SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY
Saint Mary’s University was founded in 1802 and is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The university has a long tradition of academic excellence in teaching and research. Our campus is home to more than 7,000 students from over 115 countries. Saint Mary’s University is recognized as having one of the most internationalized student populations in Canada.
In keeping with our motto, Age Quod Agis – Do what you do, we have achieved excellence in undergraduate studies within Liberal Arts, Environmental Studies, Business, Science and Engineering. We also offer graduate programs in areas of particular strength. All of our academic programs are accredited and recognized internationally, to ensure students have worldwide access to employment and graduate studies.
All of our programs within the Sobey School of Business have received the highest level of international accreditation. The AACSB accreditation spans from our Bachelor of Commerce to our PhD in Business Management.
We have a Bachelor of Science program known for the amount of research opportunities available for undergraduate students. Those studying areas of green chemistry are able to make use of the green roof research facilities of the new Atrium and Global Learning Commons while Astrophysics students spend time in the Burke Gaffney Observatory on campus.
Saint Mary’s Bachelor of Arts degree is known for its flexibility and wide range of course offerings including some very unique majors such as International Development Studies, Criminology, Asian Studies and Atlantic Canada Studies.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Saint Mary’s University
1. A rich supportive community
Campus is located on a single, beautiful city block. You will quickly form meaningful connections with other students, and feel warmly comfortable in your new home. When you feel cared for, you can accomplish more.
2. Professors that know you
With average introductory class sizes of just 40, you will not only feel connected to other students, but you’ll be able to get to know your professors. With access to professors who care about your academic performance and your future, you have the kind of personal support that makes a difference.
3. Learning by doing
At Saint Mary’s, we believe students learn better and faster when they put theory to work in the real world. To that end, we offer experiential learning opportunities, labs, co-op, (internships in all faculties), travel abroad, and real research possibilities.
4. A wealth of research opportunities
If you’re further along in your academic career, browse the many graduate program opportunities we offer (many of which are unique in the region).
5. Tradition of academic excellence
About 98% of our full-time professors have their PhD, which is more than any other university in the province. These accomplished professors bring their depth of experience to the classroom, for your benefit, and our rich community of alumni brings the real world to you. If you ever need a helping hand along the way, academic support, health, career, and admissions assistance are at your service.
- Entrance Awards ranged from $500 to $3500 (per year)
- Presidential International Baccalaureate Scholarship are valued at $9000 (CAD) per annum and are tenable over four years for a total of $36,000 (CAD)
- Santamarian scholarship for international students is valued at $5000 (CAD) per annum and is tenable over four years for a total of $20,000 (CAD)
- Asian Studies
- Atlantic Canada Studies
- Film Studies
- Hispanic Studies
- International Development Studies
- Irish Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Computing and Information Systems
- General Business Studies
- Global Business Management
- Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
- Computing Science
- Environmental Science
- Brian Ahern, producer for Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash
- Steve Armitage, CBC Sportscaster
- Alan Abraham, former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
- Noah Cantor, Canadian Football League player
- Karen Casey (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Colchester North)
- Zach Churchill, (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Yarmouth)
- Patrick H. Curran, Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia
- Chris d’Entremont (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Argyle)
- Wayne Gaudette (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Clare)
- Glenn Graham, Celtic musician
- Paul Hollingsworth (CTV Atlantic and TSN Newscaster and Sportscaster)
- Peter J. Kelly (Mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia)
- Robert P. Kelly, Former CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon
- Becky Kent (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Cole Harbour – Eastern Passage)
- Joseph Phillip Kennedy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
- Steven Landry, CEO of DaimlerChrysler Canada
- William Linton, CFO of Rogers Communications
- Terry Mercer (Canadian Government, Senator – Northend Halifax)
- Boris Mirtchev, CEO of Hamachi Restaurants in Halifax, NS
- Wilfred Moore (Canadian Government, Senator – Stanhope St./Bluenose)
- Steve Morley (CFL Player and Former NFL Player)
- William Njoku, Basketball player drafted in the 2nd round of the 1994 NBA Draft who played professionally for 10 years for various clubs in Europe.
- Justin Palardy (CFL Player Winnipeg Blue bombers)
- Gerald Regan (Nova Scotia Government, Former Premier)
- Kim Reinhart, CEO, Nexen Inc.
- Mat Whynott (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Hammonds Plains – Upper Sackville)
- John MacDonnell (Nova Scotia Government, MLA – Hants East)
- Dave Stala (CFL player Hamilton Tigercats)
- Chris Flynn (Canadian Football Hall of Famer) 3 time Hec Crighton Trophy winner, 1988, 1989, 1990.
- Mike Danton Former NHL player St Louis Blues.