STU Established: 1910

St. Thomas University, New Brunswick

51 Dineen Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3, Canada

St. Thomas University (STU) is a small, exclusively liberal arts university located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. It is a primarily undergraduate university offering bachelor's degrees in the arts (humanities and social sciences), education, and social work to approximately 1,900 students.

  • 2,000-2,999
    Total Students
  • CAD 14,631
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 10,854
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


The university offers a number of unique programs including recognized majors in Criminology, Journalism, Human Rights, and Communications and Public Policy. St. Thomas is the home of the Frank McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy. The university is unique in Canada for its sole focus on liberal arts and its commitment to social justice.

At St. Thomas, you can expect small classes, engaged classmates, and teachers second-to-none. Choose from among more than 30 academic disciplines: from traditional fields like Philosophy, History and Languages, to innovative programmes in Journalism, Human Rights, Criminology, Environment and Society, and Native Studies.

Specialties: Liberal Arts Education, Undergraduate Education, Post-Degree Education Program, and Post-Degree Social Work Program

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 8,403 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 14,536 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at St. Thomas University, New Brunswick

Bachelor of Arts

  • Anthropology*
  • Catholic Studies
  • Communications
  • Communications and Public Policy
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice*\
  • Economics*
  • English Language and Literature*
  • English Concentration in Creative Writing*
  • English Concentration in Drama*
  • Environment and Society
  • Fine Arts*
  • French*
  • Gerontology*
  • Great Books*
  • History*
  • Human Rights
  • Interdisciplinary Studies*
  • International Relations*
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Native Studies*
  • Philosophy*
  • Political Science*
  • Psychology*
  • Religious Studies*
  • Science and Technologies Studies*
  • Sociology*
  • Spanish*

Bachelor of Applied Arts

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts In Gerontology

Certificate Programs for Practitioners

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Gerontology

English Language Support Programme

  • ESL Courses for Academic Credit
  • Integrated Courses
  • Assisted Courses
  • Regular Courses

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 89

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 100-199
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation
    Christian-Catholic Basilian Fathers, Congregation of St. Basil -


The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. St. Thomas University scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: ATV Media Scholarship.

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