Our Social and Environmental Justice program is unique in Canada – we provide you with the knowledge, inspiration and career skills 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 graduates are socially aware citizens and inspirational leaders in their communities who contribute to a more positive collective future for all.
Embracing Laurier's designation as an Ashoka Changemaker Campus, the program prepares you for a career in the field of social and environment justice through targeted courses such as Social and Environmental Justice in Practice and the Community Internship.
In addition, the Social Innovation Specialization supports the development of the entrepreneurial skills needed to be successful in your own socially focused business venture or within an established organization.
"My years at Laurier Brantford were some of the best of my life. The tight-knit community was a perfect fit for me, and offered me leadership opportunities that I likely would not have pursued elsewhere. My BA equipped me with the skills I needed to succeed not only in the education field, but in any career I choose." – Alison McLaren
"My years at Laurier Brantford were some of the best of my life. The tight-knit community was a perfect fit for me, and offered me leadership opportunities that I likely would not have pursued elsewhere. My BA equipped me with the skills I needed to succeed not only in the education field, but in any career I choose."
– Alison McLaren
Students who have successfully completed George Brown College's two-year Community Worker program with a 75% average or better will be eligible for admission into Laurier's Bachelor of Arts in Social and Environmental Justice program. This articulation is a 2+2 agreement, meaning successful participants will transfer in with two years of college education and complete their university degree in only two additional years of study at Laurier.
In addition to the 10.0 transfer credits qualifying applicants will carry over from their college experience, 2+2 agreement participants will earn 10.0 credits over two years, as follows:
2.5 senior SOJE credits including a maximum of 0.5 credit from the following related discipline courses:
1.5 senior-level credits in any discipline.
If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.
Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.
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