University description (as per official university website)
STATEMENT OF MISSION
As an undergraduate, liberal arts university, the University of Sudbury is committed to foster and to develop in its students the desire and the ability to undertake for themselves humanity's perennial quest for ultimate meaning. The courses and programmes offered by the University of Sudbury will be such as not only to record, but to foster, in a contemporary setting, the search for Truth.
As a university situated in Northeastern Ontario, the University of Sudbury is committed to the official cultural bilingualism of the region by the provision of courses and programmes both in the French and the English languages, insofar as enrolment warrants and by a dedication to the development of the cultural aspirations of the Anglophone and Francophone communities through an involvement in the life of these communities.
As a university committed to the preservation and development of the culture, traditions of the Native Peoples of Northeastern Ontario, the University of Sudbury is committed to the provision to both Native and Non-Native students of Laurentian University of courses and programmes destined to the furthering of an awareness of, and appreciation for, the Native world-view.
Situated in a religiously and culturally pluralistic society, the University of Sudbury acknowledges this diversity and is committed to promote inter-faith dialogue and ecumenism. Through this cultural reciprocity, the University of Sudbury will seek to cultivate and nurture Christian students in the Roman Catholic tradition. This commitment will be doubly expressed: by the provision of an integral humanistic and religious education; and by its involvement, through the promotion of, and participation in various related projects and activities.
The University of Sudbury is a bilingual university in the tradition of its founding Jesuit Fathers, and committed to promoting the traditions and culture of the First Nations.
Inspired by the Jesuit philosophy of education the formation of the whole person in service to community the University of Sudbury also has a special commitment to community engagement and service to others.
The University of Sudbury's mission consists of four commitments: to promote the search for truth and meaning, ecumenical and interfaith relations, bilingualism and a deeper appreciation of Aboriginal culture and traditions.
The University offers courses in Philosophy, Native Studies, Religious Studies, Folklore and Communication – all of which are accredited towards a Laurentian University degree. The Library's holdings and services support each of those programs.
The Lucien Matte Residence is a "home away from home" for a community of 173 students.
The Director of Spiritual Services organizes activities and fosters a stimulating environment for personal growth through community engagement in an ecumenical and inter-faith setting. Native elders also enhance the university experience of students by providing support services from an Aboriginal perspective. The University's chapel is home to the St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, a community of the Diocese of Sault-Ste-Marie, and also serves as a place for ecumenical and multi-faith worship and meditation.
PROGRAMMES AND DEGREES
Note: The University of Sudbury, federated with Laurentian University, offers programmes and courses leading to a B.A.
General programmes require three years (90 credits); specialized or honours programmes require four years (120 credits).
Philosophy: B.A. (general) B.A. (specialized/honours)
Native Studies: B.A. (general); B.A. (specialized/honours)
Religious Studies: B.A. (general); B.A. (specialized/honours)
Folklore: B.A. (general) (in French only)
Communication publique: B.A. (general); B.A. (specialized/honours) (in French only)
Every course and programme we offer is accepted for credit towards a Laurentian University degree. Even if you major in one of our programmes - Religious Studies, Philosophy, Native Studies, Folklore or Communication publique - every course will lead to a Laurentian degree.