Why Study Human Rights at SMU?

The SMU Human Rights Program is dedicated to providing opportunities for promoting, defending, and extending human rights.

As the premier human rights organization in higher education, SMU Human Rights seeks to help individuals advance their dreams through academic achievement, human rights travel experiences, field work, and community outreach efforts.  

EHRP specializes in three areas of human rights work

Undergraduate Academics

Major/Minor

SMU is one of seven U.S. institutions to offer a bachelor's degree in this field.
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Human Rights Trips

EHRP facilitates several human rights trips throughout the world each year. 
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Action and Outreach

The program offers leadership to a variety of outreach and action efforts every semester.