Social Development Studies (SDS) is a Bachelor of Arts degree available through the University of Waterloo, though the department is housed in Renison University College.
Students can complete an SDS major with or without specializations, or an SDS minor (if pursuing a different major or in Liberal Studies). More information on declaring majors or minors.
A current degree in SDS* includes the major (12-16 courses), the Communication Requirement (ARTS 130 + ARTS 140), arts breadth requirements, and lots of free space to pursue areas of interest. Always check the Undergraduate Calendar year requirements corresponding both to the year in which you enrolled in the Faculty of Arts (Program-Level [BA] degree requirements) and in Social Development Studies (Academic Plan requirements)
*Please contact your advisor if you are unsure what calendar year requirements you're following, or if you started an SDS major or minor plan prior to September 2018 (checklists differ).
Current checklists (started Fall 2018 or later)
*Checklists are best viewed when downloaded and opened in Adobe.
TIP: Advisors are happy to help support students and clarify requirements, but it is a student's responsibility to confirm that all requirements for graduation are met using the resources available (e.g. applicable websites and advisors).