Welcome to Social Development Studies

What is Social Development Studies?

Social Development Studies empowers students to pursue lives and careers dedicated to the promotion of individual and community well-being.  

Social Development Studies (SDS) is a Bachelor of Arts major offering courses in human and social development, including psychology, sociology, and social work. Students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal relations, leadership, civic engagement, and global citizenship. With a University of Waterloo degree and an SDS major, graduates attain an excellent foundation for graduate studies, professional programs, and careers in human and public service.
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  1. Apr. 13, 2018Reconciliation based projects from SDS 311R SDS 311R project

  2. Dec. 18, 2017SDS Student Chelsea Campbell - recipient of the GreenHouse Social Impact FundChelsea Campbell


    Social Development Studies student Chelsea Campbell was recently awarded the GreenHouse Social Impact Showcase – Social Impact Fund.  Chelsea is establishing an online platform for youth and young adults with cancer so they can find meaningful connections.

  3. Dec. 1, 2017SDS Professor Kristina Llewellyn leads province-wide equity knowledge network teamEquity Knowledge Netwrk (RSEKN)

    The University of Waterloo and Renison University College are part of a team that has been awarded $1 million from Ontario's Ministry of Education to create an equity knowledge network.

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