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Earn a B.A. not only in the theory but in the applied practice of Human Rights to help you address the most urgent problems facing today’s world.
About the Online Program
Human right challenges – and opportunities – abound around the world. The B.A. in Human Rights Practice will provide you with the knowledge, insights and skills needed to contribute to a more just and equal world.
Coursework in the Human Rights Practice major will enable you to gain a broad understanding of human rights issues around the globe while also offering opportunities to focus on the topics, groups, and locations that concern you the most. The curriculum emphasizes acquiring the practical capabilities that will enable you to work with an organization aligned with the principles of human rights and your own personal and professional commitments to social justice.
Earning the B.A. in Human Rights Practice will build core capabilities including:
- foundational knowledge
- critical perspectives
- writing competencies
- advocacy skills
- analytical abilities
- grant writing
- testimony gathering
- documentary production
- experience in “real-world” contexts
Graduates with a BA in Human Rights will be prepared for careers in local, national, and international governmental and non-governmental organizations working on human rights and social justice issues. The program also prepares students for enrollment in law schools or graduate programs that focus on human rights issues, as well as other public and private sector jobs engaged with social issues and vulnerable populations. Career fields include:
- Human rights projects
- Civil rights organizations
- Corporate social responsibility
- Research consultancies
- Issue advocacy
- Social justice campaigns
- Political affairs
- Diplomacy and international affairs
- Legal services
- Policy programs
Courses in the B.A. in Human Rights Practice offer extensive interaction between students and leading practitioners from around the globe through several video conferences in each course. Project-based learning enables students to complete real-world projects alongside work with community members through independent studies, internships, and the Capstone course. The curriculum includes the courses listed below. For further information, please see the page on the Human Rights BA Major and Minor Requirements.