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Human Relations

What can I do with my degree in Human Relations?

About the program

When you study Human Relations, your passion for people shapes you into an agent for social change and become a next-generation leader. Concordia’s Human Relations program offers four concentrations:

  1. Individual and Small Group Processes focuses on working with individuals, small groups, and teams, grounded in an understanding of individual and group developmental tasks, issues, and process.
  2. Community Development is a discipline that provides students with both the practical and analytical skills to create opportunities for communities to act together, to make changes that foster social inclusion and equality.
  3. Organization Development and Change helps students to understand the challenges and opportunities facing an organization and then to design and implement interventions to bring about change.
  4. Family Science emphasizes on different aspects of family life at different stages of family development—with the overall goal of strengthening and empowering families. 

For the latest information on programs, visit the Human Relations program page

Skills developed

As a student in Human Relations, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Design and implement rehabilitative programs 
  • Plan recreational activities 
  • Ability to promote healthy relationships 
  • Active listening 
  • Effectively interact with diverse populations and cultural sensitivity
  • Emotional maturity 
  • Familiarity with social processes 
  • Knowledge of community resources and understanding of community needs 
  • Statistical skills and research methods 
  • Understanding of group dynamics  

  • Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding comprehensively
  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write reports and essays
  • Explain complex concepts and theories to others
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Observe and interpret data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Advertising Firms
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Community Organizations
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Crisis Centres
  • Day Care Centres
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Services (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resource Departments
  • Insurance Companies
  • Marketing and Market Research Companies
  • Mental Health Institutions
  • Placement / Employment Agencies
  • Research Centres
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools and School Boards
  • Shelters and Residences
  • Social Service Organizations
  • Special Need Centres
  • Specialized Consulting Firms
  • Youth Drop-In Centres

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Indigenous Outreach Worker
  • Addictions Worker
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Drop-In Community Centre Worker
  • Employment Advisor
  • Family Service Worker
  • Gerontology Aide
  • Group Home Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Rehabilitation Worker / Social Services
  • Social / Community Service Worker
  • Women's Shelter Supervisor

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Employee Assistance
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraiser
  • Grievance Officer
  • Human Resources Worker
  • Job Analyst
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mediator
  • Public Relations Coordinator / Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Sales Representative

  • Foreign Services Officer
  • Police Officer  
  • Probation and parole Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Veteran services officer
  • Social Assistance and compensation officer

  • Admissions Officer
  • Career Advisor
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education Specialist
  • Family Educator
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Program / Academic Advisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Coordinator
  • Teaching Assistant for Children with Special Needs
  • Trainer / Training Specialist

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Human Relations

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Account Manager, Banking
  • Career / Clinical Counsellor  
  • Clinical Psychologist  
  • Criminologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Professional  
  • Industrial / Organizational Psychologist 
  • Market Research Consultant  
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Professor  
  • Psychometrician   
  • Public Opinion Survey Researcher
  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Speech Language Pathologist

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshopscareer fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-745

Loyola Campus
Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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