Justice and Human Rights
The Justice and Human Rights concentration connects students with important new global issues, such as the growth of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), international peacekeeping, and international legal bodies. These new bodies require specialists who have studied international law, human rights, and related fields such as health, social welfare, and security, and who are also fluent in different languages and culturally knowledgeable. International aid workers, human rights advocates, experts in non-violent conflict resolution, and others in the field of global welfare need a strong foundation in social sciences and humanities as well as heightened awareness of cultural commonalities and differences. Language skills and regional specialization are also essential. This concentration is designed to meet these needs and prepare students for graduate study, internships, and careers in the above-mentioned fields. It also links technology and science issues to human rights and social justice, directing students to examine such problems as access to medicine and clean water. Students can continue working on these issues in their co-operative education or study abroad. Our Costa Rica program, for example, offers exciting options that dovetail well with this IAS concentration.
Bachelor of Arts Degree: 182.0 credits
Recommended Plan of Study
Bachelor of Arts in IAS, Justice and Human Rights Concentration: Five-year Co-op