Human Rights and Equity Studies

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Human Rights and Equity Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Double Major Minor

Discover the foundational concepts behind human rights, examine what constitutes rights violations and discuss the complexities around solving social issues.


Program Information

Human Rights and Equity Studies explores the ethical principles of human rights as well as the roots and impact of human rights violations and efforts of remedy. Problems of physical, social and economic security, cultural autonomy, and political rights and freedom of expression are examined.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major, Specialized

3, 4 yrs

Experiential Education

Research / Other Activities

Honours Option




Degree Overview

Career Options

With a Human Rights and Equity Studies degree from York you will be well prepared for exciting and fulfilling careers in fields such as education, social services, workers’ and children’s rights, human resources, international human rights and government relations.


Child Rights Advocate Community Centre Director Cultural Consultant
Foreign Service Worker Government Administrator Immigration Rights Advisor
Immigration Advocate International Human Rights Worker NGO Director
Refugee Rights Advocate UN Representative Women’s Rights Advocate