Lakehead University

Lakehead University is a modern, student-centered University with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia in Ontario, Canada. The University offers bachelor's degree programs through nine faculties including Engineering, Business Administration, Education, Law, Medical School, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Health & Behavioral Sciences.
  • Average Tuition CAD 24,000
  • Students 8,680
  • International Students 6%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 37,000
  • Intakes Fall Spring
  • Application Deadline March 1 November 2
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Lakehead University offers bachelor's degree programs in over 57 fields, including Bioinformatics, Aboriginal Education, Criminology, Environmental Studies, Medicine, Law and Philosophy. The University ensures innovative courses, approachable professors, warm environment and smaller class sizes for a better learning experience.

The University offers accommodation on both campuses through residence halls, apartments and townhouses. The residences provide ample social opportunities to students through talent shows, game nights, festivals and cultural outings. The institute also offers guidance to international students on financial assistance, housing, course selection, health insurance and visa.

  • 01Ranked as Canada's #1 undergraduate Research University for 2015-2017, by Research Infosource.
  • 02Ranked in the Top 10 primarily undergraduate Canadian Universities, by Maclean's 2018.
  • 03Notable alumni include distinguished public servants, industry CEOs, award-winning authors and members of the Order of Canada.

Bachelor Programs

  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Aboriginal Education

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Aboriginal Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and sup more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Applied Life Sciences

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including bio-molecular research in anthropology more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Bioinformatics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Biology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology, and recombinan more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Business

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buy more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Chemistry

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.Thi more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Computer Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Criminology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Economics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient alloc more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Education

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technologica more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering: Chemical

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering: Civil

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering: Electrical

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering: Mechanical

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Engineering: Software

    CAD 25,357 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical princ more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    English

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; Chemistry at.This 4-year pro more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Environmental Management

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Mangement. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosy more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Environmental Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Environmental Sustainability

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Sustainability. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Forestry

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forestry. The program offers courses that focus on forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production techn more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    General Arts

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Lakehead Arts One. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Indigenous Learning, Political Science, Hi more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    General Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Lakehead Science One. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Anthr more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    History

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Indigenous Learning

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--></style>This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Indigenous Studies<br>The pr more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Kinesiology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Kinesiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Kinesiology including the physiological,&nbsp;ergonomic, biom more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Languages

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.This 4-year program leads to a Honor more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Mathematics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Media Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociolog more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Medicine

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, preventi more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Music

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock musi more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Natural Resource Management

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Natural Resource Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of ecosystem&nbsp;management including Social, E more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Natural Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Natural Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including Life Systems, Biological Liter more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Northern Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Northern Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the Social and Physical Sciences, In more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Nursing

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the variety of more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Philosophy

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetic more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Physics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Political Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Psychology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.This 4-year more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Resource and Environmental Economics

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Resource and Environmental Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Economics Political Sci more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Social Work

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Sociology

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and m more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Visual Arts

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Water Resource Science

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Water Resource Science. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosys more
  • Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

    Women's Studies

    CAD 22,601 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.This 4-year program leads to an Honors Bachelor more

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1100
  • Minimum ACT 24

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries, including the merit-based Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships for international students.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1965

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    The University has over 65,000 alumni across the world.

    The Location

    Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

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      • Testimony
        , Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Cambridge, ON

        When I was considering attending Lakehead University, I remember speaking to the dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, who told me “if you want to be anonymous, don’t come here.” Those words stuck with me, and when I visited Lakehead University for the first time, I knew it was the school for me. YYA big part of obtaining a post-secondary education is about the connections that you make while working towards your degree, a central focus of the one-of-a-kind Natural Resources Management Program. For students who love the outdoors and want to make a difference in the responsible management of natural resources, this program is one to consider. What I like most about Lakehead is the close-knit school community, the open door policy with professors and the practical, hands-on learning afforded by our faculty.YYThunder Bay is a fantastic place to go to school, with all the amenities of a large city, yet a very supportive, active community and unparalleled outdoor recreation just minutes from the downtown. Opportunity knocks everywhere around campus—whether volunteering for one of the many student societies, participating in off-campus field trips or working alongside professors and graduate students, there is a myriad of learning opportunities outside the classroom, which is the real draw for students. After completing the program, I will be very well qualified to obtain work in the natural resources field or to further my studies in graduate school. The opportunity to learn in such a supportive school community where everyone is committed to seeing you succeed makes Lakehead University a cut above for those seeking a unique and fulfilling post-secondary education.

      • Testimony
        2001-2005, BSc. Nursing

        When I was deciding which university to attend, there were two essential qualities I was looking for. I wanted to pursue an undergraduate degree in the health sciences and I wanted to attend a school where I could compete on a varsity Nordic ski team. The best school with that combination was right in my hometown of Thunder Bay! I know now that this decision was the right one.In addition to varsity skiing, I have been a part of a number of exciting initiatives at Lakehead. One included travelling to Sandy Lake, a remote aboriginal community of Northern Ontario to conduct a sports program for youth. I also served as Vice-Chair of the NaHSSA Chapter at Lakehead (National Health Science Student’s Association) and in this capacity I was able to bridge collaborative events to more students in the future. The most unique quality of Lakehead University is the sense of community. Staying in my hometown to attend university has allowed me to form many new friendships while maintaining old ones. Best of all, I have access to high quality education in the beautiful northern city of Thunder Bay!

      • Testimony
        2003-2007, BA Anthropology/BSc Natural Science Biology

        "I chose Lakehead University because it's close to home, and it was the perfect place for me to continue to develop my skills and knowledge and meet great people. Anthropology is a very diverse, broad field and the small classroom sizes are advantageous for in-depth discussion and presentations. I love that anthropology is a big mix of disciplines! Anthropology is the study of humankind in the context of time and culture, and so much more. Outside of class, I occasionally contribute to the student newspaper, the Argus, and I am looking forward to being even more involved with Orientation this year, as a student ambassador! Within the city, I enjoy good company, biking and walking on the trails, swimming at Hazelwood Lake, seeing wildlife at Mission Marsh, going to see the occasional bands at Kilroys and the Apollo, and checking out new art at Definitely Superior Artist Run Centre. My advice to future students is to be involved with the whole process of applying to university, making choices and taking things into your own hands, and this way it will make the experience even more personal!