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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Society, Culture and Environment (BA)


Interested in social and environmental justice? Our Society, Culture and Environment program 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. You’ll work together with your professors to inspire one another and to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

Our program not only nurtures engaged citizens who participate in their communities, but also develops fundamental employability skills such as writing, speaking and teamwork.

We also offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Society, Culture and Environment in combination with one of two graduate certificates from Conestoga College: 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 the Laurier Brantford campus. In just four years students following this pathway can earn both a Laurier Honours BA degree and a Conestoga graduate certificate.

The broad-based education provided by our Society, Culture and Environment 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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Rob Kristofferson, Program Coordinator

T: 519.756.8228 x5837

Nicole Morgan, Academic Program Assistant


Program Highlights

  • Tutorials are offered as part of our introductory course, Current Issues in Global Context, giving you the valuable opportunity of engaging in a small classroom environment during your first year of university.
  • Fourth-year Society, Culture and Environment students can gain experience through a community-based internship in the Brantford area.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Digital and Social Media: Critical Approaches
  • Environmental Concerns: From the Grand to the Globe
  • The Democratic Imagination
  • Popular Culture and Meaning

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  • Admission range of low-mid 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


  • A wide range of organizations and agencies have employed our graduates: the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Grand Eerie District School Board, YMCA, United Way, TD Canada Trust, Rogers Communications, Cooperators Insurance, and Grand River Conservation Area.
  • Graduates have been employed as teachers, curriculum developers, business planners, financial advisors, not-for-profit campaign associates, youth workers and more.
  • Going on to graduate studies or specialized training is also a choice for many of our graduates. Recent graduates have gone on to additional schooling in business administration, social work, labour and environmental studies, law, and early childhood education.

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