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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- July 17, 2020
- June 19, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Harrison Oakes for being awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for highest academic standing in a PhD program across all UW faculties!
- May 13, 2020
Social Development Studies students are driven to help others and promote positive change within their communities. During a time of increased uncertainty, isolation and concern for loved ones, many students are tackling these new challenges with strength and resilience.
We'd like to highlight two outstanding SDS alumni, in their efforts to both inform and serve their communities during this pandemic.