Program Information

School: St. Mary’s University
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: General Studies
Description: The term liberal arts is derived from the Latin word liber. Which means free.

Wouldn’t you love to be free to learn more about what interests you most? By learning about the past and exploring the future of human endeavour, you will begin to understand the world and find your unique place within it. The three-year Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in General Studies will prepare you for further study in a profession of your choice or help you decide what career to pursue if you’re not sure yet.

URL: Bachelor of Arts – General Studies at St. Mary’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes ancillary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 International Languages 

As a high school graduate, you will need to present an average of 65% in five 30-level courses, including English Language Arts 30-1 or higher; Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Mathematics 30, a 30-level language other than English, or Mathematics 30-2 or Applied; and Mathematics 30. For more detailed information, please visit:

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applicants whose country of origin is outside of Canada or the United States who intend to study in Canada on a study permit (student visa) must normally present one of the following tests of English (some countries are considered to be exempt from this policy – contact the Enrolment Services Office for an up-to-date list): TOEFL, Test of English as Foreign Language paper based – 550 (no component score less than 50); computer based – 213 (no component score less than 17); internet based – 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS – Academic, International English Language Testing System – 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery – 85; CAEL, Canadian Academic English Language Assessment – 60; PTE – Academic, Pearson Test of English – 59; or CLB – Canadian Language Benchmarks – Level 8. Please visit the website for complete details.