Introduction

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villavicencio, as well as 23 Centers for University Assistance that support distance learning nationwide.

Our Mission and Vision

Institutional Mission

The Mission of Universidad Santo Tomás is inspired by the Christian humanistic thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas. It consists in promoting a comprehensive education of people in the field of Higher Education, through teaching-learning actions and processes, research and social impact. The aforementioned in order for students to respond in an ethic, creative and critical manner to the current demands of human life, and to contribute with solutions to the problems and needs the society and the country face.

Institutional Vision

In 2027, Universidad Santo Tomás of Colombia will be an international reference of excellent multi-campus education quality. It will be acknowledged for the effective and systemic articulation of its substantive functions as well as for being a driving force for human promotion and responsible social transformation, in a sustainable environment of justice and peace, in the search for the common good.

About our History

Universidad Santo Tomás was the first university cloister in Colombia, founded on June 13th, 1580, under the pontificate of Pope Gregory XIII. In 1608, Santo Tomás School was founded, which subsequently merged with Universidad de Estudios Generales (General Studies University). Colegio-Universidad Santo Tomás was then founded, later named Universidad Tomística (Thomistic University).

For almost three centuries, the University was an endless source of thinking and culture that educated an important number of Neogranadinos (The citizens of the viceroyalty of Nueva Granada). Among prominent graduates are Andrés Rosillo (Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Canon graduate), Camilo Torres (author of the famous Memorial de Agravios - Grievance memorial), Francisco José de Caldas (Canon graduate), Francisco de Paula Santander (Philosophy and Law graduate), and Atanasio Girardot (Canon graduate).

In 1975, Universidad Santo Tomás was one of the pioneers in offering distance learning programs, forming a high number of professionals of different regions of the country. In 1996, the campus in Tunja was established; next year, the campus in Medellin was opened, and in 2007 the in-situ offer of face to face programs was open in Villavicencio.

Multi-campus High-Quality University

Universidad Santo Tomás is part of a select group of Colombian higher education institutions that have been awarded the High-Quality institutional accreditation by the Colombian Ministry of Education, due to the high-quality levels of its academic programs and services offered to students, professors, and administrative staff.

In the constant search for quality and continuous improvement, the institution has accredited undergraduate programs in all of its campuses nationwide.

For Universidad Santo Tomás, this accreditation means a recognition of the long-cultivated experience; a successful management; a joint work; an effort of constant improvement; an exceptional human team; and a missionary will serve the country and to become a quality university, with humanistic and Christian criteria and a deeply rooted vocation of service and transformation of reality.

Academic Programs

77 Undergraduate Programs and 111 Graduate Programs

Universidad Santo Tomás offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of:

  • Economics, Management, and Accounting
  • Law and Political Sciences
  • Engineering, Architecture, and Urbanism
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Philosophy and Theology

In all of its campuses, Universidad Santo Tomás seeks to develop a research culture, intended for both, the institutional and external context, generating an integrated research community through groups, hotbeds, and networks that respond to the needs of knowledge and its application.

The research culture of Universidad Santo Tomás is in a dynamic field that goes beyond the institutional, counting with new pedagogies and aiming at a greater extension and coverage in the framework of academic quality.

Universidad Santo Tomás aims at:

  • Consolidating, promoting, and developing research in different lines, from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives articulated to teaching and social impact.
  • Promoting research at the scientific level and within the sciences of discussion.
  • Managing projects related to the sharing of knowledge, the intellectual production, and publications.

Alumni

Studying at Universidad Santo Tomás allows future professionals to develop labor competencies to transform society from the exercise of their profession in the different productive sectors of the national and global contexts, with high levels of quality and leadership that not only allows them to be used promptly after graduation, but also to consolidate their business ideas to become solid companies that contribute to the development of the country and their own projects of life.

Currently, the Institution has more than 132,047 professionals in the country and in the world, trained as citizens committed to the growth of society, which enhance the quality of their training in spaces for dialogue and permanent updating. When graduating from a university that has High-Quality Accreditation, professionals are able to incise fundamental fields of action that directly influence the daily construction of the different realities that take place in our globalized world.

Programs taught in:
Spanish (Colombia)

This school also offers:

Bachelor

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The Economics Program of the Universidad Santo Tomás , has a tradition of more than 50 years forming economists. More than 4,400 graduates trained under the principles of ... [+]

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You are an integral professional, with solid theoretical and quantitative training, to face the activities of analysis, planning, consultancy and consultancy in business, financial and public spheres, able to conduct processes and propose solutions to economic and social problems, in regional scenarios, National and international. You have leadership capacity to develop economic research, processes of identification and analysis of information, project management, orientation and evaluation of public policy.

Your profile as tomasino is marked by fidelity to Thomistic thinking, oriented towards justice and social equity.

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Colombia Bogotá
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The Electronic Engineer of Universidad Santo Tomás is a humanist, integral, ethical, critical professional, with the ability to solve problems, innovate, model, design, d ... [+]

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Double Program

The Electronic Engineering Program, as an integral part of the Engineering Division of the University, participates in the processes, proposals and activities that in a coordinated manner present the other engineering programs in order to strengthen and consolidate the academic processes. In this context, the idea of ​​offering the Electronic Engineering student the option of obtaining a second degree in Engineering (double program) with Telecommunications Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, due to the common elements that in some areas and academic nucleuses they share and the similarity in the valuation of the credits, hourly intensity and programmatic contents, which can be approved without losing the identity or quality of each particular program.... [-]

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The Industrial Engineering program of the Universidad Santo Tomás is recognized by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia through Resolution 15785 of December 4, ... [+]

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Strengths

The Industrial Engineering program of the Universidad Santo Tomás is recognized by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia through Resolution 15785 of December 4, 2012, which granted the Qualified Registry to begin its academic and training activities, under the institutional accreditation of high quality.

It forms part of the academic and formative offer of the University of greatest tradition, history and experience in the country, as the First University Senate of Colombia, guided by proven humanistic principles, ethical values ​​and a deep sense of social responsibility. It has a competitive and flexible curriculum, with a teaching staff highly qualified professionally, ethically and pedagogically, with the necessary and appropriate bibliographic and technological means and with a physical plant suitable for the integral formation and well-being of the academic community. . The program offers the possibility of interacting with other programs of the Engineering Division and opting for a double program in several of them for those who demonstrate conditions of high academic performance.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
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Spanish (Colombia)
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10 semesters
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Within the framework of the institutional mission, the psychology faculty of the Universidad Santo Tomás is responsible for providing a comprehensive humanist education t ... [+]

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Mission

Within the framework of the institutional mission, the psychology faculty of the Universidad Santo Tomás is responsible for providing a comprehensive humanist education to its students, enabling the graduate to engage with psychology, assuming ethics, critically and creatively the problems of the society; and for facilitating the training of a professional who conceives the individual, systems and human organizations from a multi-paradigmatic psychological perspective, so that, through research and social projection, it promotes the understanding of the family as the fundamental basis of all society.

Training ObjectivesManage strategies to strengthen the interest in the development of a psychology that, as a discipline and as a profession, permanently seeks alternative solutions to social problems.Enable a comprehensive vision of human development that facilitates a multidimensional understanding of the individual, the family and other human systems.Facilitate teaching processes aimed at the achievement of autonomous learning as a result of a permanent process of self-assessment, co-evaluation and hetero-evaluation, at the personal, professional and ethical levels.Develop pedagogical proposals that allow to qualify competences for the realization of multiparadigmatic and pluralist psychological readings in front of phenomena of social and individual development in different action scenarios.Provide academic spaces that favor the recognition of knowledge different from those provided by psychology, to generate proposals for research and intervention of greater impact for society.Promote the social responsibility of the discipline with the realities of the country, from the development of entrepreneurial, scientific and aesthetic skills, to promote spaces of equity and social participation.... [-]
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Spanish (Colombia)
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10 semesters
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The Faculty of Social Communication has as Mission to train social communicators active subjects of history, committed to the national reality, truth and justice that, th ... [+]

What is the career of Social Communication?

The Faculty of Social Communication has as Mission to train social communicators active subjects of history, committed to the national reality, truth and justice that, through their professional intervention, contribute to the construction and strengthening of participatory spaces of dialogue, agreement and respect for the service of peace.

Therefore, the Faculty offers a space for reflection and action on the role of communication as a privileged scenario for the production, reproduction and transformation of social reality. The relevance of a communication program for peace is evident in relation to the need to train communicators aware of their country and its history, through a curriculum linked to the construction and strengthening of new forms of citizenship and spaces inclusive public.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
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9 semesters
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The sociology program of the USTA is characterized by its extensive training in social research, critical-proactive analysis and planning for social development. These sp ... [+]

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About us

The sociology program of the USTA is characterized by its extensive training in social research, critical-proactive analysis and planning for social development. These spaces are vital to understand social phenomena in the framework of constant contribution to public and non-governmental organizations. In addition, it allows support in private settings, from the understanding and homologation of their needs and requirements, in the search for a country and a democratic, equitable and peaceful society.

Thus, the Sociology program of the Universidad Santo Tomás , is essentially distinguished by responding to local, regional and national needs, guiding its work and training processes in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work, from and with highly vulnerable communities and populations Social.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish (Colombia)
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10 semesters
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