Human Rights (Minor)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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.
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.
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
- Quebec CEGEP: 21
- High School: C+
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26
- Baccalauréat français: 11
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): C
Course requirements for admission
None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
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 available.
|Fall term deadline:|
|Canadian citizen or
|International Students||February 1|
|Winter term deadline:|
|Canadian citizen or
|International students||September 1|
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
- Human Rights: An Overview
- Social Movements and Protest Politics
- Human Rights and International Justice
The Minor in Human Rights Studies includes two (2) required courses and six (6) elective courses chosen from a selected interdisciplinary group. See details on the course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar.