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:
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.
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.
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.
Family Science emphasizes on different aspects of family life at different stages of family development—with the overall goal of strengthening and empowering families.
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.
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. For more information about employers hiring in your field, visit the Student Success Resource Centre.
Child Welfare Agencies
Day Care Centres
Government Services (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
Human Resource Departments
Marketing and Market Research Companies
Mental Health Institutions
Placement / Employment Agencies
Schools and School Boards
Shelters and Residences
Social Service Organizations
Special Need Centres
Specialized Consulting Firms
Youth Drop-In Centres
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
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.
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 workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.