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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- Aug. 29, 2019
Congratulations to the following SDS Students, who received prestigious awards during the Spring 2019 Convocation Ceremony.
Zoe Dunbar - Board of Governors Medal for Academic Achievement
- July 30, 2019
As part of a nation-wide $285 million announcement, the following SDS faculty were awarded grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) towards exciting research initiatives:
- May 3, 2019
On April 24, 2019, the annual Arts Awards for Service, Teaching and Research were presented to faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo. This year, Renison’s own Dr. Doug Cowan was recognized with an Arts Award for Excellence in Research.