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 six 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, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Justice & Catholic Studies 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

309, 2019
  • Maggie Marsdin

A Virtual Sit-Down With an Advising Expert, Maggie Marsdin

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Maggie Marsdin If you’re one of the new, incoming faces to the community of St. Mary’s, welcome! And welcome back to those returning to school after a lovely, yet unfailingly brief summer break. [...]

209, 2019

Artist in Residence

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: FNMI|

St. Mary’s University was pleased to host the last artist’s workshop this past week, guided by the talented Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal. A partnership with Calgary Arts Development (CADA) enabled Tamara to open an opportunity to [...]

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 [...]

St. Mary’s University Events

Discovery Yoga

September 26 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

Fall Retreat

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

Sacred Arts – Walk & Talk

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

Counsellor Update Breakfast – Fall 2019

October 1 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am

Discovery Yoga

October 3 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am

View the Event Calendar