Academic Programs and Supports


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

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Academic Programs

The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (SSH) explores the complex social, cultural, economic and political issues that face our societies. SSH programs also give you the chance to build your critical thinking, communication and research skills. Programs include English, History, Indigenous Learning, Northern Studies, Political Science and Visual Arts.

The Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies (FSES) includes departments, such as Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography and Geology, Mathematical Science, Sustainability Science, and Physics. You can choose from a wide range of courses to prepare you for careers in research, education, medicine, law and many other professions.

The Faculty of Natural Resources Management focuses on the study of forests and forested lands. Programs include Forestry and Environmental Management.

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, dedicated to advancing human health and well-being, offers you programs in Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology and Social Work, with a special emphasis on rural, remote, Indigenous and northern health issues.

The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) offers you a solid business foundation and extends your learning beyond the classroom through research opportunities. You can take programs in Administration and Commerce or look into graduate study through a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Science in Management (MSc) degree.

The Faculty of Education offers you concurrent education programs, which allow you to earn your teaching certification while you’re completing your undergraduate degree. You can also pursue graduate education through both master’s and PhD programs.

The Faculty of Engineering offers you a broad understanding of the economic, ethical and societal issues that impact engineering and society. It consists of 5 academic departments: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineering.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is well known for its innovative model of community-engaged medical education and research. You will work with various northern communities throughout your medical training to develop a better understanding of living and working in Northern Ontario.

At the Faculty of Law, known as the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, you can earn a 3-year law degree that’s focused on justice in non-metropolitan communities. The Faculty focuses on 3 main areas: Aboriginal Law and issues related to Indigenous peoples; establishing a law practice in a small centre; and Natural Resources, with specialties in mining and forestry.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers you opportunities to pursue advanced research and hone your critical-thinking skills, with more than 30 programs at the graduate level.

For years, many of Lakehead’s academic programs have included Indigenous content across their respective curricula. Since the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year, all undergraduate academic programs at the University have included a degree requirement of the equivalent of at least one 0.5 full course equivalent course containing at least 50% (or 18 hours) of Indigenous knowledge and/or Indigenous content.

View all of all of Lakehead’s academic programs.

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Academic Supports

Lakehead 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 Lakehead.

Lakehead’s Student Success Centre offers you a range of academic supports and resources.

If you need help with your course assignments, you can access tutoring and peer-assisted learning in English, math and science. Or, if you have the expertise, you can help other students by volunteering to become a tutor.

You can also visit the Academic Zone for assistance with essay writing.

At Student Central there are Student Central Professionals who are available if you need guidance and assistance throughout the year.

For more information about Lakehead’s academic supports, visit Student Support Services.

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