General Education

Set the STAGE for your success!

The Vision of St. Thomas Aquinas College is to offer a "transformative education rooted in the liberal arts and designed to prepare them for career success in a changing world." The clearest way we do this across all majors is our STAGE program, The St. Thomas Aquinas Gateway to Excellence. The skills and proficiencies you will develop through the STAGE program include those most in demand by all employers:

  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving and Critical Analysis
  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy


And, in alignment with the College Mission to prepare students to make a profound change in the world, the capstone experience of the STAGE program are Gateway courses that engage students in discussions about Cross-Cultural understanding or Social Responsibility.