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:

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (SSH)

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 you can take include English, History, Indigenous Learning, Northern Studies, Political Science and Visual Arts.

Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies (FSES)

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.

Faculty of Natural Resources Management

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

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

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, Aboriginal and northern health issues.

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

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.

Faculty of Education

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.

Faculty of Engineering

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.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)

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.

Faculty of Law

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 Aboriginal peoples; establishing a law practice in a small centre; and Natural Resources, with specialties in mining and forestry.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

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

Indigenous Content Requirement

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 Aboriginal content.

Be sure to check out 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 help other students by volunteering to become a tutor.

You can also visit the Writing Centre for assistance with essay writing. At Student Central there are academic advisors who are available if you need guidance and assistance throughout the year.

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

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