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Human Rights Studies (Minor)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Human Rights?

Human rights studies encompasses the eternal drive to improve the human condition, and attendant debates over the primacy of the individual within society and the universal versus relativist approach to rights, positive and negative freedoms. The Minor in Human Rights Studies draws its curriculum from a variety of disciplines.

Program structure

Program option

  • Minor in Human Rights Studies (24 credits)

The program of courses leading to a Minor in Human Rights Studies consists of 24 credits in the Department. The Minor is designed to provide an opportunity for students to make a combination with a Specialization, a Major, or Honours in another discipline.

For Undergraduate Students already at Concordia (concentration change), the requirements to add a minor in Human Rights Studies are:

  • at least 24 credits completed at Concordia
  • a GPA of at least 2.0

Please make an appointment to see one of the Department's Academic Advisors for further details.


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: 21
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:

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.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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