Program News

New Programs

New for 2019:

Humanities with Leadership Foundations (BA)

Combine a traditional arts education with leadership in this interdisciplinary program, the only one of its kind in Ontario. Learn and understand the various ways that different disciplines ask and attempt to answer society’s big questions. You will gain leadership skills needed to inspire, motivate and bring meaningful change.

Serve your wide-ranging academic interests with this program's flexibility. Broaden your understanding of ethics, history, literature and various other arts and science disciplines. And through your courses in leadership, history, philosophy and English, you will foster a deeper understanding of yourself as both an individual and a member of society. 

Experiential learning opportunities are embedded into this program to help you apply your knowledge in creative ways, solidifying how traditional arts subjects are essential in our modern world. And in your liberal arts courses, you will immerse yourself in the problems leaders and organizations face today while learning how to create long-lasting solutions.

Graduate well equipped to understand, critically view and serve in today’s complex, challenging world, yet one that’s full of opportunity. And find yourself prepared to take on more advanced leadership roles in your career and life.

New for 2017:

User Experience Design (BDes)

User experience (UX) designers are trained professionals who understand how to make sure the entire experience a person has with a product, service, environment or message is a positive one. UX designers employ a wide range of methods for gathering information about users and their tasks; analyzing user needs; creating design solutions; iterating designs through testing and evaluation; and measuring efficiency, effectiveness and user satisfaction.

User experience professionals are in high demand and are valuable in a wide range of industries, including retail, medicine, technology, finance, education and government.

Laurier’s approach to UX goes beyond designing for the web and extends to the design of 3D and immersive environments, as well as the design of processes and services. Most classes are hands-on and offer opportunities to work on real-world problems with established companies, startups and community groups. There are opportunities for students to apply for internships and co-op. Students will also work directly with a client during their fourth-year capstone project.

New for 2016:

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) & BA (Laurier)

Laurier has signed an agreement to affiliate with one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions to offer students an opportunity to earn a Laurier Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (in either Criminology, Law & Society, or Human Rights & Human Diversity) and a law degree (LLB) from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK), in 6 years. Learn more about the LLB/BA.

Program Changes

Psychology (BA) Forensic Psychology Specialization

Laurier’s offers a direct-entry specialization in Forensic Psychology, which provides a broad overview of psychology with an added focus on the role of psychology in the criminal justice system. The Forensic Psychology Specialization is open to all Comprehensive Psychology students at our Brantford campus to enhance their degree and add to their credentials!

As a psychology student, you’ll study all aspects of human behaviour and mental processes – from an individual’s personality to group dynamics, from an infant’s cry to a senior’s struggle with dementia. Our Psychology program will teach you about these behaviours and processes and how groups, individuals, external environments and societies can affect them. With the new Forensic Specialization, you’ll also delve into the role of psychology in the criminal justice system.

Social & Environmental Justice (BA)

Our Society, Culture & Environment program has undergone a program name change. The program is now called Social & Environmental Justice. This program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to become a socially conscious citizen and change the world in which we live. Professors and students work together to inspire one another and develop innovative solutions to complex problems, like global poverty and climate change, while also exploring topics such as sustainable communities, the role of a citizen in a democratic society, and policies aimed to reduce income inequality within countries.