Human Rights and Human Diversity is a program that will help prepare you for a wide range of careers where you can advance the cause of human rights and social justice in Canada and around the world. By taking this program, you’ll come to understand human rights (their origins, how they are protected, and the current challenges they face) and their relationship to human diversity (through gender, race, religion, culture, disability and sexual orientation).
We also offer a combined Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Human Diversity degree and Human Resources Management (with Conestoga College). This postgraduate diploma program provides you with all of the required educational components to become a Certified Human Resources Professional. If you meet the requirements, you can apply for this program in your third year.
Human Rights and Human Diversity can also be combined with options in International Development and Issue Advocacy.
You can combine this program with a law degree (LLB) from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Our Bachelor of Laws (University of Sussex, UK) and Bachelor of Arts (Laurier) program can be completed in six years.
You'll complete your first two years in the Human Rights and Human Diversity program at our Brantford campus. Students who meet the GPA and progression requirements may then apply to the UK law program and are guaranteed an offer of admission to the University of Sussex law school; there is no requirement to write the LSAT entrance exam. After three years of studying abroad in the UK and completing an LLB, you'll return for one final year at Laurier to complete your Laurier BA.
This program is intended for people who want to study human rights and/or people who want to do something about them.
This program can prepare you for law school, master’s programs in social work or international development, among others. You can also tailor your career preparation by combining Human Rights and Human Diversity with other programs.
Examples of careers include:
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