International Development Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

The notion of global interdependence has become a central fact of today's post -modern world. The challenges faced by the emerging countries of the South have an immediate impact on life in Canada.

International Development Studies (IDS) is an interdisciplinary program made to address social, political, and economic issues facing the development of emerging countries in the Global South. The program includes selected courses from the Faculty of Arts at UNB.

IDS provides students with a holistic understanding of today's important issues including the North South dialogue, globalization, poverty, indigenous concerns, ethnic struggles, and sustainable development.

Bachelor of Arts

The IDS program is available as a major, double major or honours option as part of a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree. Arts is a four year program and covers a broad range of subject areas concerned with the study of human beings and the evolution and nature of global societies, ideas, and institutions. In your first two years of the program, you will select courses in fields like humanities, languages, social sciences as well as science and business to provide you with a broad foundation for advanced study in your chosen subject area during the final two years.

Hands-on learning

The IDS program provides students with the opportunity to participate in internship programs both at the local and international levels.

For more information, see International Development Studies.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.


  • World organizations such as the United Nations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International consultancy firms
  • Research centres such as universities
  • Immigration offices
  • Intercultural social work