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
UN shows Laurier Film Studies faculty member’s documentary on climate change
English Professor Tanis MacDonald’s poem Walking in Space on CBC Poetry Prize long list
Experts in political science, journalism, public polling reflect on federal election results at annual Barry Kay Lecture
Meet the winners of the 2021 ACERS research competition at Laurier
Laurier researchers Jeff Heydon, Jason Roy and Kim Rygiel publish books on video surveillance, election polling and Syrian refugees
Laurier researcher Colleen Kim Daniher honoured for paper on Mohawk poet-performer E. Pauline Johnson
Laurier co-op students thrive at work amid the pandemic
Get to know incoming Faculty of Arts Dean Sofie Lachapelle
Overcoming adversity, giving back
WLU Press announces new editor for Laurier Poetry Series
Laurier appoints new dean of the Faculty of Arts
Laurier Global Studies student receives McCall MacBain Scholarship to pursue a fully funded master’s degree
Laurier political science student Jazzmine Gabert receives $10,000 Ontario Remembrance Scholarship
History of Rock Music course hits right note with Laurier students
Laurier Global Studies students host online event to shed light on asylum seekers’ experiences in Canada
Building skills for the future
Laurier Moot Court team tops at McGill invitational for second consecutive year
Meet two Laurier residence dons contributing beyond campus
Laurier Global Studies student named a finalist for a full-ride scholarship at McGill University
Laurier Professor Robert McLeman prioritizes personal connections to cultivate virtual classroom community
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