Bachelor of Arts

The St. Thomas University Bachelor of Arts is unique in Canada. As the core academic program, the Bachelor of Arts is the heart of our academic community. All 1,800 undergraduates are Bachelor of Arts students—connected by their interest in the social sciences and humanities.


For more information on programs and courses, explore the Academic Calendar.


Major, Honours, Minor

You will be required to choose at least one major—a concentration of studies in one academic field—but not before exploring courses in disciplines that interest you.

You will have the option of pursuing honours by completing a higher level of courses in one area, and—depending on departmental requirements—writing and defending a thesis in a particular area of the field.

If you develop a general interest in a particular field, but do not wish to pursue a major, you have the ability to complete a minor in the field. 

Academic Departments


Catholic Studies (Minor, Major)

Communications and Public Policy (Minor, Major) 

English Language and Literature (Minor, Major, Honours)

English as a Second Language

Fine Arts (Minor, Major, Honours)

French (Minor, Major, Honours)

Great Books (Minor, Major, Honours)

History (Minor, Major, Honours)

Human Rights (Minor, Major, Honours)

Interdisciplinary Studies (Minor, Major, Honours)

Irish Studies (Minor, Major)

Italian (Minor)


Journalism (Minor, Major)


Native Studies (Minor, Major, Honours)

Philosophy (Minor, Major, Honours)

Religious Studies (Minor, Major, Honours)

Romance Languages (Minor, Major, Honours)

Spanish and Latin American Studies (Minor, Major, Honours)

Social Sciences

Anthropology (Minor, Major, Honours)

Criminology & Criminal Justice (Minor, Major, Honours)

Economics (Minor, Major, Honours)

Environment and Society (Minor, Major)

Gerontology (Minor, Major)

International Relations (Minor, Major, Honours)

Law, Politics, and Society (Minor, Major)

Mathematics (Major)

Political Science (Minor, Major, Honours)

Psychology (Minor, Major, Honours)

Science and Technology Studies (Minor, Major, Honours)

Sociology (Minor, Major, Honours)

Women's Studies and Gender Studies (Minor, Major, Honours)

Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary minors are earned by taking suggested courses from various disciplines around a common theme.

Business Studies


Film Studies

Irish Studies

Latin American Studies

Medieval Studies

Peace Studies

US Studies


Students can take electives such as Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Maliseet, and Social Work.

Students are also able to take two courses per semester from the University of New Brunswick as part of their degree from St. Thomas University.