Approach to Education
At St. Stephen’s University, we believe that academic excellence occurs in the context of a caring learning community. We focus on mutual support and connection and less on competition and entitlement. In doing this, we align with our mission statement. “To prepare people, through academic and personal development, for a life of justice, beauty, and compassion, enabling a humble, creative engagement with their world.”
The core of our academic program is our foundation in the humanities. To develop the ability to think critically in dialogue with human history and culture. By engaging ancient and modern texts, through lively classroom discussion, and through study abroad opportunities, you will build a robust personal and educational experience. Choosing a major helps to focus your perspective. As you engage with others, you will be able to identify how disciplines approach knowledge and tackle big questions.
Students have the option of pursuing an Honours degree. This interdisciplinary option includes a thesis in multiple concentrations.