Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies (IDS)

General

Program Description

International development studies (IDS) is the study of poverty, inequality and how to create change and make the world a better place to live. Students explore the ethics around what it actually means to provide help to someone living in poverty, as well as best practices in poverty reduction and making a long-term difference in people's lives.

Food justice, disaster response, Canadian aid policy, environmental sustainability, armed conflict, disease, and education are examples of topics that IDS touches on. Both the three-year and the four-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Development Studies provide a breadth of exposure to the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and include significant depth in IDS. This major is designed for students interested in global justice, citizenship, and sustainable development. These degrees prepare students well for any area of employment or vocation with valuable skills, communication, writing, analytical, critical thinking, and organizing. A three- or a four-year B.A. in IDS also serves as a sound basis for launching into professional studies such as community development, public policy, social work, law, and so on.

Tuition & Fees

  • CAD 13000 / year
  • CAD 15000 / year (International students)
Last updated February 2018

About the School

The origins of CMU go back to the early 1990s when people from the business community and from four Mennonite colleges in Manitoba—CMBC, Concord College, Steinbach Bible College and Menno Simons Colle ... Read More

The origins of CMU go back to the early 1990s when people from the business community and from four Mennonite colleges in Manitoba—CMBC, Concord College, Steinbach Bible College and Menno Simons College—met to talk about inter-Mennonite co-operation in higher education. This led to formal discussions among the colleges, beginning in 1995. Steinbach Bible College withdrew from the process in 1996. Read less