The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a wide range of programs, from traditional arts disciplines such as English and History to new and interdisciplinary fields of study such as User Experience Design. In all of our programs you’ll get both knowledge and know-how; all our programs offer you opportunities to apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world – what we call experiential learning. A degree in Liberal Arts provides you with many opportunities to explore different fields while developing essential skills in critical thinking and communication. Additionally, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the world around you – and how you can positively influence it.
Many of our undergraduate programs offer opportunities for students to include related postgraduate certificates from Conestoga College through either concurrent or Year 3 delivery in a unique campus partnership that permits shared student services with the college in Brantford. Two of our programs, Human Rights and Human Diversity and Law and Society, are part of a program partnership with the University of Sussex in the UK, which began in 2016/17. Through this pathway, you can receive both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a law degree (LLB) in six years – and have a significant international experience.
Our Master of Arts program in Social Justice and Community Engagement is unique in Canada. It combines in-class and community-based experiences to bridge the gap between social and environmental justice theory and practice.
Laurier class gets first-hand understanding of books through the eyes of children
From a refugee camp in Kenya to Laurier’s Brantford campus: one student’s story
Students interact with real newsroom scenarios in Laurier teaching fellow’s choose-your-own-adventure videos
Laurier-Ghana exchange program continues to inspire students' career plans
Laurier’s Land We Are event will delve into local Indigenous history and the purpose of land acknowledgments
Laurier alumna brings documentary about grandmother and Malaysian batik sarongs to Brantford campus
Innovation and leadership the focus for Laurier’s user experience design students at Fluxible conference
Library mural inspires Laurier panel discussion on reconciliation through the arts
An original production written by Laurier alumna Victoria Hudson-Muir is being featured at Bell Summer Theatre Festival
Laurier students explore memory, commemoration through battlefield tour course
Laurier student curator tells Brantford’s history through uniforms
Donner Prize shortlists Canadian public education policy book by Laurier professor Kelly Gallagher-Mackay
Laurier-Syracuse exchange program will build Indigenous curriculum across borders
Laurier receives nearly $2.3 million in research funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council
A culture of care cultivated by Laurier award winner
Laurier announces 2018 faculty teaching excellence awards
Foundations courses equip students with academic tool kit of practical skills, critical thought
Laurier professor changing the world for children with autism and migrant workers
Laurier deepening partnership with Ghana through Queen Elizabeth Scholars program
Laurier presents inaugural Early Career Researcher Awards to recognize research excellence
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