2020-2021 Undergraduate Calendar

Welcome to the online version of Saint Mary’s University’s Undergraduate Calendar. Every effort has been made to ensure this Calendar is accurate. Errors and post-publication changes approved by Senate after initial publication of the Calendar are posted as soon as possible; notifications of additions and corrections will be posted at the Updates page. This online edition of the Saint Mary’s University Undergraduate Calendar is the University's official statement, published several months in advance of the beginning of the academic year. Saint Mary’s University reserves the right, without liability or penalty and without notice, to make changes in its offered services and programs , including alteration of fee schedules and cancellation of particular courses. Read full disclaimer here.

To view a PDF version of the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar in our previous format please refer to the following:


A Brief Guide to Using this Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is the University’s most important publication, and serves many purposes. 

If you are a Prospective Student:

  • Review the range of academic programs available at Saint Mary’s. (Saint Mary’s University publishes a separate Graduate Academic Calendar.)
  • Learn how Saint Mary’s University schedules courses over the 12-month academic year by referring to the Academic Calendar of Events, which includes key deadlines for course registration and payment of fees.
  • Review the descriptions of courses , to learn about the range of topics which may be included in a subject area. This section is a sort of official “menu” from which the departments plan what courses to offer each year. To find out which courses will be offered at a specific time, consult the Academic Timetable on Saint Mary’s web site.
  • Find information on the admission requirements and university regulations which apply to you.

If you are a member of the university community – student, staff, or member of faculty:

  • Plan your year by referring to the Academic Calendar of Events, which gives timelines for each semester, including key dates for registration, application for graduation, and public holidays.
  • Look here for information on Academic Regulations. Not all university regulations are included here; these are the ones approved by the University Senate, applying to matters such as grades, examinations, and special circumstances. 
  • Check on the requirements for majors, minors, and concentrations. When reviewing the descriptions of courses, keep in mind that this is a sort of officially approved “menu” from which the departments plan what courses to offer each year. For details on which courses will be offered at a specific time, consult the Academic Timetable on Saint Mary’s web site.
  • Need to know what constitutes a breach of Academic Integrity?  
  • Look here for information on degree requirements. Keep in mind that there are requirements for a degree or diploma and also requirements for a major, minor, or concentration within that degree. As well, make sure that you consult the Academic Calendar for the appropriate academic year.  

Inquiries related to specific areas should be directed to the officers indicated below:

Admissions and Recruitment
Telephone: 902-496-8280
Fax: 902-420-5073

Service Centre (Enrolment Services)
Registrar: 902-420-5582
Fax: 902-420-5151

Studio for Teaching and Learning
Telephone: 902-420-5081
Fax: 902-420-5015

Library
Circulation: 902-420-5547
Fax: 902-420-5561

Residence Accommodations
Single housing: 902-420-5598
Family and graduate housing: 902-420-5589
Fax: 902-496-8107

Scholarships and Student Loans
Telephone: 902-420-5582
Fax: 902-420-5151

Student Affairs
Telephone: 902-420-5761
Fax: 902-491-6248