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
Mariam Pirbhai’s first novel explores how multiple attacks are labelled as isolated incidents rather than what they are — hate crimes
New undergraduate certificates in digital media and geomatics will equip students with in-demand skills
ParkSeek researchers encourage Laurier students to discover parks and improve well-being
Laurier’s Emma Stobo wins first place in Canadian Association of Hispanists undergraduate essay contest
A future-ready experience: Laurier student Christine Sylvester receives hands-on lesson in archaeology
One application, two degrees: Laurier student develops future-ready skills in BA+MA program
Laurier students gain future-ready skills and give back through community and workplace partnerships
Laurier students establish e-waste bin on Waterloo campus for safe disposal of batteries, light bulbs and electronics
Geography Professor Christopher Lemieux shares how provincial parks were impacted by pandemic lockdowns and restrictions
UN shows Laurier Film Studies faculty member’s documentary on climate change
Women and Gender Studies Professor Karen Stote explains A.R. Kaufman’s controversial history in Waterloo Region
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
Laurier appoints new dean of the Faculty of Arts