Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts offers a wide range of programs based on research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Students have many opportunities to include both traditional disciplines and/or new and interdisciplinary fields of study in their degrees. In the Faculty of Arts, students can earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.), and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree (B.E.S.).
Sobey School of Business
Frank H. Sobey, a Canadian entrepreneur whose dedication, creativity and hard work built an extensive retail empire, including Canada’s second largest food retailer, is the inspiration of the Sobey School of Business. The leading business school in Atlantic Canada, the Sobey School offers a full range of graduate and undergraduate programs.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science prepares students to be leaders in the global community through hands-on learning in safe and stimulating state-of-the-art learning environments with award-winning instructors, leading researchers, and innovative science communicators. The Faculty of Science offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) and a Diploma of Engineering (Dip. Eng.). The B.Sc. programs are described on the following pages. Engineering programming is described in its own section of this Academic Calendar.
The Faculty of Science through its different Departments, offers courses for open enrolment to students in all Faculties. These mostly 1000-level courses in the different science subject areas focus on a qualitative approach to explaining some of the science behind our observations, history, behaviour, or physical experiences, and allow students to gain a broad understanding and appreciation of science disciplines while increasing their science literacy. Science students may enrol in these courses too, and count them as free electives (only) in their degree program. Course descriptions for these and all Science courses are included under their subject area section in this Calendar (e.g., Chemistry).
Faculty of Education
The study of Education has been part of the curriculum of Saint Mary’s University for well over sixty years. General courses on education were offered as early as 1936. Since then, Education at Saint Mary’s University has evolved into a comprehensive discipline of research and institutional best practice through research and instruction in the areas of educational foundations (sociology/anthropology, philosophy, psychology, history, political economy, international development), language methods, curriculum electives and certification of professional best practice. Education at Saint Mary’s is fundamentally interdisciplinary in orientation. The Faculty of Education has five strategic areas that structure its course offerings and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
School of the Environment
The School of the Environment is a pan-faculty School being comprised of programs and courses from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science and the Sobey School of Business. The School of the Environment is the focal point for environmental education at Saint Mary's University, which brings together the university’s four academic programs.