Train the leaders of the future. Help people fulfill their potential. When you study human relations, your passion for people shapes you into an agent for social change. Expertise in human relationships in the community and the workplace sets you on a path towards the helping professions. Whether you want to build strong teams in the corporate world or get organized at a grassroots level, our Human Relations program gives you the tools to become a next-generation leader.
In a curriculum that straddles the classroom and the outside community, you will hone your leadership and teamwork skills. You’ll also:
Study the dynamics of people in groups and one-on-one interactions
Practise techniques of intervention and facilitation that resolve conflicts
Learn to coordinate and execute special events and programs for the community-at-large
Perform in-the-field research
Concordia’s hands-on approach provides a solid foundation for future graduate studies in such fields as human resource development and training, organization or community development, social work, and public or business administration. Students graduate with transferable skills that bring about empowerment, self-management and effective teamwork in a rapidly changing workplace.
The Specialization is intended to develop a high level of skill and knowledge in small group leadership and its applications in practical settings. The Specialization includes a research component and an internship in the final year, culminating and focusing on the student's emphasis of study.
Major in Human Relations (42 credits)
The Major is intended to develop human relations skills and a good grounding in small group leadership. The Major includes a fieldwork component in the final year, which gives the students an opportunity to apply the skills, and knowledge derived from the classroom. The Major gives the students the flexibility to take a variety of elective courses in other areas in addition to Applied Human Sciences, or for those with specific needs or interests, to select a double Major or Minor in another department to fulfill their degree requirements.
Minor in Human Relations (30 credits)
This program gives the student an opportunity to obtain knowledge and practice in group dynamics, group leadership, interpersonal relations and communications, design skills and simulated class practice in facilitation. The Minor is designed to provide a basic understanding of group and/or teamwork which is an increasingly important aspect in today's work environment.
All applicants to the Specialization, Major and Minor in Human Relations programs are required to submit a Letter of Intent with their Concordia University admission application. This is your opportunity as a prospective student to express, in writing, why you wish to enter the Department of Applied Human Sciences. The letter should include:
A statement of both your long-term and short-term goals.
Your reasons for choosing Applied Human Sciences.
Your strengths and weaknesses as a candidate.
The experiences you have had that led you to apply (including work and volunteer experience).
Special note: CEGEP graduates of Techniques de Loisirs (Dawson College), Special Care Counselling (Vanier College, Lasalle College), Social Services (Dawson College) and Correctional Technology (John Abbott College) may have credits applied to their degrees based on their course of study at CEGEP. Applicants will be informed of any credits awarded in their Offer of Admission.
Minimum Cut-off Averages
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
Human Relations alumni have sound knowledge in group dynamics and process, change management, interpersonal communications and how people learn. These are all transferable skills that are useful in a variety of areas that include: