Lakehead Arts One

Are you interested in a Bachelor of Arts, but feeling uncertain as to which program is right for you? Lakehead Arts One allows you to explore a range of disciplines from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities without having to select a particular major until the end of your first year.

University is a time for exploration – Lakehead Arts One allows you to take a mix of different courses throughout your first year to uncover your true passion. You will have the opportunity to choose courses from a variety of arts-based disciplines including:

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • History
  • Indigenous Learning
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts
  • Women's Studies 

To compliment this flexibility, you will also meet with a dedicated advisor who will help you discover your interests,career goals, and majors that suit your aspirations. Additionally, our Department holds workshops on exploring program options, and monthly coffee talks with faculty members to learn more about your options.

As you near the end of your first year at Lakehead University, you will be ready to confidently select the program and major that is best suited to you.

Lakehead Advantage

Our Faculty of Social Science & Humanities is small and comprehensive; creating ample opportunity to access professors and teaching assistants and benefit from the intimate and interactive learning environment. We enjoy helping you find your passion as a student, and aspire to shape your future as a prospective graduate.

In addition to your dedicated advisor, you will benefit from regular Strong Interest Inventory Assessments. These assessments will bring insight into potential career paths, and provide monthly workshops and coffee talks with faculty members from different programs, a meet-and-greet with the Chair of your chosen program, and assistance in developing your first year schedule. We are very invested in your success and we will do what it takes to ensure you are confidently moving toward a bright future as a Lakehead University graduate. 

Transfer Options 

It’s easy to transfer to Lakehead. Our pathway and general transfer policies are designed to help you maximize your credits from your current or previous studies at either college or university – or even both. 

There are a number of ways to transfer to Lakehead. Let us help you achieve your degree completion goals. For more information regarding specific admission requirements from college or university, check out the “Admissions Requirement” tab above and select your most recent level of study.

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International Secondary School/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Arts One
    Degree:
    Arts and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Arts One
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • Arts One
    Degree:
    Arts and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B
  • General
    Degree:
    Arts
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to the English prerequisite requirement are accepted. College transfer students entering via a transfer pathway are not required to satisfy the English prerequisite requirement.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U) or equivalent
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B


The Lakehead Arts One program overcomes the restrictions of traditional programs by allowing as much latitude as possible when choosing courses. Therefore, first year requirements are very flexible and driven by your interests. 

For course listings, visit our Academic Calendar.

We have many student-run societies and clubs that cater to virtually any interest! These organizations are integral to our sense of community on campus. They host events, fundraisers, workshops, and competitions to bring people together and raise awareness for unique topics and issues. Visit our Student Clubs and Associations page for more information, as well as a listing of Student Centres.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Arts & Science
Orillia
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$6,649.45
$0.00
$1,009.51
$7,658.96
$3,829.48
$3,829.48
$1,329.89
$1,409.51
$664.95
$704.76
2
$6,617.68
$0.00
$934.51
$7,552.19
$3,776.10
$3,776.09
$1,323.54
$1,403.16
$661.77
$701.58
3
$6,572.55
$0.00
$934.51
$7,507.06
$3,753.53
$3,753.53
$1,314.51
$1,394.13
$657.26
$697.07
4
$5,998.10
$0.00
$934.51
$6,932.61
$3,466.31
$3,466.30
$1,199.62
$1,279.24
$599.81
$639.62
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,009.51
$26,009.51
$13,004.76
$13,004.75
$5,000.00
$5,079.62
$2,500.00
$2,539.81
2-4
$25,000.00
$0.00
$934.51
$25,934.51
$12,967.26
$12,967.25
$5,000.00
$5,079.62
$2,500.00
$2,539.81
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP
Arts (Includes, but is not limited to: HBMus, HBFA, Palliative Care, Dementia Studies, NLIP)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$0.00
$1,312.13
$7,296.64
$3,648.32
$3,648.32
$1,196.90
$1,326.12
$598.45
$663.06
2
$5,955.86
$0.00
$1,237.13
$7,192.99
$3,596.50
$3,596.49
$1,191.17
$1,320.39
$595.59
$660.20
3
$5,915.30
$0.00
$1,237.13
$7,152.43
$3,576.22
$3,576.21
$1,183.06
$1,312.28
$591.53
$656.14
4
$5,398.29
$0.00
$1,237.13
$6,635.42
$3,317.71
$3,317.71
$1,079.66
$1,208.88
$539.83
$604.44
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,312.13
$26,312.13
$13,156.07
$13,156.06
$5,000.00
$5,129.22
$2,500.00
$2,564.61
2-4
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,237.13
$26,237.13
$13,118.57
$13,118.56
$5,000.00
$5,129.22
$2,500.00
$2,564.61
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Athletic Building Fee (Wolf Den)SABWF99.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF120.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF63.20
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 407.38
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.03
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.07
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.95
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF138.24
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) FeeSLCSF17.12
LU Radio FeeSRADF10.00
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 829.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay) 1,237.13

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUS):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year
- Undergraduate Full-Time  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee SORIE75.00
Total Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay): 1,237.13
 TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Students - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay):
  1,312.13
2020-21 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Athletic Building FeeSABWF19.809.90
Student Athletic SocietySATHF24.0412.02
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.646.32
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
Lakehead University Services Subtotal: 81.4840.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.215.10
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS20.980.49
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 26.6713.34
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00
LUSU fees Subtotal: 47.7523.87
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.2264.61
    
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees For Part-Time Undergraduate First Year Students: Amount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Orientation and First Year Experience Fee (Flat Fee - not per course)SORIE75.0075.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.2264.61
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate First Year/First Course (Thunder Bay): 204.22139.61
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHO96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS44.89
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO144.35
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO133.35
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.46
LUSU Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 750.15
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) 934.51

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 First Year Students

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIO75.00
LUSU and LU Services Fees Total 934.51
Total 1,009.51
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount Per Course (1.0FCE)Amount Per Half Course (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees
   
Student Athletic SocietySATHO19.239.62
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.646.32
Lakehead Services Fees Subtotal: 36.8718.44
Lakehead University Student Union Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.215.10
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS40.980.49
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO26.6713.34
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 31.5615.78
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 79.6239.81
    
First Year Part-Time Orillia Students:   
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee (Flat fee - Not per course)SORIO75.0075.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia) 79.6239.81
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course/First Course, First Year (Orillia) 154.62114.81
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHH96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMH25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAH63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUH84.89
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUHS133.35
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.12
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 605.80
Georgian/Barrie U-Pass Fee **SLBUB172.00
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 962.16

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

** 
The Lakead-Georgian/Barrie Bus Pass Fee (SLBUB):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Lakehead-Georgian (Barrie) - Non-Engineering
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIB75.00
LUSU and LU Services and Bus Pass Subtotal 962.16
Total 1,037.16
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount Per Course (1.0 FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHH19.23
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMH5.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAH12.64
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 36.87
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUH80.98
LUSU Activity FeeSLUHS26.67
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.40
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF3.49
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 42.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time (Per Course) Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 79.62