Courses for your International Development degree

First-year courses and beyond

September to December

  • INDEV 100 – Introduction to International Development
  • PLAN 100 – The Evolution of Planning
  • GEOG 101 – Human Geographies: People, Space and Change
  • ECON  – Introduction to Microeconomics
  • One elective

January to April

  • INDEV – Issues in International Development
  • ENVS 195 – Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ECON 102 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Two electives

After first year

About half of your classes will be International Development courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses 

INDEV 200 – The Political Economy of Development
INDEV 212 – Problem-solving for Development
INDEV 308 – Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
INDEV 387 – Global Cities in Global Development


Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Graham Barnes our Faculty of Environment recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps