What will I learn?

Explore the issues of equity, diversity and human rights in society as well as in the workplace.

Hosted in the Sociology department, this program draws elective courses from Sociology; Anthropology; Études françaises; Gerontology; History; Indigenous Studies; Labour Studies; Law and Justice; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Develop your critical thinking and communication skills as you complete courses in the following areas: Indigenous rights; gender and sexuality; age, disability and mental health; language, religion, race and ethnicity.

Key Features

  • Acquaint yourself with the instruments that promote equality and social justice;
  • Prepare for the job market with a background in a wide array of disciplines;
  • Develop your critical thinking and communication skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Human resources
  • Policy analysis
  • Labour law
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Health care

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector and community organizations.

Degree options

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (4-year)
  • Major in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Bachelor of Arts (General) in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights (3-year)
  • Concentration in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Minor in Equity, Diversity and Human Rights.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years or 4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,960.00 (US$ 20,347) per year
This is for 30 credit hours; Incidental and SGA Association Fees: CAN $1,133.34
Start date

Expected May, September 2021

Venue

Laurentian University

Campus Sudbury,

935 Ramsey Lake Road,

SUDBURY,

Ontario (ON),

P3E 2C6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All secondary school applicants must successfully complete six Grade 12 4U/M courses and receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Minimum overall 'B' average (or GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in a recognized academic grade 12 program. At least 4 different academic subjects at the matriculation level must be represented in the high school diploma. (A SAT I score of 1,650 or composite ACT of 24 is recommended, but not required). English Language Requirements: Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language: 88 overall; Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language: 230 overall; IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System: 6.5 overall No band lower than 6.0; Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70 overall No part below 60; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees - CanTEST: 4.5 overall No part below 4; PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 60 overall.

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students from Afghanistan must have successfully completed a Baccalaureate examination in Grade 12. Minimum grade average of C or higher or equivalent to other country requirements.

English language requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL -iBT): 88 Overall

IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System: 6.5 overall (No band lower than 6.0)

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 60 Overall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Confederation College
  • Canadore College
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