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

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, StMU inspires students to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 1025 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. 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

1108, 2022

Native Plants on the StMU Campus: Prairie Restoration Blog

By |August 11th, 2022|Categories: News, StMU Stories|

In these posts, we have talked about how growing native plants is an important part of the prairie restoration occurring on campus, but we have never gone into detail of which native plants we have [...]

908, 2022

Herbivory (or Animals) Like Plants Too! – StMU Medicine Garden Blog

By |August 9th, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events, STMU Stories, Uncategorized|

    Here at St Mary’s University we have our own collection of wild animals that eat plants, i.e. they are herbivores. These include Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (RGS), snowshoe hares and many small rodents like [...]

808, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Quinton

By |August 8th, 2022|Categories: Academics, Alumni, News, News and Events, Student Testimonials|

Have you ever felt nervous or anxious in a social setting? Are you someone who overthinks to the point that it can impact your daily life? Not only can St. Mary’s University alumni Justin Quinton [...]

308, 2022

Welcoming our new Choir Director, Sarah McLean

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: News, News and Events|

St. Mary's University is pleased to welcome Sarah McLean as our new Choir Director. Currently, McLean sings with the Spiritus Chamber Choir in Calgary, and previously has sung with astounding choirs all over the world! [...]

108, 2022

Sagebrush, Sweetgrass & Tobacco – St. Mary’s University Medicine Garden Blog

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Community, News, News and Events|

One of the purposes of this garden was to supply sagebrush, sweet grass & tobacco for ceremonial use at St. Mary’s University, for example smudging. Above, you can see the healthy growth of sagebrush – [...]

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