey Cross Country Track and Field

Don the Green & Gold You don’t need to be an athlete to be part of the glory. Throw on your green and gold and head to a game. Cheering on the Tommies will give you a deeper sense of pride in the you share with the team. 38




ACAA Titles

CCAA National Scholars

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CCAA Titles


AUS Titles

CIS Academic All-Canadians

“I couldn’t be more proud to be a Tommie. My professors, my team, and St. Thomas as a whole have given me a sense of belonging and pride. Balancing the course load of a student and the training regimen of an athlete has taught me key values such as discipline, perseverance, and accountability. Being a student-athlete has encouraged me to be the best version of myself.” Jeremy Speller, Men’s Basketball 39

The spirit of a big city and the charm of a small town City of Fredericton

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Embrace Winter City Life Grab a delicious meal at one of the city’s many fantastic restaurants. Then head downtown for some dancing or live music. For something different, there’s usually a play, performance, or show taking place at one of the local theatres. Check out STU’s Black Box Theatre or The Playhouse downtown for live theatre, comedy, ballets, concerts, and more.

Galleries and Festivals The Beaverbrook Art Gallery houses a permanent collection of almost 3,000 pieces and offers various exhibits throughout the year. As a STU student, your admission is free! Check out one of the many art and music festivals taking place in and around Fredericton. Get involved—if you’ve got an artistic interest, this is the place to nurture it.

Urban Adventures CANADA Fredericton


Grab a cup of Joe at the “King Street Coffee Block” and hit the downtown shops, which are all about being unique, stylish, and chic. The Owl’s Nest used book store and Cultures fair trade art and clothing store are good places to start. Head uptown for more than 115 stores, Starbucks, a movie theatre, an arcade, and more.

A drop in temperature and a little snow doesn’t hold us back. Cross-country skiing through parks or skating on a flooded Officer’s Square will help you enjoy the cold. For downhill skiing or snowboarding head to Crabbe Mountain—only 40 minutes away, and a shuttle will help you get there. Plus, the flow of festivals, plays, and concerts doesn’t slow down with the cooler weather.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Experience Fredericton’s natural charm. Explore kilometres of scenic city-wide walking/biking/ running trails. Pack a lunch, a Frisbee, and some bread crumbs for the ducks and spend the day with friends at Odell Park. Or, rent a kayak or a canoe and paddle the Saint John River for unbelievable views of the city. These are just a few of the options that make the great outdoors around St. Thomas great.

85 kilometres of trails throughout the city for

walking, running, & biking

Come for a tour Our awesome student tour guides will show you campus from their perspectives:

Our Admissions Team looks forward to welcoming you on campus

Find the best places to study Enjoy lunch in the dining hall Check out a residence See the different kinds of classrooms Apply to STU on the spot for free!

Join the many St. Thomas students who decided on STU once they stepped on campus! Tours are available through the week and on Saturdays.

Book your tour today: Sign up at Email Call 1-877-788-4443

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Tour. Lunch. Faculty Fair. Prizes. Apply. Real advice from current students and professors. or 1-877-788-4443

10AM - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2016 The small university of big opportunities


International - $13,747


Double Room $8,091

You’ve worked hard, and we want to recognize that. Our scholarship program allows us to maintain a community of exceptional students and active, motivated leaders.




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For more information regarding cost of a single room, other room styles, and meal plan options, please visit Rates are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and are subject to change in May 2017.

FAMILY DISCOUNT When two or more members of an immediate family are enrolled full-time at St. Thomas, a 10% discount may be available. Please ask for details.

CAMPUS JOBS Campus jobs are ideal for students wishing to stay on campus to earn a little extra cash. Jobs are posted throughout the year to the Current Students Employment web page. Jobs include study hall monitors, student research aides, help desk officers, and many more.

1 in 6 first-year students receives a major scholarship valued between

$9,000 and $64,000 The number of FULL TUITION 50 scholarships offered every year

GUARANTEED ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS Applicants with an admission average of 80% or higher will receive a Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship Average

Year 1

Year 2*

Year 3*

Year 4*














*Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to renew these scholarships.

More than 40 different kinds of scholarships are available to our incoming, first-year students. For a complete list, please visit and browse the Entrance section.

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FINANCIAL NEED BURSARIES Students in financial need should submit an application for need-based bursaries. For a complete list of bursaries for incoming, first-year students, please visit and browse the Entrance section.

ENTRANCE BURSARIES Value: $500 - $2,000 Criteria: Students in financial need entering university for the first time How to apply: Submit a letter to the Admissions Office outlining why you feel you qualify along with an Entrance Bursary application form, available within your ConnectSTU account (


Major Scholarship Application Deadline

Jayme-Lee Hunt President’s Scholarship: Full Tuition Psychology, Economics with Business Option

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(for high school applicants) Province specific admission requirements available online at TO QUALIFY YOU NEED High school graduation Minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed grade 12 academic courses including grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools) Four electives from the list below: Biology




Comparative Religion


Computer Science



Law or Business Organization and Management or Introduction to Accounting or World Issues

Environmental Studies or Environmental Science French (including Immersion courses) Geography

Media Studies or Communications or Journalism Native Studies Oceanography Physics Political Science Sociology




Theatre Arts or Art or Music

Please note there may be courses that meet the STU admission criteria that are not listed above. For questions regarding the eligibility of specific courses from your high school, please contact our Admissions Office at 506-452-0532 (1-877-788-4443), or email us at

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY International students whose primary language is not English are required to submit scores from one of the three tests below: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) CAEL

AP, IB, AND A-LEVEL TRANSFER CREDIT Applicants with scores of 4 or 5 on AP, 5, 6, 7 on IB Higher Level, or C or higher on GCE A-Level courses are eligible for credit towards their degree.

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AND BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Applicants to these programs should consult for detailed admission and application requirements. NOTE: an undergraduate degree is required for these programs


St. Thomas University has the

highest liberal arts entrance requirements in New Brunswick

Important Dates October 1 November 5 February 12 March 1 May 27


Rolando Hernandez, Economics with Business

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CREATE A FUTURE STUDENT ACCOUNT AT CONNECTSTU.CA • Take the first step to learning more about what it means to be a part of the STU community • Stay informed about important dates and deadlines, register for campus events, get information on your program of interest, and manage your applications for admission, scholarships, bursaries, and residence NOTE: If you met with an Admissions Counsellor and filled out a card at your school, your account has already been set up for you. Remember to check your email!


SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION (BEGINS OCTOBER 1) • Log in to your account and click “Apply Now” • Apply before December 9, 2016 to be considered for Early Admission • Include the $55 application fee by credit card, cheque, money order or cash ($40 for applicants from New Brunswick) • Applications will continue to be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full • Be sure to check back to see the status of your application


SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS • Have your official transcript(s) sent from your high school, college and/or university to the Admissions Office email below • If additional documents are required to complete your file, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office • All applicants who submit complete applications will receive an official letter in the mail within 7-10 business days


51 Dineen Drive Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 5G3 TF: 1-877-788-4443 Email:





• If you wish to be considered for awards, complete your scholarship and bursary application forms found under “My Applications” on your account • Submit all additional required documents to the Admissions Office email below • The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017




• Every new undergraduate student is guaranteed a place in residence • After you apply for admission, go to “My Applications” at the top of your account to apply for residence • Submit your residence deposit ($300) to confirm your place in residence NOTE: Residence applicants who pay their residence deposits before April 15, 2017 will be given priority



• Confirm your offer of admission by submitting your admission confirmation deposit ($100 for the Bachelor of Arts program) on your account under “My Applications, Accept Offer” or by calling the Admissions Office at 1-877-788-4443

“I chose STU because its small size creates a sense of unity within the community.” Natalia Gutierrez, Political Science



• Accepted students will receive registration information in the mail in May and are invited to register for courses online or attend our May Registration Open House

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Our Admissions Counsellors can tell you what life at St. Thomas is really like, because they all graduated from St. Thomas University themselves!

Camila Vasquez International Admissions Counsellor

Amy MacKenzie Admissions Counsellor

Clara Santacruz Admissions Counsellor 506-470-2708 @AMacKenzieSTU amy.mackenzie.STU 506-238-0871 @clarastthomasu clara.santacruzstu 506-470-7953 @camilav_stu camilavasquezSTU

Kaylee Moore International Admissions Counsellor Jenny Thornhill Admissions Counsellor

Michelle Monahan Senior Admissions Counsellor 506-470-9337 @Michelle_STU MichelleMonahan.STU

50 506-452-0529 @JennyT_STU jenny.thornhill.stu


@StThomasU 506-476-4537 @kayleemooreSTU kayleemooreSTU kayleemoorestu

To ďŹ nd out who will be at your high school or in your hometown, send us an Email at or call us at 1-877-788-4443 @StThomasU

OPPORTUNITY TO BE YOURSELF We believe in order for you to reach your true potential, you need to feel appreciated for who you are. We take pride in the different backgrounds, orientations, values, cultures, experiences, and lifestyles that make up our community. Appreciating each other for who we are makes us stronger. It allows us to accomplish more. We’re committed to providing students a learning environment that celebrates inclusion and diversity.


One of the most beautiful university campuses in Canada The Huffington Post Canada, 2014

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