Our Social and Environmental Justice program (formerly Society, Culture and Environment) is unique in Canada – we provide you with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to directly contribute to the world we live in both locally and globally. Our curriculum examines topics such as poverty and policies to reduce income inequality, climate change and sustainable communities, and citizens’ roles in a democratic society.
Our program not only nurtures engaged citizens who participate in their communities, but also develops fundamental employability skills such as writing, speaking and teamwork. Embracing Laurier’s designation as a Changemaker Campus, the program offers courses that prepare you to take a leadership role in finding innovative solutions to our world’s social and environmental problems, such as global poverty and climate change.
We also offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social and Environmental Justice in combination with one of two graduate certificates from Conestoga College: Sustainable Business Management (formerly Green Management) or Community and Social Service Management. Students choosing this route take courses for the Conestoga certificate program in their third year of studies in classrooms on Laurier’s Brantford campus. In just four years, students following this pathway can earn both a Laurier Honours BA degree and a Conestoga graduate certificate.
The Sustainable Business Management program provides students with the opportunity to develop and implement a sustainability action plan. The Community and Social Service Management program includes a work placement opportunity that provides students with practical workplace experience.
The broad-based education provided by our Social and Environmental Justice program will suit a wide range of interests and career goals, including those interested in education, law, social services, business and more. Our graduates are socially aware citizens and inspirational leaders in their communities who contribute to a more positive collective future for all.
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