Welcome to Social Development Studies
Social Development Studies (SDS) is a Bachelor of Arts major offering courses in human and social development through psychology, sociology, and social work perspectives. The degree can be done entirely online, on-campus, or with a mix of modalities.
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.
SDS Major students can also access any of our 5 specializations:
- Social Work
- Individual Well-being and Development
- Diversity and Equity*
- Social Policy and Social Action*