The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a wide range of programs, from traditional arts disciplines such as English and History to new and interdisciplinary fields of study such as User Experience Design. In all of our programs you’ll get both knowledge and know-how; all our programs offer you opportunities to apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world – what we call experiential learning. A degree in Liberal Arts provides you with many opportunities to explore different fields while developing essential skills in critical thinking and communication. Additionally, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the world around you – and how you can positively influence it.
Many of our undergraduate programs offer opportunities for students to include related postgraduate certificates from Conestoga College through either concurrent or Year 3 delivery in a unique campus partnership that permits shared student services with the college in Brantford. Three of our programs, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Humanities with Leadership Foundations and Law and Society, are part of a program partnership with the University of Sussex in the UK, which began in 2016/17. Through this pathway, you can receive both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a law degree (LLB) in six years – and have a significant international experience.
Our Master of Arts program in Social Justice and Community Engagement is unique in Canada. It combines in-class and community-based experiences to bridge the gap between social and environmental justice theory and practice.
Two professors honoured with Laurier’s Faculty Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement
Digital Media and Journalism at Laurier: Building well-rounded journalists
Students in Laurier course to design 'sustainable habitats' for local churches, community groups
Privacy Booth collects stories to teach students about digital privacy
Laurier’s Brantford campus launches a podcast studio and podcaster-in-residence program
Term extended for acting dean: Faculty of Liberal Arts
Laurier students broaden their horizons through study abroad opportunities
Generous donation to Laurier creates the User Experience Design Initiative, supported by Scotiabank
Degrassi co-creator Linda Schuyler to discuss iconic television franchise during Laurier lectures
Laurier peer mentors share first-hand experience at Learning Specialists Association of Canada conference
International day reiterates importance of Human Rights
Brantford’s Jewish history topic of Laurier-hosted event
Laurier researchers working to help African refugee youth transition to post-secondary education
State of local journalism topic of Laurier panel discussion
Laurier field course students witness realities of migration in Mexico
Laurier’s Social Justice Forum to focus on anti-racism in post-secondary education
Laurier student-created app streamlines outdoor ice rink monitoring for City of Brantford volunteers
Focus on creative writing prepares Brantford English grads for life after Laurier
Laurier students gain global perspective through faculty-led programs abroad
Laurier students bring history to life with 'Brantford: Our Immigrant Stories'
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