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Bachelor of Arts 4 Yr Liberal Studies

St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University
The 120 credit Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies) degree will provide the students with a unique opportunity to combine both breadth and depth of intellectual inquiry within one degree program, building skills and expertise which are particularly relevant to the 21st century student and job market. This program is more than a conglomeration of courses from many disciplines. It is a program strategically and deliberately crafted to reflect the rich, 2,000 year-old intellectual tradition of Catholic Liberal Arts Education - the very tradition upon which St. Mary's University College was founded. That means that we are interested in much more than having students become aware of intellectual insights from a variety of academic disciplines. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition encourages students to develop to their full potential as selfaware individuals of sound body, mind and character who use their talents and skills in service to society. This development is encouraged through rigorous scholarship and commitment to spiritual and ethical values. Students will be active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors to society. They must have appreciation for cultural diversity, aesthetic sensibility and important social, political and ethical issues. The 120 credit Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies) will provide students with a unique undergraduate experience. The program has two major emphases: 1. the development of comprehensive critical and reflexive thinking skills derived from a Liberal Arts core of subjects and other Liberal Studies breadth requirements in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts and natural sciences; 2. the opportunity to apply and further develop valuable skills through the completion of a specific substantive specialization of interest. Students will complete their degrees with a year-long capstone senior seminar.

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14500 Bannister Road S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2X1Z4, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Applicants applying directly from high school will have graduated from high school and must have achieved a minimum of a 65% average on 5 specific 30-level subjects including English 30-1. The full list of academic subjects is available in our academic calendar. Other admissions categories include: post-secondary, mature, international and visiting standing.

Standard First-Year Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

First Day Applications Accepted
October 1

Last Day Applications Accepted

April 30 Arts and Science Programs Spring/Summer Term
August 1 Arts and Science Programs Fall Term (for following year)
December 31 Arts and Science Programs Winter Term (for following year)



Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $8,820.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,565.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated November 07, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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