The Human Rights minor provides students with both intellectual and practical opportunities to engage with human rights in preparation for encountering a wide variety of twenty-first century political issues, social problems, and employment opportunities. The curriculum is distinctively interdisciplinary, mirroring the world of human rights today.
To complete the minor, students must complete 19 credits.
A Human Rights minor is beneficial to careers in:
- International politics and relations
- Health professions
- Social services
- Government and global agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Human resources
Why Study Human Rights at Grand Valley?
- Learn about a contemporary topic with both global and local relevance. The 2013 Global Slavery Index estimates that worldwide, 29.2 million people live in slavery with a significant number living in the US—some right here in Michigan.
- Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world around the subject of human rights.
- Gain a foundation in human rights while creating your own pathway through this program, which includes electives across the university.
- Engage in experiential learning connected to human rights through study abroad, internships, and/or service learning.