General Education

Set the STAGE for your success!

We call the General Education Program at St. Thomas Aquinas College the STAGE Program (or St. Thomas Aquinas Gateway to Excellence) because it sets the stage for success in college and beyond. It is where the benefits of the liberal arts meet practical application because it is infused with meaningful problem-based and cross-disciplinary learning.

STAGE provides you the opportunity to be an active participant in creating your educational plan in which you tackle the significant questions and perennial issues relevant to your interests and goals.

STAGE develops the skills necessary for personal and professional success in the 21st Century.

STAGE is a cross-disciplinary program that uses integrative learning and develops your skills through a sequential learning experience. With each new level, the desired skills become more sophisticated.

The skills and proficiencies you will develop through the STAGE program include:

  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving and Critical Analysis
  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Global Learning and Social Responsibility
  • Quantitative Literacy

The STAGE Program will help you master the essential skills you will need for all your classes at St. Thomas Aquinas College, it will set the foundation of knowledge for your major, and it will create a unique pathway to your career!