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Catholic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fredericton, Canada
The Catholic Studies Program is an academically rigorous and interdisciplinary exploration of Catholicism. Courses engage with the Catholic intellectual tradition—the 2000 year-long dialogue between and within faith and culture.
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Overview

We approach the texts of the Catholic intellectual tradition with a view toward understanding the role that Catholicism has played in the human search for meaning and in the conviction that thinking is a critical part of belief. 

Catholic Studies enthusiastically welcomes students from any or no faith tradition. The program is dedicated to a critical and scholarly engagement with Catholicism, and is dispositionally nondogmatic. Courses are especially attentive to the ways in which the Catholic intellectual tradition can help students understand issues of social and economic justice and peace. 

You are therefore given the freedom to explore perennial human questions and pressing contemporary concerns in a way that is open to the potential contributions of faith. You are also given the chance to study the Catholic Church itself, as a cultural and political, as well as a religious institution. You will also benefit from co- and extra-curricular events, service opportunities, scholarly activities, and community outreach sponsored by the St. John XXIII Centre for Catholic Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Catholicism 
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Basic Issues in Theology
  • Book of Isaiah
  • Gospel of John
  • Christian Liturgy and Sacramental Life 
  • Jesus of Nazareth - Christ of Faith
  • Jesus the Christ as Understood Throughout History
  • The God of Christians

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required for Canadian applicants. A non-refundable $55.00 ($40.00 for New Brunswick residents) application fee.
  • Please note that Bachelor of Arts applicants who have been accepted to and completed courses at St. Thomas University within the past three years are not required to pay the application fee. International students who wish to have their correspondence from the University sent to them by courier may pay an additional non-refundable $50 courier fee at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15230 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15230 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6776 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6776 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fredericton

  • 1100 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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