With more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Faculty of Arts is the largest and most diverse faculty at Laurier. Our 11 departments and interdisciplinary programming span a number of fields in the social sciences and humanities.
We are committed to teaching and research excellence. Leaders in our fields of study, we bring expertise and learning into the classroom, honour the scholarship of those who have come before us, and challenge students to combine critical thinking with a commitment to global understanding.
As a Laurier Arts student, you can create a personalized academic journey that fits your passions. Concentrate on a single field of study or combine two. Add a minor area of specialization or one of our many program options. Apply for a co-op or an international volunteer placement, and consider studying abroad for a term. Experience the world through Arts.
Arts courses provide opportunities for you to develop important workplace skills, whether you are working towards a career in business, education or the non-profit sector. You’ll learn to challenge assumptions, communicate effectively, think critically and work cooperatively. Most importantly, you’ll be able to put ideas and issues into local, global and historical perspectives.
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Laurier English professor Eleanor Ty named Fulbright Scholar
Alison Pick named Laurier’s Edna Staebler Visiting Writer for Fall 2018
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NWT funds Laurier research into important environmental issues affecting Canada’s North
Laurier professor researching how Canada is chasing marine conservation targets, curbing standards
Laurier sustained teaching excellence awardee leads the way with humility and heart
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Global Studies field course in India opened students’ eyes
Laurier researcher investigates the science behind beaches and shoreline habitat
Master of Applied Politics students learning for life after Laurier
Two Laurier PhD students win W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research
Laurier student Hillary Scanlon making campus waste and recycling units accessible to people with vision loss
Laurier staff member Kendra Young earns degree after 30 years of on-and-off studies
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Laurier Geography and Environmental Studies students win $2,000 prize for project on Cambridge’s heritage properties register
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