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.
Laurier’s first International Students Overcoming War (ISOW)-Jusoor scholar graduates
Laurier students face Holocaust history head-on
Laurier expert on paganism gives a primer on witches
Laurier senior research associate in Yellowknife investigating how permafrost thaw is changing northern landscapes
Laurier political scientist researching what makes communities embrace or reject newcomers
Laurier researchers working to inform Canadian policy on Indigenous peoples and trade
Laurier students explore piracy in Puerto Rico’s past through spring field course experience
Unearthing history at Old Fort Erie
Laurier’s Ali Hassan Zaidi brings message of hope, joy and beauty to global problems
Student research finds benefits to participating in Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts
Mother-son student duo join Laurier’s class of 2017 together
Laurier-based citizen science project tracking threatened birds on farmland
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