Our program offers a cohesive structure to an arts education consisting of several related disciplines. When completed, students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development studies from the University of Waterloo.

What is Social Development Studies?

In Social Development Studies (SDS), students take courses in Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, along with Social Development Studies courses designed to approach topics from an interdisciplinary angle.  Our courses blend well-founded traditional scholarship with an innovative mindset by addressing current social issues that are relevant to our globalized world, to our local communities, and to people on an individual level.  Learn more about the courses we offer.

Choosing a particular school, faculty, program, or major often depends on a multitude of factors. Learn more below about why Social Development Studies at Renison may be the best fit for your child.

Why Social Development Studies?