International Development Studies

WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)

picture1International Development Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers its own courses, while collaborating with other departments in the Faculty of Arts to cover a wide range of topics. Students take their core courses through the IDS program and electives offered by other departments in the Faculty of Arts.

Why study International Development?

  • Study relevant global issues including, refugees, poverty, conflict and security studies, and global health.
  • Gain an increased awareness of the dynamics between the Global North and Global South and the ways that they shape everyday lives around the world.
  • Exerience a truly international field and have the opportunity to gain credit for international of domestic internships.

Studying IDS could lead you to careers in:

  • International Organizations such as the United Nations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • International consultancy firms
  • Immigration offices
  • Intercultural social work
  • Corporate risk analysis
  • Government policy and program development

IDS Program Requirements: Minor 24ch


STUDENTS WHO BEGAN PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 2016

STUDENTS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016 OR LATER
IDS 2001 OR 2003
IDS 3002 OR 3003
+ 6 Electives
IDS 2003
IDS 3003
+ 6 Electives Tier 2 or Tier 3

Any student in any faculty can pursue a minor in IDS.

Double Major 30ch


STUDENTS WHO BEGAN PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 2016

STUDENTS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016 OR LATER
IDS 2001 OR 2003
IDS 3002 OR 3003
+ 8 Electives (24ch)

IDS 2003
IDS 3003
IDS 4103
IDS 4203
+ 6 Electives (18ch) Four of which must be Tier 2.

 Joint Honours 36ch


STUDENTS WHO BEGAN PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 2016

STUDENTS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016 OR LATER
IDS 2001 OR 2003
IDS 3002 OR 3003
+ 8 Electives (24ch)

IDS 2003
IDS 3003
IDS 4103
IDS 4203
IDS 4900
+ 6 Electives (18ch) Four of which must be Tier 2.

Students pursuing a double major of joint honours may combine their IDS program with any disciplinary program in the Faculty of Arts

Updated November 8, 2016