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
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
Laurier researchers digitizing and analyzing Cold War civil defence materials in the ‘Diefenbunker’
Laurier PhD student helps high school history class delve deep into the lives of First World War veterans
Trouble at the Beach
Underwater ‘drone’ will help Laurier and partner organizations perform state-of-the-art water research
Balsillie School of International Affairs appoints global security expert as new director
Laurier’s Dana Sawchuk recognized for cultivating a culture of teaching and learning excellence
Professor Morgan Holmes is pushing for change for intersex people, through research and activism
New Laurier Research Chair program helping top researchers make an impact
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