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.
Centres/Institutes Associated with the Faculty of Arts
UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies to be launched at Balsillie School event
Laurier English professor speaks to the Winnipeg Free Press about her new collection of poetry
The Laurier-Vancouver Film School Pathway turns students’ filmmaking dreams into reality
Laurier researcher urges policy reset in study on climate-driven migration
Laurier students’ research helps City of Waterloo reimagine City Hall’s outdoor public spaces
Laurier mourns Professor Barry Kay
Laurier graduate students connect research practice to Indigenous perspectives
Laurier geography students navigate new approaches to cartography with industry-leading software
Laurier English professor elevates diverse voices in award-winning short story collection
Geography researchers tackle global issues at Laurier showcase
Eleanor Ty elected to the RSC’s Academy of the Arts and Humanities
Rianne Mahon elected to the RSC’s Academy of Social Science
Campus magazine: David Krzesni receives grant to study community response to rising sea level in Marshall Islands
Campus magazine: Ted Arnott (BA '85) reflects on three decades in politics and role as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Top movie recommendations for Halloween, from Laurier English and Film Studies professors
Time magazine: Associate Professor Amy Milne-Smith shares the history of private members’ clubs in Victorian Britain
Canadian Parks Conference gives Laurier students opportunities to engage with parks professionals and youth leaders
Three Laurier professors elected as fellows of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada
Novelist Carrianne Leung named Laurier’s Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence
Laurier food sustainability researcher named finalist for prestigious research impact award
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