Liberal Arts & Professional Studies - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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This broad program offers courses as varied as your interests. With lots of flexibility, it offers the ability to analyze issues, evaluate courses of action, and implement effective solutions. These skills are the stepping-stones to careers in a wide range of social service, business, or government organizations. You will choose a certificate program (Anthrozoology, Applied Information Technology, Arts Management, Law and Politics, Public Administration, Organizational Management, Second Language Education, Women’s and Gender Studies, Work and Employment Issues) and up to two or three minors, gaining transferable skills essential in the job market.

Sample Courses: Effective Writing, Business Communications, Technical Communications

Career Tracks: Administrator, analyst, journalist, consultant, public relations specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 76%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Couples theory with applied experience in social, political, and employment contexts
  • Analyzing personal or work-related issues, evaluate alternative courses of action, and implement effective solutions
  • Learning the stepping-stones to careers in a wide range of social service, business, or government organizations
  • Combination of Certificates and Minors, and the broad range of courses available to LAPS majors, make it more comprehensive than other degrees
  • Tailored to students with wide-ranging academic interests, but who are looking for career-related education
Crystal Bryan

"The LAPS program has provided me with an exceptionally well-rounded education. I’ve developed the leadership skills to pursue my dream of flying for a commercial airline and beyond. The transferable skills that I gained allowed me to adapt to the current demands of my position."

Crystal Bryan
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Career Tracks*

  • Border Services
  • Business Advisor
  • Case Worker
  • Community Relations Worker
  • Consultant
  • Court Monitor
  • Demographer
  • Educational Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Immigration Officer
  • Journalist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Consultant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Pilot
  • Policy Analyst
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Research Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Teacher
  • Youth Worker

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

Common sectors for graduates

  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management, office administration, labour relations
  • Information Technology: Data collection and processing, website design and troubleshooting, IT consulting
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Academia: Advanced social research
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare and Community Agencies: Administration, volunteer coordinator, policy analyst, grant writer/fundraiser
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Social research agencies
  • Social service and community agencies
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High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

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Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.



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