At St. Stephen’s University, we believe that true academic excellence is made possible by studying in the context of a learning community that cares. We focus more on mutual support and relationship than on competition and entitlement. As our mission statement says, we aim for “justice, beauty and compassion” because we want education to mean something: to enable a “humble, creative engagement with our world.”
The core of our academic program is our foundation in the humanities – developing the ability to think critically in dialogue with human history and culture. By studying ancient and modern texts, through lively classroom discussion, and through two terms of study abroad, you will receive an unequaled foundation for life and preparation for whichever major you choose. Within your major, you will learn the essence of a specific academic discipline and become deeply formed in how those disciplines approach knowledge and address the big questions of our world.
Your major can be in any of our humanities disciplines (philosophy, history, English and religious studies) or in one of our social science disciplines: psychology, international studies or community engagement. You can also choose an Honours Interdisciplinary degree with two or three areas of concentration and a thesis in your senior year.