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

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 and Visual Arts.

The Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies 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 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 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 and Software Engineering.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine 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 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, and 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.

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.

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 Zone for assistance with essay writing on both campuses or with virtual appointments.

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.

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