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St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education.

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 875 full and part-time students, 80 full and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25.

St. Mary’s University is accredited to offer four three-year Bachelor of Arts degrees with concentrations in General Studies, English, History, or Psychology. As well as five four-year degrees: a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology , a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies , a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History as well as a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. And see our after-degree Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Program.

Our Vision
St. Mary’s University will be a leader in post-secondary education, open to all, and focused on developing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Founded on the Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Mary’s will prepare its students to live with integrity, compassion and confidence.

St. Mary’s University News

2607, 2019

My New Challenge

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Athletics, News, News and Events, Uncategorized|

St. Mary's University student-athlete Jordan Britton joins Advancement team for remainder of the summer Written by: Jordan Britton With summertime at the peak of its powers, not only is it time to ensure the barbeque [...]

1807, 2019

Insect researcher finds world’s largest bee in Indonesia

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Academics, Science|

There is a lot of buzz around the discovery of a previously thought to be extinct insect. A team of researchers has discovered the world's largest bee in a remote part of Indonesia. CGTN's Greg [...]

1207, 2019
  • Therese Takacs

Capital projects depend on donors

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Giving, Leadership|

Students, staff and faculty at St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, are united in their common purpose to make a positive impact on their community and the world at large, says Thérèse Takacs, the university’s [...]

807, 2019

Why Math Scores are Declining in Alberta … Hint, it’s not Teachers or the Curriculum

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Academics, Uncategorized|

Charles Adler Interview Topic: Why Math Scores are Declining in Alberta … Hint, it’s not Teachers or the Curriculum Brief Description of discussion: Associate Professor, Cory Wright-Maley, was on Charles Adler Tonight speaking about Jason [...]

407, 2019

8-pointed star

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: FNMI|

St. Mary’s University has partnered with local artist Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal for an exciting new Artist in Residency project and commissioned art piece. Having previously worked in multiple different capacities with St. Mary’s, it is [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

New Student Orientation -Fall 2019

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

PALS – The pups are back!

September 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Watercolours For Novices

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 4 @ 6:00 pm

Sacred Arts – Walk & Talk

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

View the Event Calendar