Academic Programs and Supports

Overview

You can choose from a variety of academic programs at Laurier and will likely find a program that sparks your interest. This section lists some examples of the academic programs you can take at Laurier.

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Academic Programs

The Faculty of Arts prepares you to adapt to a changing economy and become engaged as a citizen. Graduates have found jobs in education, business and government. Programs you can take include Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Medieval Studies and Political Science. With 11 departments and many options for interdisciplinary programs, Arts spans a number of fields in the social sciences and humanities.

Laurier’s Faculty of Education offers you a Bachelor of Education degree that combines hands-on education with theoretical and research background to advance your knowledge and enable you to participate in other areas of education. Our faculty of Education has seats and scholarships set aside for Indigenous learners. Our new International Education Studies, the first of its kind, is your pathway to teach in international schools or pursue education-related work in international development. We also offer a Minor in Education, which you can add to any BA program. In addition, Laurier offers a Master of Education.

The Faculty of Music offers a welcoming environment, small-class sizes and a community spirit of generosity. Students can choose between a Bachelor of Music, Canada’s only Bachelor of Music in Community Music and Ontario’s only Bachelor of Music Therapy.

The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (FSW) offers you social work programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The BSW program has a specialization in Indigenous Issues. By completing your 4-year BSW program at Laurier, you will be eligible to apply for advanced standing in our Master of Social Work (MSW). At Laurier, you can choose to complete a Master of Social Work or a Master of Social Work, Indigenous Field of Study.

Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics offers you a chance to live and work in one of Canada’s most vibrant start-up communities. You are able to choose from a range of undergraduate programs such as Business Administration, Business Administration and Computer Science, Applied Economics, and Economics and Accounting, as well as from a range of options within the MBA program.

The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (HSS) offers degrees in criminology, health, psychology, leadership, policing and game design, and promotes continuing education for professionals. As a student you will have the chance to explore complex issues, develop your critical-thinking skills and question assumptions.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers you a wide range of programs, from traditional arts disciplines such as English and history, to new and interdisciplinary fields of study. You can also take advantage of the diversity of Laurier’s programs and pursue your personal passions by combining disciplines.

Laurier’s Faculty of Science offers a full range of academic programs, including several interdisciplinary programs, across the 7 departments. Laurier brings expertise and enthusiasm for research into the classroom, through research projects, co-op work and several leading-edge research centres across campus.

Be sure to check out all of Laurier’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

Laurier offers a variety of services to help you achieve your goals at university. The following are some of the academic services you can access at Laurier.

The Centre for Student Success (CSS) supports and enhances your academic experiences at Laurier. These services can include academic advising, intercultural development, academic accommodation and assistance with learning, mathematics, study skills and writing development.

The Mathematics Assistance Centre refreshes your knowledge of fundamental math skills and offers help through homework sessions, mock tests and exam reviews, as forms of supplemental instruction to particular courses.

The Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre works to strengthen your learning strategies and study skills. You can find help with time management, note-taking, exam strategies and more.

Academic advising is available for all students through many avenues. Depending on your campus your options might change; visit the Academic Advising and Support website to find out what’s right for you.

To find out more about Laurier’s academic supports, please visit the Indigenous Student Centre or Laurier’s Centre for Student Success.

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