Global Development Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose Global Development Studies?

Global Development Studies scholars ask questions such as: How do we define human rights? What does it mean for a country to ‘develop’? How is the global community interconnected?

Global Development Studies is a multidisciplinary field that examines social, economic, and political change. This program will give you a broad understanding of societal problems through analyzing the economic, political, cultural, and geographic factors that impact development issues. During the course of your studies, you'll gain cultural understanding, practical experiences, analytic skills, and research capabilities.

Career opportunities

​As a Global Development Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Global Development Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Program highlights

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Courses in this program

Anthropology of the Environment, Business in Cultural Context, Gender and Global Development Studies, Introduction to Indigenous Studies, ​Introduction to Global Development Studies

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I did a semester in Spain and field studies in Central Europe and SE Asia, experiences that gave me a first-hand look at global issues around water, food scarcity, community structure and sustainable economic development.

Alexandra K

Global development studies student


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