Social Sciences and Humanities: Welcome

Message from the Dean of Social Sciences & Humanities

Welcome to Lakehead University where we believe in an exceptional and unconventional educational experience.  Whether you have begun your studies at Lakehead University with a clear idea of your program major, or you remain undecided, your decision to embark on a Social Sciences and Humanities degree will prepare you for many exciting possibilities for the future.  

The various disciplines that make up the Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University include: Criminology; English; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Indigenous Learning; Interdisciplinary Studies; Languages; Media, Film and Communictations;  Music; Northern Studies; Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; and Visual Arts.

These disciplines will provide you with the ability to grapple with important challenges facing our society and help to shape thinking about social justice and our response to pressing social issues at a local, national and international level. Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities are creative, engaged, and interdisciplinary by nature, and will enable you to sharpen your communication and analytical skills through rigorous scholarship and inquiry. Our students stand out in the crowd having acquired the knowledge and skills to effect change in all aspects of contemporary society.

Furthermore, our graduates are entrepreneurial, creative and highly adaptable to new and ever-changing workplace environments, possessing essential skills and knowledge highly sought after by employers, particularly in the area of critical thinking and advanced communication and research.  Your Lakehead University education will prepare you for a wide range of career choices, from education, business, community activism, and government to law.

The future is now. Let your journey begin!