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Human Rights Studies

Welcome

The University of Dayton established the nation’s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998. More than one hundred students have graduated from the program and pursued careers as human rights advocates and academics or humanitarian professionals in legal, governmental and nonprofit sectors.

The Human Rights Studies Program offers the B.A. in Human Rights Studies, an interdisciplinary pre-professional degree firmly grounded in traditional liberal arts. Students, faculty, and staff participating in the program enter into it guided by their fundamental commitment to respect and promote the dignity of each human person. The Program also offers a Minor in Human Rights Studies that students can integrate with any degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and even across units, making degrees in business, engineering or education all the more distinctive.

2019 Women of UD: Trailblazers
Dr. Natalie Hudson
Human Rights Scholar.
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In the News
Human Rights 10.14.19
UD students contribute to high-level U.N. report

A high-level United Nations-supported Global Alliance report presented in July to U.N. member states included research conducted during the 2019 spring semester by six University of Dayton international studies majors as part of their senior capstone course.

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Human Rights 01.28.19
Moral Courage Project: El Paso

University of Dayton students traveled to El Paso, Texas, in May 2018 to interview and photograph human rights advocates, community leaders and faith leaders about their commitment to immigration rights work at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Internships and Opportunities

Experiential Learning

Learn real-world skills with internships, service-learning, research, student leadership and professional networking.

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CONTACT

Human Rights Studies Program

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425
937-229-3626
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