Graduates of equity studies develop a range of skills that support a variety of occupations. Among them are the ability to examine philosophical, social, and political dimensions of human rights. Graduates can work in various social and human services such as in youth care, social work, the correctional system, and counseling. With a law degree, graduates can practice law (after being licensed to practice) and concentrate on human rights cases. In business and civil service, graduates of equity studies can work in human resources or personnel management, where they work to ensure equal working conditions and pay equity for all employees.
Graduates can work internationally to better human rights around the world. Examples of organizations employing graduates include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, United Nations, and Doctors Without Borders.
Graduates can stay in academia and teach human rights studies, political science, law, and social justice while doing independent research and writing. Some become professional writers for various organizations or become involved with the development of public policy. With an additional teaching degree, graduates can teach social sciences at the primary or secondary school level.
A degree in equity studies can be used for entry to law, politics, social work, police work, and nursing.