Academic Programs and Supports

You can choose from a variety of academic programs at Laurier and will likely find a program that sparks your interest.

This section describes some examples of the academic programs you can take at Laurier.

View all of Laurier’s academic programs.


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
  • Political Science

With 11 departments and many options for interdisciplinary programs, Arts spans several 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 new International Education Studies program, 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 offers you social work programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Students have the opportunity of customizing their degree with a Minor in Indigenous Studies. By completing your 4-year BSW program at Laurier, you will be eligible to apply for advanced standing in our Master of Social Work. 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:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration and Computer Science
  • Economics

There is also a range of options within the Master of Business Administration program.

The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences promotes continuing education for professionals and offers degrees in:

  • Criminology
  • Game Design
  • Health
  • Leadership
  • Policing
  • Psychology

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.

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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:

  • Writing services at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses can help you develop the writing skills needed to succeed in your academic studies. By providing an accessible, supportive, student-centred environment, ideas can take shape and students can develop their writing through critical thinking.
  • Mathematics and Statistics Support 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.
  • Study Skills and Course Support services work to strengthen your learning strategies and study skills. You can find help with time management, note-taking, exam strategies and more.
  • Academic Advising and Support is available for all students through many avenues. Your options may change, depending on your campus. Visit Academic Advising and Support to find out what is right for you.
  • Accessible Learning Services (ALC) helps students with documented disabilities reach their full academic potential. The centre provides tutoring assistance, learning strategy and assistive technology support, exam accommodation and alternate-format course materials.

Laurier has newly renovated Indigenous Student Centres on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

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