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
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Laurier researchers receive $3.3 million from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
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Two professors honoured with Laurier’s Faculty Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement
Laurier students contribute to water conservation through Ocean Bridge program
Laurier political scientist receives distinguished scholar award
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Laurier alumni at InkSmith are meeting a national need for personal protective equipment during COVID-19
Jennifer Wilkins (BA ’96) was determined to succeed at Laurier as a 30-year-old single parent of three kids
Zoe McQuinn (BA ’98) is living her dream working at the soon-to-open Grand Egyptian Museum
Envisioning a food-secure world: Laurier’s Alison Blay-Palmer contributes solutions to a growing global problem
Philip Marsh and William Quinton co-author international study on peatland water loss in the North
Outdoor rink-makers help Laurier researchers report skating conditions across North America this past winter
Bird, Kerber and Miller selected as Laurier Early Career Researcher Award winners
Five Laurier researchers who are helping protect the Earth
Laurier celebrates teaching excellence with presentation of Donald F. Morgenson Awards
Laurier celebrates community of student teachers with awards of excellence
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