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What is North American Studies?

North American Studies explores the links that bind Canada, the United States and Mexico together in the North American region. This program brings together students and faculty interested in understanding North America as a distinct historical, cultural, political and economic entity, as well as Canada’s particular place on the continent.

This program must be completed in combination with another Bachelor of Arts program, which allows you to complement your studies with knowledge and understanding of another subject area.

Courses that Focus Your Studies

If you choose Laurier's North American Studies combination program, we offer courses that focus on any of the four key areas of emphasis:

  • business and economy
  • culture and identity
  • public policy
  • Indigenous peoples

You are encouraged to take elective courses from our History, Geography, English, Film Studies, Political Science and Languages programs.

Exchange Opportunities that Put Learning into Practice

You will also be given the opportunity to study at partner universities in the United States and Mexico.

In the United States, North American Studies has a long standing relationship with Georgia Southern University. In Mexico, we have sent our majors to Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Ciudad de Mexico.

"The program has outstanding professors that encourage their students to be involved in class and assist them in finding personal areas of interest. Likewise, the smaller nature of classes within the program allows students to get to know their professors."

– Caitlyn McComb (BA '18)

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