Current Students

Social Development Studies is an interdisciplinary social science program with courses covering topics in social work, psychology, sociology, education, and associated topics.

Students can pursue an SDS major (12-16 courses) with optional specialization(s) (5-6 courses), or a an SDS minor (8 courses). Co-op is available for students in the Honours major plan, pending requirements.

There's a lot of resources for UWaterloo students and it's hard to know where to start - consider this your hub for "all things SDS"! 

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Key Websites


SDS Degree

Start here: New to SDS?


Looking to add an SDS major, minor or specialization? Submit a plan modification from to an academic advisor.


Enrolling in Courses

Troubleshoot issues


Class Help


Financial Resources

Gain Experience


*not all students can participate in co-op. Talk to your academic advisor.


...and more!


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