University of Waterloo
Environment 3 Building
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
Tel. (519) 888-4567
INDEV in a glance
|Course load||Required courses||Elective courses||Minimum GPA to graduate|
Major cumulative average: 70%
Program schedule (Practice Specialization)
|Year 4||Overseas Placement||Overseas Placement||Off
Program schedule (Research Specialization)
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.
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.