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 describes some of the academic programs you can take at Lakehead.

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Academic Programs

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 at least one 0.5 full course or equivalent course containing at least 50% (or 18 hours) of Indigenous knowledge and/or Indigenous content. Learn more about Lakehead’s Indigenous Content Requirement.

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, communications and research skills. Programs include:

  • English
  • History
  • Indigenous Learning
  • Northern Studies
  • Political Science
  • Visual Arts

The Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies allows you to choose from a wide range of courses to prepare you for careers in research, education, medicine, law and many other professions. Departments include:

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Geography and the Environment
  • Mathematical Science
  • Sustainability Sciences
  • Physics

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

  • Forestry
  • 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
  • Social Work (with a special emphasis on rural, remote, Indigenous and northern health issues)

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

The Faculty of Education offers you concurrent education programs that allow you to earn your teaching certification while you are 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
  • Software Engineering

At the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, you can earn a 3-year law degree that is focused on justice in non-metropolitan communities. The Faculty focuses on 3 main areas:

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Legal practice in small centre and rural areas
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Law

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.

View 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 on the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses.

The Career Zone is here to help you with career exploration and employability skills. We have a variety of services including resumé reviews, interview preparation, job searching and more!

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

You can also visit the Academic Support Zone for assistance with writing support services and tutoring, as well as study support workshops and programs, available on both campuses and virtually.

Student Central is every student’s one-stop-shop for information and advice. Arriving on campus for the first time, getting ready to graduate or anything in between, Student Central is a convenient way to access support in 1 central location. Access everything a student needs, from help enrolling and registering for classes to financial support, academic advising and more. Dedicated Student Central Professionals are available to provide you with holistic advice from start to finish.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

If you have a disability or medical condition that requires academic accommodation and support, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is available to help. Contact the office as soon as possible to ensure the appropriate supports are in place for you at the beginning of the school year.

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