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Degree details

INDEV in a glance

Course load Required courses Elective courses Minimum GPA to graduate 

Full-time studies

(20 units)

29 11

Overall: 65% 

Major cumulative average: 70%

Program schedule (Practice Specialization)

  Fall Term
(September-December)
Winter Term
(January-April)
Spring Term
(May-August)
Year 1 Study Study Off
Year 2 Study Study Off
Year 3 Study Study Study
Year 4 Overseas Placement Overseas Placement Off
 

Program schedule (Research Specialization)

  Fall Term
(September-December)
Winter Term
(January-April)
Spring Term
(May-August)
Year 1 Study Study Off
Year 2 Study Study Off
Year 3 Study Study Off
Year 4 Study Study
 

What will I study?

The International Development program brings courses together from several disciplines including environmental studies, social sciences, and management. Key themes in the program include:

Business and management
Gain valuable skills in accounting, public relations, marketing, and developing business plans so that you can effectively manage and implement complex development projects.

Understanding the relationship of technology to context 
Suburban Canada is vastly different from rural Africa which is different from Asia. You'll learn about tools and approaches that are appropriate to the various cultures in which you'll be working.

Sustainable development
With the world facing issues such as climate change, drought, and increasing urbanization, you'll be able to use your environmental knowledge to develop models that are both environmentally and economically appropriate.

Problem-solving and innovative approaches to development
Research and problem-solving skills are crucial to identifying issues and formulating creative and effective responses.

The program includes a course in a second language and a field work placement on a development project in a challenged community overseas.

In addition to your required courses, you can choose 10 electives over your 4 years of study. Electives can be used to fulfill the requirements for:

*Additional conditions and application forms may be required.

Courses

See the undergraduate calendar for course list.