You will take classes that challenge the way you think about the world. You will learn about issues and causes that inspire you to not only learn more, but to do more. You will find people who share your interests and passions—change-making STUdents, community-building STUdents, and future-shaping STUdents. What kind of STUdent will you be?

For more than 100 years, STUdents have come to St. Thomas University for an experience they cannot find anywhere else in Canada. We are the only public university in the country wholly dedicated to undergraduate liberal arts.



You will engage in a unique style of education that caters to who you are and what you want to learn about the world.


Our liberal arts approach to a Bachelor of Arts means you will choose courses from different academic departments before narrowing your focus in upper years of study. You won’t be restricted to one field of study. This cross-disciplinary approach will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and a versatile skill including:

  • Advanced critical thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Research and analysis
  • The ability to adapt to new ideas and technologies


You will form meaningful connections with peers and professors.


The small size of our campus, and our sole undergraduate focus on Arts means you will get to know fellow STUdents and professors in small classes that allow for engaging dialogue and encourage collaborative learning. New faces soon become familiar through common courses and shared interests.



You will grow in ways you never imagined.


With the support of professors, you will learn to explore controversial and competing ideas with informed judgment. You will be given opportunities to apply what you’re learning through service learning, internships, and experiential learning. These opportunities will help you cultivate important connections and lay the foundation for your professional network. You will graduate knowing which causes matter most to you and how you want to use your degree to help others.


Leanne Hudson
First-Year STUdent


St. Thomas University has been the best decision I’ve made in my life so far. The experience I’ve had has empowered me to keep making change and to stay passionate about the issues I care about and the connections I’ve been able to form with my professors have been amazing.