With more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Faculty of Arts is the largest and most diverse faculty at Laurier. Our 19 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
Vancouver anti-Asian riots of 1907 and the parallels to Canada’s modern-day racial divide
Outdoor rinks help Laurier researchers monitor impacts of climate change
Laurier’s Changemaker Campus designation renewed by Ashoka U
Eight Mitacs Research Training Award winners at Laurier share their findings
Employers continue to support Laurier co-op students amid COVID-19
The Death of Asylum: Q and A with author and professor Alison Mountz
Laurier’s Barry Kay Memorial Lecture will explore the results of the U.S. presidential election
Global Water Futures program invests in Laurier research on impacts of climate change in the Arctic
Laurier history professor details the United States' history of conspiracy theories and the origins of QAnon
Laurier’s Inspiring Conversations series continues with webinar on the ways U.S. politics impacts Canadians
Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail rejuvenated with help from Laurier geography students
Poetry collection by Laurier professor longlisted for Toronto Book Awards
Meet four women in the Laurier community building a brighter future for girls
Winning and keeping power in Canadian politics: A Q and A with Jason Roy
Laurier faculty member Mark Terry elected as fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada
Laurier professor wins esteemed French literature award
Zoe McQuinn (BA ’98) is living her dream working at the soon-to-open Grand Egyptian Museum
Laurier Master of Applied Politics students use remote research skills to benefit community organizations
Where did the beaches go? A Q and A with a Laurier Great Lakes expert
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