A major in Human Rights will expose you to issues of human rights from diverse perspectives – conflict resolution, gender studies, international development studies, politics, history, geography, philosophy, anthropology, economics, and religious studies.
The Human Rights program – offered through the Global College – provides you with the opportunity to structure your education around the study of social justice, global citizenship, and human rights. Because ‘human rights’ is understood in multiple ways, this major takes an interdisciplinary approach to its core courses.
This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year or 4-year) with a Major in Human Rights. Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Human Rights as a secondary area of interest. This is the only undergraduate Human Rights program in Western Canada and is studied as a model by other institutions world-wide seeking to implement such an undergraduate degree.