St. Stephen's University

Introduction

Proudly the smallest university in Canada, St. Stephen's University is a premier Liberal Arts university, only accepting up to 30 students each year. Believing that education happens better in a small learning community in which everybody can contribute, professors share daily life with students, actually getting to know them as friends. In this unique setting, each and every student's innate aptitudes can be recognised and explored, preparing them for a career that fits who they are.

Students live together in a former hotel in a small town in New Brunswick, participating in cooking and cleaning together as well as studying and relaxing. And for two whole terms they travel the world together as a class, visiting more than a dozen countries in Europe and Asia.

At the core of the university, the staff and faculty are Christians, giving the community a caring foundation of acceptance and inclusion. Students from all backgrounds, spiritual perspectives and stages in life’s journey are welcomed, with no religious entry requirements or mandatory practices. SSU values and enjoys this diversity, and wants to be a place where young adults can be who they really are, and grow in maturity in their intellectual, spiritual, practical, and relational lives.

SSU offers degrees in Humanities, Psychology and International Studies. All degrees provide graduates with flexibility of mind, a multiplicity of perspectives and an increased capacity for innovation. SSU focuses on teaching students how to think, how to present an argument, how to solve problems and how to relate well to diverse people. Employers love this! The SSU experience opens up a world of possibilities for either further education or a rewarding career, preparing students for life and work and helping them figure out what they want to do. SSU graduates have gone on to study or work in a huge variety of areas including the following: art therapy, business, disaster relief, education, film, fine arts, journalism, law, management, ministry, nursing, politics, social work, theology, and urban planning.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada New Brunswick

The goal of the study of humanities is to provide an education that serves as a foundation for the rest of your life. No university, however great, can teach you everything you need to know for your future. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities THE VALUE OF A HUMANITIES DEGREE The goal of the study of humanities is to provide an education that serves as a foundation for the rest of your life. No university, however great, can teach you everything you need to know for your future. But the value of the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree is that you learn how to organize ideas, develop the ability to develop new skills and increase your capacity to solve problems and seize opportunities. We believe the integration of the classical disciplines provided by an SSU BA degree, combined with our Christian community and our study abroad programs provides an excellent atmosphere for students to receive an education. Students whose quest is spiritual and intellectual formation will learn to think through and articulate their ideas and values within a global perspective. HUMANITIES MAJORS Ancient History & Religious Studies Courses in ancient history & religious studies explore the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean in order to understand the Judeo-Christian tradition within its historical context as well as its contemporary relevance. This informed understanding will offer significant insight into other academic disciplines and the basis for meaningful dialog with other major religions. History Students of history seek to understand the lives of people in the past: their ideas, motives, values, customs, circumstances, institutions, actions, and artifacts in order to discover meaning, order, and purpose. Large topics in the history of Western Civilization over the past 2500 years are explored, as well as focused regional and national themes. Students are encouraged to confront essential human questions in the context of Christian and alternative paradigms and in light of the most relevant historiography. English The study of English introduces students to the classics of world literature as well as to lesser known works from antiquity to the present. Students develop an appreciation of the verbal icon and learn skills in textual analysis that enable them to become proficient readers of literature. They develop their understanding of the philosophies that shape literary world-views, and of the relationship between these world-views and the Christian faith. Philosophy Philosophy probes major influences throughout the history of ideas and seeks understanding of the thought of the present day. Starting with the pre-Socratic thinkers, studies in philosophy trace the line of formative influences to the present in the Western tradition, and examine also the interaction between philosophy and the Christian faith. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada New Brunswick

SSU's Bachelor of Arts in International Studies blends historical, contemporary and Christian views on world civilizations with compelling cross-cultural experiences. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies WHY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES? The goal of international studies is to provide an education that allows you to become an informed world citizen. SSU's Bachelor of Arts in International Studies blends historical, contemporary and Christian views on world civilizations with compelling cross-cultural experiences. During the program, you will participate in two travel semesters (one in Asia and one in Europe) in which you will experience hands-on what it means to live life together in a Christ-centered learning community. International studies provides opportunities for innovative thinking and serious reflection on pressing global questions of economic development, social justice and environmental sustainability. In this increasingly globalized world, international studies provides much-needed insight into such issues as poverty, population growth, disease, human migration, climate change, war, gender inequality, community dynamics, pop culture, world religions, mass communications, strategic development, water issues, cultural heritage and human rights. MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES A degree in International Studies requires 12 credit hours of core courses: IS 1000, 2000, 2050, and 3000 or their equivalent. A grade of C or better in each core course is required. A minimum of 21 additional credit hours must be taken at the upper level (3000 or 4000). Electives in International Studies are interdisciplinary, reflecting the nature of this broad field of study. Students must successfully complete both study abroad semesters (GPA of 2.0 or better). NOTE: Students who major in international studies with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to write a thesis pursuing research topics in International Studies. The thesis (IS 4080 and 4082) may only count as three credit hours toward the requirements for the upper-level electives. MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES A minor in International Studies requires the cores courses: IS 1000, 2000, 2050, and 3000 or their equivalent, plus an additional 15 credit hours in International Studies, of which 12 credit hours must be at the upper level. A grade of C or better in each core course is required for the minor. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada New Brunswick

The goal of the study of psychology is to provide an education that informs your interactions with others for the rest of your life. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY? The goal of the study of psychology is to provide an education that informs your interactions with others for the rest of your life. Students choose to study psychology because they want to learn how and why they and others think and behave the way they do. By studying psychology, you will gain insights into human nature that are immensely relevant to your everyday life. Not only will you be able to understand the actions of those around you, by studying psychology you can become a better thinker, a more compassionate listener, a more engaged participant in the world around you. We believe the knowledge you will gain in our psychology program will help you become the kind of person who enhances the well-being of others. MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY A Major in Psychology requires that a student completes the three core courses in Psychology (1000/2000/3000), as well as Psy 1050 and a course in Statistics (2750). A grade of C or better in each course of this discipline is required for the major. If the mark is lower the course can still count toward the total credit hours, but not the major. In addition, the student is required to take seven upper-level Psychology electives (21 credit hours), which must include a minimum of six credit hours in other social sciences. These credit hours must also include at least one seminar course (usually Research Methods 4750) and may include a thesis. However, only three credit hours from a thesis may be included toward the total of 21 credit hours of required upper-level electives.Throughout their degree program, Psychology students are required to take at least two of the three core courses for three of the four core Humanities subjects as well *NOTE: Students taking the Psychology major may be required to take two or three online courses available through SSU, UNB or UM (Maine) over the course of their program and/or courses made available through hybrid courses scheduled in May or August. MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY A minor is available for all students who complete the core courses plus 18 credit hours in upper- level Psychology and Social Science courses. Statistics is not required. A grade of C or better in each course of this discipline is required for the minor. If the mark is lower the course can still count toward the total credit hours, but not the minor. Throughout their degree program, Psychology students are required to take at least two of the three core courses for three of the four core Humanities subjects as well. [-]