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Bachelor of Arts 4 Yr Social Justice and Catholic Studies

St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Social Justice and Catholic Studies reflects St. Mary's University's vision and mission as an institution founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition committed to developing the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), and preparing its students to live with integrity, compassion, and confidence as lifelong learners and engaged citizens dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge for the service to the community. This is a unique interdisciplinary program that encourages critical reflection on the structural injustices that characterize society, both locally and globally, and upon the Catholic tradition and its engagement with the world. Drawing upon the theories and practices of a wide range of different disciplines, this degree equips students with the critical, analytical, and ethical skills necessary to live and work responsibly in an increasingly integrated global community. The program has two streams: Social Justice and Catholic Studies. All students complete a common degree core as well as a suite of required and elective courses from different disciplines in their chosen stream. To ensure breadth, students are also required to complete a minimum number of courses from the other stream. Senior students in the program participate in Directed Community Service providing them with an important opportunity to apply what they have learned through experiential learning. In the final year of study, students complete a Major Research Project.

Enrolment Services Office
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 in this category must have received a high school diploma and must have an overall average of 65 per cent or higher on five 30-level admission subjects as listed below. 
If missing one of the required subjects or if the admission average is between 60 - 64.9 per cent, admission may be considered under the Special Admission category on a case-by-case basis.
If less than 30 credit hours have been completed at another post-secondary institution, admission under this category may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
1. English Language Arts 30-1 or equivalent
Note: Applicants who present a final grade below 65 per cent in English Language Arts 30-1 will be required to take WRIT 201 (3 credits) during their first semester of studies.
2. One of:
• Mathematics 30-1 or equivalent,
• Mathematics 30-2 or equivalent Note: Mathematics 31 does not satisfy this requirement.
• 30-level language other than English
3. Two of:
• Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits)
• Biology 30
• Chemistry 30
• 30-level language other than English
• Mathematics 30-1 or equivalent, Mathematics 30-2 or equivalent (if not used to satisfy requirement #2)
• Mathematics 31
• Physics 30
• Science 30
• Social Studies 30-1
4. One additional approved 5-credit or two 3-credit subjects at the 30-level (excluding Special Projects 30). Two subjects in the same discipline may not normally be presented to satisfy admission requirements. Exceptions are Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31, and languages other than English. No course with a mark below 50 per cent may be used.

Application Deadline
Fall applications open October 1 Last day to apply for Fall admission August 31 Last day to apply for Winter admission December 31

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $8,340.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,560.00 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

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

Updated January 20, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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