Non-profit Career Skills Specialization

Many students are interested in Human Rights and Human Diversity (HRHD) because they intend to positively impact on the world through careers in the non-profit sector. The Specialization in Non-profit Career Skills is intended to enable Honours Human Rights and Human Diversity students to develop career-relevant transferrable skills that will be valuable to them both in obtaining positions and progressing within this sector. Completion of the specialization will result in a "Non-profit Career Skills Specialization" designation appearing on students' official university transcripts.

All HRHD majors are eligible to apply to have a specialization or specializations (two maximum) added to their Honours major beginning in Year 2 of their program. To do so, students must complete and submit the appropriate program selection form. After a student's eligibility has been confirmed, the specialization(s) will be added to their program.

To graduate with this specialization, students must:

  1.  complete the requirements of the HRHD Honours BA or Honours BA in Combination with another Honours BA Program; and
  2. complete the courses described below.
Where applicable, the courses described below may also be counted towards the requirements of the Human Rights and Human Diversity BA and BA in Combination with another Honours BA program.
  1. Students must complete all of the following courses (2.0 credits):
    HR322/OL322 - Non-Governmental Organizations
    HR305 - Fundraising
    HR306 - Human Rights Education
    MB207 - Introduction to Financial Accounting or BU127 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

  2. Students must complete at least two courses selected from among the following courses (1.0 credit):
    CC315/OL315 - Evaluation Research
    HR223/JN223 - Understanding Public Policy for Issue Advocacy
    HR312/JN312 - Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practice
    HR252/JN252 - Designing Digital and Social Media
    OL251/HR251 - Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
    OL370 - Power and Governance in Organizations
    HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
    HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
    HR394* - Extended International Internship/Field Placement
    MB105 - Business in a Networked Society
    OL481 - Project Management

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Addition April 13, 2016: New Specialization; effective September 1, 2016.