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
Advancing women in STEAM requires data-based policy, intentional mentorship: Laurier president
Laurier students find space to innovate in the Purpose Lab
Laurier researchers and Ecology North partner on Twitter bot project to raise awareness about climate change
Laurier 'changemakers' set to make an impact at Ashoka U Exchange
Golden Hawks share their love for Laurier
Practical approach to political science prepares Laurier students for the real world
Laurier’s Model United Nations club competes against delegates from around the world
The Record: Students from countries of conflict come to Laurier to study with club’s help
Laurier researcher investigating effects of Islamophobia on Muslim youth
In-class learning turned real-world experience for Laurier Global Studies students
Laurier’s Women and Gender Studies program one of the oldest in Canada
Laurier students build career-relevant research skills in the Yukon
Researchers say Canada’s race to conserve marine biodiversity may backfire
Three Laurier professors awarded prestigious Canada Research Chair positions
Waterloo Night Market will bring together Laurier students and community residents
Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre hosts conference examining impact of climate change on Indigenous communities in the North
Laurier doctoral research illuminates attempts to contact the spirits of the First World War
Scientific American: Robert McLeman on how the migrant caravan provides a preview of future climate migrations
Remembering the First World War: Peace studies expert to speak at Laurier about historical and contemporary conflict
Laurier researchers working to preserve 1,000-year-old rock art in Pakistan
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