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Saint Thomas University

Bachelor's programmes

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Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The origin of St. Thomas University dates back to 1910. At that time, the Most Reverend Thomas F. Barry, Bishop of Chatham, invited the Basilian Fathers of Toronto to assume charge of an institution in Chatham, New Brunswick, providing education for boys at the secondary and junior college levels. The institution was called St. Thomas College.


University is an exciting time. It’s a time for personal and intellectual growth. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about the world, and about themselves. New interests, new friends and new experiences help take students into the next chapter of their lives.

This time can always present challenges, and that’s why we are committed to providing a learning environment second to none, academic and personal support for when it’s needed and opportunities that provide students the experiences they need to reach their academic and professional goals.


Every single class is small and intimate. Capped at 60 students, our average class size is only 29 students, and upper year classes are even smaller. Classes are discussion and debate based, and professors are able to get to know their students and offer individualized attention. 100% of our full-time faculty have their Ph.D or highest degrees in their fields.


Free career development workshops and career advising are available to St. Thomas University students through the Career Development and Employment Centre on UNB’s Fredericton Campus. If you are thinking about what you can do with your degree program, need help identifying possibilities within your field, or having difficulty locating career information, the CDEC is here to help.

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Housing services

To make sure your time in residence is a memorable experience, there are groups of residence leaders that live in the building. Residence advisors and house committee members work together to facilitate your transition to residence and support you during your time here.

Library services

Every year UNB Libraries hosts a (free) half-day Library Showcase to highlight new resources and services to St. Thomas University faculty. Presentations will include predatory publishers, new academic software and apps, and advice on research data management. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the newly renovated study space on the 3rd floor. 

ICT services

Research and analytical skills are among the most important skills required for this field of work. Writing and editing, as well as new media computer database skills are important to this field in today’s world.

Medical services

A medical clinic for full-time St. Thomas students is located at the third floor of Jones House on the UNB campus. Students may call the Student Health Centre for an appointment or visit during walk-in clinic hours held each weekday. Please remember to bring your student ID and Provincial Healthcare cards. 

Student Life

Campus life

Find a place to call home in one of our five residences—three located on our upper campus (Harrington Hall, Vanier Hall, and Holy Cross House), and two located on our lower campus (Rigby Hall and Chatham Hall) on Forest Hill Road, only a 12-minute walk away. Rigby and Chatham offer larger rooms and private bathrooms. Plus, when you don’t feel like walking, hop on the bus with your STU Bus Pass (included with tuition) and be home in 5 minutes!

Sports facilities

Designed to meet the varied interest of today’s exercise-conscious student, St. Thomas University’s Athletics programme reflects our concerns for the needs of the individual. The programme is organized for both men and women on the varsity, intramural, and sport club levels.

Student clubs

The St. Thomas University Students' Union strives to maintain and enhance the community of academic excellence, personal integrity, and mutual respect that is St. Thomas University. The SRC is the final authority for Union policy on all matters including finances, the constitution, and its bylaws. The SRC membership is elected by the students and seeks to represent the needs and interests of the students by providing student government and political representation, by organizing a variety of activities and services, and by funding and coordinating various student organizations

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved Saint Thomas because of it's size. Student population is 2200. Classes were small. None were bigger than 60 students. This enabled you to get to know the other students and your professors. Classes were informative and pertained to my interests. If I needed clarification or assistance, my professors were available.

Great Academic Experience! Best Academic Year of my Life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The best part of my experience was that the professors were very accessible and classes were small so you can actually get to know your professors and classmates. My program (psychology) was challenging and had many great professors. The only thing that I did not like was that the campus did not offer a lot for me as a commuter.